It was a busy week last week for not just writers such as myself, but also for Virginia Tech when it comes to recruiting. Here are your biggest updates that you should know about recruiting for the Hokies.
Football targets solidifying top schools
Class of 2017 defensive end Tyjuan Garbutt reportedly named Virginia Tech his leader last week. This is pretty important, considering that Garbutt decommitted from the Hokies just a couple of months ago. Shane Beamer at Georgia and Torrian Gray at Florida are apparently recruiting against Virginia Tech in this case, so that could be something to watch out for.
Class of 2017 safety Devon Hunter, perhaps the biggest target left on the board for Virginia Tech in the ’17 class, is apparently working on an official visit to Virginia Tech in December. Rumor says that Virginia Tech holds a slight lead over Florida and North Carolina in his recruitment.
Another thing to take note of is that both Jalen Holston and Dax Hollifield attended Virginia Tech’s game vs. Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway. As of now, Holston does not have a scholarship offer from the Volunteers and even though Hollifield does, Tennessee doesn’t figure to be a big factor in his recruitment at this time.
Hokies in contention for Bede, Chandler
Class of 2017 point guard Wabissa Bede had an in-home visit with the Virginia Tech staff on Sept. 10 and will reportedly be visiting Blacksburg from Sept. 23-25. It seems like ever since Virginia Tech offered Bede, they’ve been in good shape with him. Bede, a 4-star prospect, is also highly interested in Butler, La Salle, Massachusetts and Minnesota.
Class of 2017 point guard Jay Jay Chandler listed Virginia Tech in his top five, which he released on Monday night.
Top 5 Top 5 Top 5💸💸 pic.twitter.com/y5exAee50H
— JayDaMan™ (@JayChandlerIII) September 12, 2016
Chandler, a 4-star recruit from Katy, TX., has 25 scholarship offers in total, including Baylor, Creighton, Oklahoma, Oregon and UNLV.
New Virginia Tech offers
Class of 2018 running back Lyn-J Dixon reported a Virginia Tech offer last week on Sept. 9.
— Lyn-J Dixon (@im_Next23) September 9, 2016
Dixon is a 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospect from Butler, GA. He’s rated as a 3-star prospect and currently has seven scholarship offers, including Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Missouri and Tennessee.
Class of 2019 small forward Zimife Nwokeji received an offer from the Hokies as well last week. Nwokeji is a 6-foot-7, 180-pound recruit from Quincy, FL. His only other reported offer at this point is James Madison.