Hokies Sign Dallan Wright to 2020 Recruiting Class

Dallan Wright
Dallan Wright is, for the time being, the final signee of Virginia Tech’s 2020 football recruiting class. (@DallanWright)

It’s the second National Signing Day for college football, and Virginia Tech announced today the addition Dallan Wright to the Hokies’ 2020 recruiting class. Wright committed to Virginia Tech last Sunday and signed his National Letter of Intent today, making him an official member of the 2020 class.

This brings the 2020 recruiting class to 15 signees. Virginia Tech also officially announced the transfer in of former Rutgers running back Raheem Blackshear. Blackshear announced his transfer to Tech on Twitter back on January 10. He joins former Kansas tailback Khalil Herbert as the two known transfers into the Virginia Tech program for the 2020 transfer portal cycle.

From today’s Virginia Tech press release:

Dallan Wright
WR, 6-1, 170 lbs.
Saluda (SC) High School

First name pronounced DAY-lin … Played for head coach Stewart Young at Saluda High School in Saluda, South Carolina … Helped lead the Tigers to a 13-3 record and the 2019 2-A South Carolina state championship … Caught 87 passes for 1,508 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 17.3 yards per reception … Also rushed for 103 yards with two TDs as a senior, averaging 9.0 yards per carry … Part of an offense that scored 40 points or more in eight of the team’s wins … Also plays basketball at Saluda, where he was the Greenwood Index-Journal’s Player of the Year as a junior.

Raheem Blackshear
RB, 5-9, 192 lbs.
Archbishop Wood Catholic HS (Philadelphia, PA) via Rutgers

Played in 27 games (14 starts) at Rutgers, rushing 211 times for 912 yards with six touchdowns and three 100-yard games … Also caught 80 passes for 810 yards with six TDs, recording a trio of 100-yard games … Also returned 30 kickoffs for 518 yards (17.3 avg.) … Totaled 2,239 career all-purpose yards for the Scarlet Knights …Started the first four games of the 2019 season, rushing 29 times for 88 yards … Despite only playing in those four games, still ranked second on the team with 29 receptions for 310 yards with two TDs and a pair of 100-yard performances … Had nine receptions for 130 receiving yards, including a 74-yard TD vs. Boston College (9/21/19) … Recorded 165 all-purpose yards vs. UMass (8/30/19), including 126 receiving yards on nine receptions with one TD … Earned a spot on the Paul Hornung Award watch list prior to 2019 season … Named to Academic All-Big Ten team in 2018 and 2019 … Ran a career-high 22 times for 102 yards with one TD vs. Penn State (11/17/18) … also posted 19 carries for 102 yards at Kansas (9/15/18) … In his second collegiate game ran 14 times for 102 yards with a career-best two TDs vs. Morgan State (9/16/17) … Honorable mention Big Ten Network All-Freshman team in 2017 … Coached by Steve Devlin at Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in suburban Philadelphia … Led Vikings to an 11-2 record and a PIAA Class AAAAA state title as a senior in 2016 … Gained 1,257 yards rushing with 19 touchdowns on the ground as a senior … First Team 5A All-State selection as an athlete by the Pennsylvania Football Writers.


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  1. As I have stated in previous post, that is what a GOOD COACH does, he takes a NOBODY and makes him a SOMEBODY.
    That is what we pay coaches to do.
    Ref. John Engleberger

  2. I hate to rain on the parade, but Wright’s stats need to be taken with a grain of salt. I believe he played at a 4A high school in South Carolina which has 6A at its highest level of play. Or something like that. I don’t think he’s the caliber of the guys we just lost in the portal. Maybe I’m wrong, and I hope I am. I hope he’s punching above his weight. But note he has no star ranking. I’m just saying don’t throw caution to the wind.

    1. Most of the guys in the Super Bowl were 3⭐️ players. Don’t be so hard on a guy because he doesn’t meet a 5⭐️ profile.

    2. C’Mon Man – gets your facts “right” before you gloom and doom – i think, I believe, he has no star ranking?
      Per Max Preps highest is 5A in SC. He is a two star per TSL, AND he did not pay $$$ to camp much – under the radar player. Give him a redshirt year then see…but dont compare a true Freshman to Heze and Haze who are going to be seniors in 2020…Goodness Gracious!

  3. That’s some gaudy stat for Mr Wright, 87 receptions and 25 td’s!
    Glad to have him aboard.

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