Virginia Tech picked up a big verbal commitment on Thursday afternoon when Lord Botetourt (Daleville, Va.) offensive linemen Jesse Hanson made his decision. The three-star prospect became Tech’s third commitment of the 2019 recruiting class.
Hanson chose the Hokies over scholarship offers from schools such as Virginia, Duke, Iowa State, UNC and West Virginia. He was one of the highest players on Tech’s 2019 recruiting board, and the first offensive lineman to commit for the class.
Rivals.com ranks Hanson as a 3-star prospect and the No. 8 overall player in the state of Virginia. They also rank him as the No. 13 overall offensive guard prospect nationally. 247Sports and ESPN have yet to rank Hanson for the 2019 class, but he is expected to end up as a similarly ranked player by both of those services.
Hanson joins Richmond athlete Jahad Carter and Charlotte wide receiver Elijah Bowick as Tech’s early commitments for 2019.