Virginia Tech recruiting landed their sixth commitment for the Class of 2018 on Thursday, as defensive lineman Joe Kane announced his commitment on Twitter.
— Joe Kane (@thejoekane44) April 20, 2017
Kane is listed at 6-foot-3, 265-pounds and is a 3-star recruit out of Wake Forest, NC. Kane has 16 scholarship offers, including three from Power 5 programs. Wake Forest and Syracuse were the other Power 5 schools to pull the trigger.
Kane received an offer from Virginia Tech on April 1, after visiting that weekend. Since then, the Hokies have been a major player in his recruitment. At 265-pounds, Kane likely translates to the defensive tackle position in Bud Foster’s defensive scheme. Below are Kane’s junior season highlights.
Virginia Tech brought in two defensive tackles in last year’s class — Robert Porcher IV and JBril Glaze. The Hokies will likely take at least one more defensive tackle in the Class of 2018, and could take another, given Tech’s lack of depth at the position. Alim McNeill and Cam Goode figure to be near the top of the board, as does Jalen Alexander.