Virginia Tech got more good news on the recruiting front on Friday night, earning a commitment from JUCO defensive back Jeremy Webb.
Done Deal.. 🦃
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— Jeremy Webb / 7Era❕ (@JeremyRayshad1) December 16, 2017
Webb is the second commitment of the day for Virginia Tech, as the Hokies picked up James Mitchell earlier on Friday afternoon. Webb is a 6-foot-3, 195-pound cornerback from ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y. Webb is a Florida native, but went to Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill. In all, Webb had eight offers, mostly from Power 5 schools. West Virginia, Nebraska and Tennessee are the most notable.
A commitment from Webb ensures that Virginia Tech will have some experience at the cornerback position next season. Both Greg Stroman and Brandon Facyson are seniors, and Adonis Alexander could declare early for the NFL Draft. Webb, who will enroll this winter, will be a junior when he gets on campus. Webb could start next season, and will compete with freshman Bryce Watts and redshirt freshman Tyree Rodgers for a starting role.
Jeremy Webb likely completes a large and talented class at defensive back for the Class of 2018. Virginia Tech now holds eight commitments from players who were recruited as defensive backs or could play the position when they arrive on campus. Athletes Nadir Thompson and Armani Chatman could both play defensive back for Virginia Tech, while cornerbacks DJ Crossen, Jermaine Waller and Braxton Clark, as well as safeties Nasir Peoples and Chamarri Conner, will all enlist in the defensive backfield for the 2018 season.
Numbers are getting tighter and tighter for Virginia Tech and their 2018 class. The Hokies now hold commitments from 24 players in the Class of 2018, and can likely create only a couple more spots for remaining targets. The early signing period starts on Dec. 20, and fans can expect a clearer picture after commits start signing their National Letters of Intent.