With Virginia Tech’s regular season over, the coaching staff has gone into full recruiting mode this week. Head Coach Justin Fuente went out on the road immediately after the loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game and was absent from yesterday’s press conference. Here’s the latest on Virginia Tech recruiting.
Coaches visiting Becton, Hunter
Virginia Tech hasn’t given up on Mekhi Becton just yet. The Hokies held an in-home visit with him on Monday night and are still pursuing him. Becton would be a big piece to the offensive line for the ’17 class, which includes Silas Dzansi, Aiden Brown and Christian Darrisaw. Dzansi originally signed in 2016, and will enroll in January of 2017. Becton is Virginia Tech’s top target on the offensive line at this point.
The Hokies are continuing to make Devon Hunter a priority, which comes as no surprise. Tech will visit with Hunter on Wednesday, and will see him again this weekend when Hunter is scheduled to make his official visit. Hunter won’t be announcing his commitment until Christmas Eve, but this is Tech’s best chance to seal the deal. You can expect all hands on deck for this weekend.
Also, Victor Dimukeje will be making an official visit. Dimukeje is a 3-star defensive end for the ’17 class who is heavily considering Duke, Maryland, Rutgers and Virginia, as well as the Hokies. Safeties coach Galen Scott visited with Dimukeje last Thursday.
— Victor Dimukeje (@Big_vic72) December 2, 2016
Dimukeje is listed as a defensive end, but would likely play defensive tackle at Virginia Tech. At 6-foot-2, 255 lbs., Dimukeje would likely be around the 280 mark after a redshirt season in a college weight room.
Gill to decide next week
Xach Gill, a defensive tackle in the ’17 class, will announce his decision next week.
Gill is a 4-star recruit and will be choosing between Virginia Tech and North Carolina. If Gill heads to North Carolina, the Hokies could ramp up their recruitment of Janaz Jordan out of Bethel High School in Hampton, VA.
Wardlow trims list, says Hokies will get an official
Defensive end Kofi Wardlow has narrowed down his list of schools to Virginia Tech, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Missouri and Michigan State.
— KWarlord (@KofiWardlow) December 3, 2016
Virginia Tech, Maryland and Michigan State will get official visits. Wardlow, a 3-star prospect, is one of multiple defensive ends that the Hokies are still recruiting. Tyjuan Garbutt is still the priority there, but Tech is keeping Wardlow, Bobby Roundtree and Brad Johnson as options.
Hokies offer ’19 jumbo athlete
Virginia Tech extended a scholarship offer to Chris Hinton, 6-foot-4, 265-pound recruit out of Norcross, GA. Hinton’s size, as a high school sophomore, would put him on track to play offensive line or defensive tackle at Virginia Tech.
Hinton has some pretty good offers right now, including Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State and North Carolina. Here is some film.
Just for fun…
In case you missed this tweet before Virginia Tech’s ACC Championship game vs. Clemson, you should watch.
— #DaxTheAxe (@ChiefDax_25) December 3, 2016
That’s Dax Hollifield, a 2018 linebacker from Shelby, NC. He’s one of Virginia Tech’s top targets for the ’18 class and it seems pretty clear where his allegiances lie. No matter who you root for (except Clemson), this is pretty funny.