Tyjuan Garbutt ended his recruitment for the second time on Friday, deciding once again to commit to Virginia Tech.
— Ty Glizzy 4️⃣ (@tyjuangarbutt4) January 27, 2017
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.