Kicker, Class of 2022
Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC
Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from 2022 placekicker John Love on Saturday. Love plays for Spartanburg High School in Spartanburg, SC.
It’s rare that the Hokies offer a scholarship to a kicker straight out of high school. Generally the Hokies, and most schools, will bring in kickers as walk-ons, and whoever wins the job earns the scholarship. In this case, Tech elected to offer Love directly out of high school.
The Hokies brought in punter Oscar Bradburn on scholarship in the 2017 class, but their last recruited scholarship kicker was Michael Santamaria in the 2014 class, though Santamaria never went on to claim the starting job.