Defensive Tackle, Class of 2021
Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, AR
Virginia Tech got a big commitment from Jacksonville on Friday afternoon. No, not the one in Florida, but Jacksonville, Arkansas. Defensive tackle Tyas Martin verballed to the Hokies after being heavily recruited by new defensive line coaches Bill Teerlinck and Darryl Tapp.
Martin is a 3-star recruit and the No. 27 defensive tackle in the country, according to the 247 Composite ratings. He is also ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Arkansas by the Composite, and the No. 1 player in Arkansas by Rivals.com.
Martin picked the Hokies over offers from Tennessee, UVA and Kansas. He is the sixth verbal commitment of Virginia Tech’s 2021 class, which is currently ranked No. 20 in the country.