Tahj Gary Commits To Virginia Tech

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Tahj Gary recently visited Virginia Tech for the Notre Dame game. (Photo by Jon Fleming)


Tahj Gary
Running Back, Class of 2019
Woodward Academy, Atlanta, GA
5-9, 205

Virginia Tech picked up a commitment on Friday when Atlanta tailback Tahj Gary picked the Hokies over South Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia Tech and multiple other Power 5 programs.  The news was first reported by 247Sports.

Gary becomes the second tailback to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2019 recruiting class, joining Florida native Keshawn King.  He is the 18th overall commit of the class.

Gary had a big junior season at Woodward Academy, putting up the following numbers…

Rushing: 134 carries, 1,305 yards, 9.7 ypc, 19 TDs
Receiving: 37 catches, 790 yards, 21.4 ypr, 11 TDs

He is on pace to put up equally good numbers halfway through his senior season.

Rushing: 65 carries, 652 yards, 10 ypc, 7 TDs
Receiving: 18 catches, 411 yards, 22.8 ypr, 5 TDs

Virginia Tech is expected to be finished with tailback recruiting for the 2019 recruiting class.

Click here for a list of 2019 football commitments, and click here for a list of commitment articles.

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  1. goodness! this guy can boogie! and moves – both, in tight quarters and in the open at full speed. nice to see him lower the boom a couple times by blocking for his teammate.

    welcome home, Mr. Gary.

    congrats to the coaches and our recruiting staff!

    Go Hokies!

  2. Wow! I think this is a great get. Woodward is a big time private school academy here in Atlanta. I have been on their campus a couple of times watching my daughter play soccer there. There facilities are AMAZING!!Better than most college football programs and their kids are generally very academically strong to match their athletic talents. Highschool Tuition is about 25k a year there- serious business. I believe Tahj is underrated player that projects as a three star player in the SEC but will play like a 4 and 5 star player at Virginia Tech in the ACC. I think Tahj could be the start of something good at RB for Tech. Hope we can keep him through February.

    1. Unless it was a one and done, there is an early signing period, first of December, maybe? If there is still an early signing period this year for football players, we’ll know well before February if he’s going to be a Hokie.

    2. What is the competition does Woodward face? Is it top notch, or are the private schools Woodward faces all inferior to Woodward?

      1. 50% of Woodward’s league isnt good but 3-4 of the teams on their regular schedule are regularly against high caliber talent. This year those teams were:

        3AAA Region5

        1.  Westminster now 5-3 (78th in the state) who is 2nd in their league behind 8-1 Cedar Grove (18th in the state).

        4AAAA Region 7

        2.  Blessed Trinity now 8-0 (8th in the state)1st in their league above 8-1 Marist and 6-2 Flowery Branch

        4AAAA Region4

        3.EastSide now 8-0 (62 in the state).

        Woodward lost to those teams but hold a 4-4 record this year with 2 to play.

    1. No ouch ~ our current top 2 RBs are 5-9 and the NFL all time leading rusher is 5-9. Tahj has skills beyond what is on the roster today. Tech got better today.

    2. darren sproles is killing it in the nfl at 5-3. as long as you skill sets are right, height won’t matter…

  3. Tahj is a stud and will help Tech immediately. His runs and catches on film are some of the best I’ve seen. Great burst and power. Welcome to the family!

  4. Good looking football player …. has all the tools …. probably get a good 4-6 touches a game in the FuFense

    1. HaHa……i caught that. I know whatcha mean. Let’s hope Tahj is finally different for Fuente and we can finally get back to vintage a Virginia Tech power running game.

  5. Pretty versatile back – good hands, speed, wiggle, jump-cut, power, etc. He’s got all the tools.

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