Defensive End, Class of 2021
Gilman High School, Baltimore, MD
Virginia Tech picked up a verbal commitment from defensive end Mattheus Carroll of Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday afternoon. Carroll picked the Hokies over two other finalists, Maryland and Duke.
— Mattheus “Stretch” Carroll (@mc4mvp) May 31, 2020
Carroll also held offers from Boston College, Pitt, Louisville, South Carolina, UVA and West Virginia, among others. He was one of Virginia Tech’s top targets at defensive end for the 2021 recruiting cycle.
In his commitment announcement on Instagram, Carroll cited new defensive line coaches Bill Teerlinck and Darryl Tapp as big reasons for his commitment, as well as head coach Justin Fuente and defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton. He is also an All-American wrestler at the high school level, though he does not plan on wrestling at Virginia Tech.
Carroll is ranked as the No. 24 player in Maryland by 247Sports, and the No. 22 player in Maryland by the 247Sports Composite. He is the ninth commitment of the 2021 class, and the first defensive end of the class.