Recruiting was already becoming consistently great, and Mekhi helps a lot
Here's a snippet from Flowrestling after Ulrey had committed:
Ulrey's verbal gives the Hokies four Top-25 recruits from the Class of 2020, joining Sammy Hillegas (PA), Eddie Ventresca (NJ), and Hunter Catka (PA), along with #75 Sammie Fisher (VA). As you can see, the coaching staff is recruiting well in the Keystone State right now.
The rising senior projects as either a 165 or 174 at the next level, depending on what weights Connor Brady and Bryce Andonian end up going. Right now we have him as the third best prospect at 174lbs.
Coming off the heels of the #5 ranked recruiting class, VT looks to be in the top three or four this year. The momentum of their first national champ has clearly paid dividends in attracting talent to Blacksburg.