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Virginia Tech picked up another 2019 men’s basketball prospect when center John Ojiako committed to the Hokies. He is the fourth 2019 high school recruit to verbal to new head coach Mike Young.
Ojiako, like Jalen Cone and Nahiem Alleyne, was originally a member of the 2020 class before deciding to reclassify to 2019. He is listed anywhere between 6-9 and 6-10 at various recruiting sites, and his most up-to-date listed weight is 209. He chose the Hokies over Kansas State, LSU and Pitt. Virginia Tech assistant coach Chester Frazier was his primary recruiter after originally recruiting Ojiako at Kansas State.
Ojiako’s commitment gives the Hokies a much-needed big man for the 2019 recruiting class. His playing time will be dependent on whether or not Kerry Blackshear returns for his final season, but either way expect to see Ojiako on the court a lot this season for Virginia Tech.
TSL confirmed with a source this morning that Tyrece Radford is a scholarship player for the Hokies, which means Tech has no remaining scholarships if Kerry Blackshear elects to return. If Blackshear decides to transfer, they’ll have one scholarship remaining.
C Kerry Blackshear, r-Sr. (transfer portal, may not return)
C Branden Johnson, r-Sr. (graduate transfer, eligible immediately)
G Wabissa Bede, Jr.
F PJ Horne, Jr.
F Keve Aluma, Jr. (Wofford transfer, must sit out the 2019-20 season)
G Isaiah Wilkins, So.
G Jonathan Kabongo, So.
F/G Landers Nolley, r-Fr.
G Tyrece Radford, r-Fr.
G Jalen Cone, Fr.
G Hunter Cattoor, Fr.
G Nahiem Alleyne, Fr.
C John Ojiako, Fr.