Jumbo Athlete, Class of 2022
Lord Botetourt, Daleville, VA
Virginia Tech picked up a huge verbal commitment when Lord Botetourt lineman Gunner Givens selected the Hokies. He has been one of the Hokies’ top recruiting priorities for this recruiting cycle. He is the 19th commitment for the 2022 recruiting class.
Givens is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 126 overall recruit in the country, the No. 4 interior offensive lineman, and the No. 3 player in the state of Virginia. He chose the Hokies over his other finalist, Penn State, and he is also listed with offers from programs such as UNC, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
Givens is a highly-touted recruit by all three of the major recruiting services…
247: No. 126 overall, No. 3 in VA
Rivals: No. 206 overall, No. 6 in VA
ESPN: No. 85 overall, No. 4 in VA
Givens is listed as an offensive lineman by all of the recruiting services, though it’s also possible that he’ll play defensive tackle for the Hokies. As such, he is listed as a Jumbo Athlete in the TSL recruiting database.
The commitment of Givens represents one of the biggest recruiting wins of the Justin Fuente era, along with Devon Hunter (No. 42), Doug Nester (No. 106) and Dax Hollifield (No. 151).