Hokies Score Highly Rated DB

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Pitt’s loss is Virginia Tech’s gain. Two weeks following the resignation of former Panthers head coach Dave Wannstedt, East Stroudsburg South (Stroudsburg, PA) defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett has decided to de-commit from Pitt and commit to Virginia Tech, multiple outlets report.

A highly decorated prospect out of Pennsylvania, Jarrett, a 4-year starter on the varsity level, was a unanimous selection for Mountain Valley Conference Most Valuable Player in 2010. The 6-0, 185-pound senior earned first-team all-MVC honors at running back and defensive back. He was a unanimous first-team all-MVC selection at defensive back last season as a junior, when he racked up 43 tackles, 16 pass break-ups, four interceptions and two forced-fumbles.

Jarrett is ranked a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and a 3-star recruit by ESPN.com. In addition to Virginia Tech and Pitt, he held offers from Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Michigan, Penn State and Virginia.

Virginia Tech is recruiting Jarrett as a cornerback, giving the Hokies three quality prospects — Adeboye Aromire and James Farrow being the other two — in this class. Virginia Tech now has 16 commitments overall in the 2011 class.

TSL is following up on this story. Stay tuned for more as we get it. In the meantime, this York Daily Record piece from August is a must-read article on the character of Tech’s newest commit.

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