VT Junior Day On Saturday

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A select number of juniors will make their way to Blacksburg on Saturday for Virginia Tech football’s prospect day. TechSideline.com will post a full list of confirmed visitors later in the week, but for now let’s take a look at some of the top prospects already confirmed for the event. The headliners so far are Kempsville (Virginia Beach, VA) linebacker Travis Hughes, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) quarterback Lafonte Thourogood and Harrisonburg (VA) offensive tackle Landon Turner.

Saturday’s event, which coincides with Tech men’s basketball facing off against Maryland at 4:00 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum, will be the first big “prospect event” since a number of juniors attended Tech’s home football finale against N.C. State. Most of the prospects below, including the three mentioned above, attended at least one Tech football game last fall.

Confirmed visitors: Prospects VT has offered

Adeboye Aromire, CB, H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.)

H.D. Woodson defensive coordinator Wayne Johnson says that Aromire has offers from Georgia, Maryland, LSU, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Virginia Tech, which enrolled former H.D. Woodson QB Ricardo Young last month, is in good shape right now according to sources. A decision may not come this weekend, though you never know if things go well. Aromire, who is getting a sales pitch from Young, may bring several teammates with FBS potential as well, including tight end Darius Redman.

Michael Holmes, RB, Harrisonburg (VA)

Virginia Tech is the first FBS program to offer the 6-0, 200-pound junior, who earned Group AA first-team all-state honors for his performance last season. Harrisonburg head coach Tim Sarver doesn’t expect a decision to come extremely soon, saying that Holmes would like to visit several schools first. After this weekend, Holmes plans to be at UVa for a visit on March 6.

Travis Hughes, LB/RB, Kempsville (Va Beach,VA)

Hughes’ recruitment has really heated up in the past few weeks with the 6-1, 215-pound prospect earning official offers from Clemson, UNC and Southern Cal. Virginia Tech was one of the first schools to offer Hughes, who may be favoring Maryland, where his brother Trenton is on football scholarship, thanks to an outstanding junior day experience at College Park this past weekend. Virginia Tech will have another chance to impress on Saturday.