Virginia Tech Recruiting Update: Aug. 29-Sept. 4

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Justin Fuente, TyJuan Garbutt
TyJuan Garbutt (right) poses with Virginia Tech Head Coach Justin Fuente (left).

While Virginia Tech’s season is now in full swing, the recruiting season never ends. It was another busy Monday, so we figured it would be best to publish this today. Here’s what you need to know from last week.

Several Recruits Attend Virginia Tech’s Win Over Liberty

While the Hokies were busy installing their brand new offense in their 36-13 win over Liberty, Tech hosted several recruits, including a few commitments.

Commitments Aundre Kearney, Tahj Capehart, Hendon Hooker, Aiden Brown and Caleb Farley all reportedly attended Virginia Tech’s game on Saturday. It’s especially good for Hokies’ fans to see that Kearney, who is reportedly being considered as a soft commit, made a visit. Getting him on campus as many times as possible will help solidify his status.

Other reported attendees for Virginia Tech’s game were Tyjuan Garbutt, Noah Knapp, Bryson Speas, Nana Aisudi and Devyn Ford.

Garbutt, who decommitted from the Hokies in July, is a 4-star recruit that could find his way back in Blacksburg soon. Pittsburgh is considered the biggest threat to Virginia Tech for Garbutt as of right now.

Knapp is a 6-foot, 267-pound center from Bishop Sullivan in Virginia Beach, VA. Knapp, a Class of 2017 recruit, committed to Army at West Point on August 6, the same day Capehart committed to Virginia Tech. Knapp and Capehart played together at Ocean Lakes last season and they now play at Bishop Sullivan. Hokie commit Tayvion Land is a member of that group as well. Knapp is ranked as a 2-star recruit and does not have an offer from Virginia Tech after last weekend, so it’s unlikely he will get one now.

Speas, a 2-star offensive lineman who’s currently committed to Virginia, is a high school teammate of Hooker’s at Dudley High School in Greensboro, NC. Speas has several scholarship offers, but has yet to receive one from the Hokies. Similar to Knapp, Speas isn’t likely to be a Tech target at this point in the recruiting process, though that could change if the Hokies miss out on a lot of their top offensive line prospects.

Asiedu and Ford are in similar situations. Both are widely regarded recruits from North Stafford High School in Stafford, VA. Ford, who already has an offer from Virginia Tech, is a Class of 2019 recruit and will likely be one of the top high school players in the country in his class. If you don’t believe me, watch his highlight film.

Asiedu is a 4-star offensive lineman who also an offer from Tech and is currently ranked as the third-best player in Virginia for the ’18 class. Both Aisedu and Ford have a bunch of scholarship offers and will be some of the most sought after recruits in their classes.

Hollifield Plans Multiple Visits to Tech This Fall

Dax Hollifield, a Class of 2018 linebacker from Shelby, NC., is a big target for Virginia Tech and would be a huge get for the Hokies in this class. Hollifield is ranked as the second-best inside linebacker in the country, and the 6-foot-1, 220-pound recruit is considered a slight Tech lean so far.

Hollifield said this week that he has several college football games that he plans to attend this season, including three Virginia Tech games. Hollifield currently plans to attend this coming Saturday’s Battle at Bristol vs. Tennessee, Virginia Tech’s game at North Carolina and Virginia Tech’s Thursday night showdown with Miami in Lane Stadium.

All of Hollifield’s scholarship offers come from Power 5 programs. The most notable programs are North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, Louisville and Tennessee.

New Football Offers

Class of 2018 recruits Brenton Cox and Myles Sims both reportedly received offers from Virginia Tech this past week.

Cox is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end from Lithonia, GA. Cox is rated as a 3-star recruit and he has 13 scholarship offers at this point. Cox’s most notable offers include Tennessee, Alabama, Louisville, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and North Carolina.

Sims is a 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety from Atlanta. He’s rated as a 4-star prospect and has 12 scholarship offers. His most notable offers include Auburn, Clemson, Duke, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State and Oklahoma.

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  1. Ricky, do you know if Tech is recruiting J Cousins a rb from Graham High School in Bluefield Va we thought we saw him with the group of recruits on Saturday?

  2. Ricky – great update. thanks for all the hard work!! Is it possible to correct the info on all the recruiting lists in the recruiting section on Capehart? It still lists him as being from Ocean Lakes on the commit list, the prospect list and the top 20 from 2017. Thanks.

  3. Glad to see all the high-caliber players visiting and considering us. Here’s hoping we get the ball moving with Ford and getting Garbutt to re-commit.

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