Virginia Tech finally received some good news on National Signing Day around 11 a.m., as long-time target Dax Hollifield announced his decision to commit and sign with the Hokies.
Hollifield is a big win for Virginia Tech on the recruiting trail. The consensus four-star prospect from Shelby, N.C. holds 20 scholarship offers, almost exclusively from Power 5 programs. Virginia Tech beat out a laundry list of notable programs for Hollifield’s signature, including Clemson, North Carolina, Stanford and South Carolina.
The 6-foot-2, 236-pound prospect gives Virginia Tech commitments from three linebackers in the Class of 2018, both of whom are highly touted. Hollifield joins Keshon Artis and Alan Tisdale in the Hokies’ class, giving Virginia Tech commitments from three of their top defensive targets overall. Virginia Tech now has 23 members in their Class of 2018 overall.
Hollifield’s commitment gives the Hokies their first commitment on National Signing Day. The overwhelming majority of Virginia Tech’s class has been locked up since the early signing period in December, but the Hokies have been recruiting a small amount of players since then. For more information, stay tuned to our Signing Day Ticker.
You can watch Hollifield’s junior season highlights below. His senior season highlights have not been posted.