Notes: Signing Day Decisions And More

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Signing Day Primer

Korren Kirven (DT, Brookville (Lynchburg, VA)) – Announcing at 8:00 a.m.  (Virginia Tech Effect has a free report on Kirven’s weekend visit to Virginia Tech here)

Joel Caleb (WR/ATH, Clover Hill (Midlothian, VA)) – Announcing at 8:30 a.m., and the announcement will be streamed live here.

Ken Ekanem (DE, Centreville (Clifton, VA)) – Announcing at 9:00 a.m., and the announcement will be streamed live here.

I believe Virginia Tech will close strong and land all three prospects, but admittedly my confidence level isn’t as high with Kirven as it is with Caleb and Ekanem.  I would be surprised if either of the latter two aren’t Hokies tomorrow.

Baron Reflects On VT Official Visit

Two aspects of last weekend’s official visit stood out most to Brentwood Academy (Nashville, TN) defensive end Woody Baron .  For one, there was the chance for recruits to learn more on the academic front from an actual professor.  Also, there was the chance to get to know his future teammates better.  Speaking on the latter subject, Baron said:  “On previous visits, I did have players come up and say hi on occasion, but really those guys were in their third and fourth years.  There wasn’t really a connection there.  This time, we had hosts who were either freshmen or sophomores.  They are a lot closer in age, so [the recruits] could relate to them more.  It was nice.”

Baron’s host was freshman defensive end Justin Taylor, who had served as Nigel Williams’ host the previous weekend.

“He was really cool,” Baron said of Taylor.  “I’m sure the coaches told him to be hospitable, to be nice.  He did all that, but he also