Tyjuan Garbutt Commits to Virginia Tech

Justin Fuente, Tyjuan Garbutt
Tyjuan Garbutt committed to Virginia Tech on Friday, further boosting the Hokies’ Class of 2017.

Tyjuan Garbutt ended his recruitment for the second time on Friday, deciding once again to commit to Virginia Tech.


Garbutt’s recommitment comes as no surprise. Since his decommitment in July 2016, Garbutt has maintained that the Hokies were the leaders in his recruitment and he never wavered much on that statement.

Virginia Tech has recruited Garbutt as a defensive end, but his versatility and size make him a candidate to also play wide receiver. Garbutt is listed at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds and moves with ease as a receiver. Here is Garbutt’s highlight film from his senior season for your viewing pleasure.

Since Garbutt put himself back on the market, Pittsburgh has been Tech’s main contender. Garbutt took an official visit to Pittsburgh in the weeks leading up to National Signing Day, following it up with an official visit to Blacksburg. Garbutt also entertained in-home visits from both coaching staffs, but never seemed to waver on his belief that Virginia Tech was his leader.

Garbutt is the 27th member of the Class of 2017 and is the fifth 4-star recruit hauled in by Virginia Tech, based off of the 247Sports Composite. Garbutt’s commitment also gives Virginia Tech four of Virginia’s top-10 recruits, according to TSL’s rankings. The Hokies also hold commitments from Devon Hunter, Dylan Rivers and Tahj Capehart, who are ranked No. 1, No. 9 and No. 10 respectively.


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  1. This class meets all of our needs except OL. We seriously need to add some good offensive linemen!

  2. One edge of the D-Line is shut down now!
    Congrats Tyjuan, welcome to the Hokie Nation!

      1. He’s my favorite “surprise” coming in, but JJ wins this one going away. Just like last season, quarterback is the position of most interest.

  3. Welcome home Mr Garbutt!! This is GREAT news and we are thrilled to welcome you into the Hokie Nation….You’ll be a part of something special that STARTS with your time on the football team and in college, but that never ends.

    You will find it is special being a Hokie for all of your days…you truly have a HOME!!

  4. The Virginia Tech Football Staff appears to me to be RELENTLESS. Frank Beamer was certainly GOOD, but Fuente & Staff look to be GREAT !!!

    1. I wonder how many four and five stars the other ACC schools are doing.

      Also what is our record for a class?

      1. Chris will have some great articles on the subscriber side in the coming weeks. If you’re not already, now is a perfect time to give a month or two or a yearly subscription a try. It’s worth it every month, but especially right now!

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