3-Star Guards Enjoy Virginia Tech

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A pair of talented senior guards traveled to Blacksburg last weekend, each making an official visit to Virginia Tech. St. Anthony’s (Jersey City, N.J.) star Shaquille Johnson, rated 3-star recruits by Rivals.com and Scout.com, had excellent experiences in Blacksburg. Where will their respective recruitments go from here?

Tyshawn Taylor

St. Anthony’s head coach Bob Hurley, Sr., caught up with his 6-3, 165-pound guard last evening. He had the following to say about Tyshawn’s official visit to Virginia Tech.

“He really enjoyed himself,” Hurley said. “Virginia Tech has led in this recruiting process for some time. He loved the visit and felt extremely comfortable with Coach Greenberg. He felt comfortable with the players. Everything only increased Virginia Tech’s position in his eyes. He wanted to sleep on whether or not he wanted to continue the process. He was going to talk about it more today.

“When I left him, he was deciding on the other schools and if he would make more visits. He is looking at Georgia Tech, Marquette or Kansas. That is kind of where we left off.”

If Taylor does decide to make another official visit, he may not need any more before he makes a verbal commitment. As of this morning, Hurley did not know if Taylor would head anywhere this weekend.

“We are going to talk today and see where he is with it,” Hurley said. “The worst case is that Virginia Tech is there and he is visiting some other school to compare. The best case for Virginia Tech is that he may have decided he has seen enough. It is tough for kids because they develop relationships with these coaches. I know that’s what is weighing on him.”

Stay tuned for more on this situation, as we will check back with Coach Hurley for the latest.

Shaquille Johnson

One of the top players in the Jacksonville (FL) area, 6-2, 185-pound guard Shaquille Johnson averaged 19 points per game last season in leading his team to a 24-8 record and a state semifinal appearance.

Johnson, who has also taken official visits to Tulane and Jacksonville, seemed high on his Virginia Tech experience.

“It went really good,” said Johnson, who has been offered a scholarship by all three of the schools he has visited. “It