Confirmed Visitors: William & Mary (Free Update)

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Hylton (Woodbridge, VA) senior offensive lineman Matthew Burrell was in Lane Stadium on Saturday, and he and other recruits apparently received a lot of attention from Hokie fans…

Burrell is in back with the camouflage-type hat. Immediately to his right, in the very back, is Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) senior defensive tackle Tim Settle. Getting these two top prospects back in Lane Stadium was important for the Hokies. Whether or not it was enough to propel Tech into being one of the favorites remains to be seen.

The 6’5″, 300-pound Hylton High lineman later followed up with this tweet regarding yesterday’s experience.

Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia are other schools in the running for Burrell, who may be at Ohio State to see the Buckeyes take on the Hokies next week. The 6’3″, 310-pound Settle is also considering Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, among others.

Hopewell (VA) star defensive end Darrell Taylor, who like Burrell and Settle has yet to make his college choice, was supposed to be in Lane Stadium as well yesterday. Of the three, I feel Tech has the best chance with Taylor, but again we’ll see what happens in the coming weeks and months. None of the three appear close to committing.

Class of 2016 standouts Jalen Elliott and Reggie Floyd did make the trip as well. Virginia Tech offered both in-state prospects this past summer. Floyd is a running back/defensive back, while Elliott is a defensive back/wide receiver prospect.

At least two of Virginia Tech’s class of 2015 commitments — Raleigh (N.C.) outside linebacker/defensive end Damien Dozier and Salem (Virginia Beach, VA) defensive end Trevon Hill — made the trek to watch the Hokies dispatch William & Mary.

Stay tuned to TSL in the coming days for reaction from these prospects and any other recruiting news from yesterday’s season opener.

Basketball Recruiting

St. James School of Maryland point guard Justin Robinson is in Blacksburg on an official visit. Robinson is one of Tech’s top targets in the class of 2015, and we will have the latest on him following his trip. In other basketball recruiting news, Virginia Tech extended a scholarship offer yesterday to 6’8″ power forward Corey Menigault, a class of 2016 prospect out of Paul VI (Fairfax, VA).

Menigault landed the Tech offer while on an unofficial visit in Blacksburg yesterday.

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