Safety Devon Hunter announced that he will make his college commitment on Jan. 20 at Indian River High School in Chesapeake.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT 🤘🏾‼ pic.twitter.com/K1q7GICUOe
— 7️⃣ Hunter (@devonhunter11) January 11, 2017
Hunter had originally set a commitment date for Christmas Eve, but postponed that date. Hunter is Virginia Tech’s top target in the Class of 2017. Depending on where you look, he is a 4 or 5-star recruit. The 247Sports Composite ranks him as the 45th-best player in the nation and the second-best in Virginia, behind Khalan Laborn.
The Hokies have had plenty of competition for Hunter’s signature. Hunter has received 34 scholarship offers, mostly from high-level programs like Clemson and Michigan. Hunter has said he will officially decide between Alabama, Florida, Auburn, North Carolina and Ole Miss, as well as Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech has thrown everything they can into Hunter’s recruitment. Hunter modeled Virginia Tech’s Battle at Bristol uniforms the Hokies wore against Tennessee, and the Hokies also enlisted the help of former Hokies safety Kam Chancellor, who currently stars for the Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor and Hunter have addressed each other directly multiple times on Twitter, including this tweet from Chancellor to Hunter when Hunter wore the Battle at Bristol uniforms:
— The Enforcer (@Kam_Chancellor) August 20, 2016
Hunter would be the highest-rated recruit since Virginia Tech hauled in Kendall Fuller in the Class of 2013. Hunter would also propel the Hokies higher in the recruiting rankings for the Class of 2017. Virginia Tech currently sits at No. 26 in the country, directly behind North Carolina. Tech’s current Class of 2017 ranks fifth in the ACC, behind Florida State, Clemson, Miami and Carolina, per 247Sports.