Recruiting Targets Update: Hokies Narrow Target List

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As far as we know, only five targets remain in Virginia Tech’s 2012
recruiting class. Three of them have a legitimate shot of ending up in
Blacksburg, and if the coaching staff can haul in those three, it would be
arguably the best class in school history.

Virginia Tech has 25 commitments right now, including Thomas Smith, who plans
to enroll in 2013 after a year of prep school. Early in the summer we
anticipated that the Hokies would end up oversigning, and that appears to be the

On our target
, you’ll see 20 uncommitted prospects. Most of them you can
throw out right now. Tech is full at running back, offensive line and defensive
back, and on the defensive line, the staff is focusing exclusively on in-state
linemen. There are really only five names to remember as we approach Signing
Day, which is three months away.

Remaining Targets

Cyrus Jones – WR, Gilman School, Baltimore, MD

Jones (5-11, 180) is a talented athlete who is likely a slot receiver at the
college level. He is still interested in several schools: Alabama, Auburn,
Florida, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Ohio State and West Virginia. Jones is
considered to be one of the top 250 players in the country by most scouting

The Hokies have done a great job recruiting Jones, but the clear favorite at
this point is Alabama.

Stefon Diggs – WR, Good Counsel, Olney, MD

Diggs (6-1, 185) is a 5-star talent and one of the best overall players in
the country. Florida has been his rumored favorite, but teams all over the
country are recruiting Diggs. He could end up in the SEC, but west coast teams
like USC and Cal are recruiting him heavily as well.

Diggs has visited Virginia Tech several times, but the general consensus is
that Tech isn’t high on his list right now. I’m not sure the program and the
player are good fits for each other. Instead, the Hokies will focus their time
on the #1 prospect in the state of Virginia …