One of the nation’s top running back prospects in the class of 2017 has narrowed his list and Virginia Tech has made the cut.
Khalan Laborn, who is finishing up his junior year at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, revealed via Twitter that Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech are his top schools.
— 4KayAllDay_ (@Khalan2012) May 3, 2016
Laborn is rated a 4-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals, Scout and ESPN. The 5’10”, 200-pound prospect rushed for 2,205 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior this past season, earning 6A first-team all-state and first-team all-Tidewater honors for his performance. Check out his junior season highlights below.
CONE SETS DECISION DATE
East Forsyth (Kernersville, N.C.) class of 2017 cornerback prospect Madison Cone is ready to make his college choice.
“First of all, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for allowing me to be in the position I am today! This recruiting process has been an experience I’ll never forget, but now it’s time to wind it down and make a decision! I will be announcing my college choice early Friday morning and there will be a press conference/reception at East Forsyth starting at 3:45 in the library,” Cone wrote in this tweet.
Cone went on to list his five finalists. They are: Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wisconsin, Mississippi State. If 247Sports is correct with its Crystal Ball, the 5’10”, 175-pound rising senior standout will pick Wisconsin. We’ll find out for sure the morning of May 6.
HOKIES OFFER IN-STATE LINEMEN
In case you missed it, Virginia Tech extended scholarship offers to a pair of linemen from the Commonwealth last week.
Last Wednesday, the Hokies offered Highland Springs (VA) offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. The 6’7″, 300-pound rising senior boasts over 20 scholarship offers in total and the list includes schools from the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and SEC. Becton helped pave the way for the Springers to capture the 5A state championship in 2015.
Last Friday, Virginia Tech extended an offer to rising junior Nana Asiedu of North Stafford (Stafford, VA). The 6’7″, 250-pound Asiedu has seen his stock soar recently, landing offers from Rutgers, Clemson, South Carolina, Duke, Penn State and Virginia Tech just last week. His roll has continued into this week with offers from East Carolina and Temple.
Asiedu, who likely will be an offensive tackle in college, previously received scholarship offers from Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia.
The Wolverines star attended a Virginia Tech one-day camp last summer.