Virginia Tech Recruiting Update: September 12-18

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Virginia Tech’s 49-0 win certainly helps their season moving forward, but it likely also helped them in recruiting. Here’s what you need to know from last week in recruiting.

Hollifield still high on Hokies

In case you missed it, I spoke with Class of 2018 target Dax Hollifield, one of the better linebackers in that class. If you’re a subscriber, you can read that story here.

Football hosts five recruits

Class of 2017 defensive backs Donovan Johnson, Harrison Hand and Brelin Faison-Walden and defensive end Tyjuan Garbutt, as well as Class of 2018 defensive tackle Calvin Carroll all visited for Virginia Tech’s win on Saturday. Hand was on a official visit.

Hand is a 5-foot-11, 183-pound cornerback from Cherry Hill, NJ. He’s listed as a 3-star prospect with 12 scholarship offers. Hand’s other offers include Boston College, BYU, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Syracuse.

Johnson is 5-foot-10, 176-pound cornerback from Detroit, MI., who’s also ranked as a 3-star recruit. Johnson has 15 offers, including Penn State, West Virginia and Michigan.

Faison-Walden is a 3-star safety from Greensboro, NC. He’s ranked as a 3-star recruit and is currently committed to Penn State. It’s unknown if Faison-Walden is considering opening back up his recruitment.

Garbutt, who also visited Virginia Tech for their season-opener vs. Liberty, seems to be a Tech lean at this point. Garbutt did decommit on July 6, but he’s always stated since then that Virginia Tech was his leader. It seems like the Hokies have solidified that standing. The 4-star defensive end from Fredericksburg, VA. would be a huge boost to Tech’s 2017 class.

Carroll is 6-foot-2, 280-pound recruit from Baltimore, MD. His only reported offer as of now is from Maryland.

Virginia Tech basketball hosts 19 prospects

Virginia Tech basketball hosted 19 recruits this weekend, which is probably the most ever hosted on one weekend, anywhere, ever.

Here’s the list of recruits who were in Blacksburg this weekend.

  • Class of 2017 — forward Antwan Walker
  • Class of 2018 — point guards Rasir Bolton and Jared Bynum, shooting guards Jarren McAllister and Wynston Tabbs, wing Trey Wertz, small forwards Kiyon Boyd and Mezzie Offurum, forward Nassir Little, power forward Jermaine Harris and center Florent Thamba
  • Class of 2019 — point guards Anthony Harris, Kobe Langley, Keyshaun Langley and Paul Mulcahy, small forward Marin Price and centers BJ Mack and Oscar Tshebwe
  • Class of 2020 — small forward Earl Timberlake

Of those recruits who visited, here are the ones with reported offers — Walker, Bolton, Boyd, Jermaine Harris, Little, Offurum, Anthony Harris, Mack, Price, Tshiebwe, Kobe Langley and Keyshaun Langley. Mulcahy also picked up an offer this weekend.

McAllister, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound guard, committed to Virginia Tech on June 17.

The biggest targets on that list for the Class of 2018 are Kiyon Boyd, Nassir Little and Rasir Bolton. Boyd has 14 reported scholarship offers, including Maryland, Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville, Miami and Penn State. Little has 12 reported scholarship offers from schools like Florida, Florida State and Louisville, as well as Virginia. Bolton’s biggest offers are Old Dominion, Penn State and VCU.

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  1. Ricky, why would a recruit who is committed elsewhere visit another school if he was not thinking about his commitment? Just for fun? I suppose maybe.

  2. Xach Gill was there, too. And he looked like a beast. It looked like maybe Xach’s brother was with him, also. I could hardly make out the name on his name badge but it looked like Xylen Gill.

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