Alleyne Breaks Down Decision

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When Jahque Alleyne visited Virginia Tech for the first time on July 14, he wasn’t the only recruit in Blacksburg at the time. In addition to those prospects participating in Tech’s second one-day camp of the year, other recruits — including Mook Reynolds, who has been a Tech commitment since February, and Deshawn McClease, who would commit to the Hokies one day later — were touring the campus as well.

Frank Beamer talks to Alleyne during VT's July 14 Camp
Frank Beamer talks to Alleyne during VT’s July 14 Camp

In the days and weeks since, McClease, Reynolds and others have been active in trying to sway Alleyne to Blacksburg. Their efforts paid off this past Saturday.

“I was brushing ‘em off at first, but after a while I could see what they were seeing in Virginia Tech. My mom helped me make the decision as well,” said Alleyne, a 6’1”, 180-pound defensive back prospect out of Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, VA). The rising senior announced his commitment to Tech on ESPN 94.1 Hampton Roads this past Saturday.

“It means a lot with Trevon Hill, Deshawn and a couple of other commits I know being there. I’ll be building a bond with those guys because they are going to be my future teammates,” Alleyne added. “I’ll talk to them day in and day out sometimes, even though they play at other schools.”

Location, Alleyne says, is important to his mother.

“She’s still shocked it’s about six-and-a-half hours away, but it’s still closer than [the University of Kentucky, the other finalist in this race],” Alleyne said. “She was happier because she’ll get to see a whole lot more my games at Virginia Tech.”

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