Recruiting Notes: VT Offers Safety Stuart Head

Virginia Tech football head coach Frank Beamer extended another class of 2017 scholarship offer while men’s basketball head coach Buzz Williams is on the recruiting trail for class of 2017 and class of 2018 prospects. Here is the latest…


The past month has been a successful one recruiting-wise for 6’4″, 185-pound junior Stuart Head, a free safety prospect out of Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia.

Head received a scholarship offer from Stanford on August 31. Virginia Tech is his most recent offer, as the Hokies came through yesterday. Georgia Tech, Maryland and Nebraska offered in-between.

Head totaled 140 tackles, 15 pass breakups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as a sophomore, earning Class AAAAAA first-team all-state honors for his performance. His sophomore season highlights are below.

In addition to the schools mentioned above, Head also claims scholarship offers from California, Charlotte, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. Charlotte was the first school to extend a scholarship.


– Per Corey Evans, Virginia Tech stopped by Tampa Catholic (Tampa, FL) for 6’7″ wing Kevin Knox. Knox, who is a consensus 5-star recruit (ESPN, Rivals, Scout, 247Sports), reportedly has been offered by Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, NC State and Virginia Tech, among others.

Virginia Tech football is in hot pursuit of another Tampa Catholic star athlete, junior Devan Barrett.

– Also per Corey Evans, Virginia Tech was represented at St. Petersburg (FL) to evaluate 6’5″ junior wing Darius Banks. Click here to view highlights.

Rick Lewis of the Phenom Hoop Report reports that Hokies head coach Buzz Williams will be in Concord, North Carolina, for 6’6″ sophomore guard Rechon Black Black appears to be a top target of Williams, who offered a scholarship offer this summer.

– Russ Wood of Rivals tweeted that Coach Williams stopped by Edgewater (Orlando, FL) to scout sophomore point guard Anfernee Simons. Tech signed Orlando-area product Kerry Blackshear in the class of 2015.

Click here for highlights of the 6’0″ Simons, who has not yet been offered by the Hokies.

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