Huge recruiting weekend for Tech

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Tonight begins a big recruiting weekend for the Hokies. A few Virginia Tech commitments will be on hand to help convince the uncommitted prospects that Blacksburg, VA is the best place to be…

DE Trevon Hill
LB Carson Lydon
RB Deshawn McClease
ATH Tremaine Edmunds

Others could potentially make the trip, including CB DuWayne Johnson, CB Mook Reynolds, DT Harry Lewis and DT Eric Whitehead.

All those guys will play critical roles in the recruitment of a number of highly-touted prospects who will making the trek to the Tech campus this weekend. You’ll recognize most of these names, if you follow recruiting closely. Here’s a quick look at each guy and his recruitment.

DE Josh Sweat: 5-star, #1 nationally by 247, #1 by ESPN, #5 by Rivals

You already know the Josh Sweat story. He is the #1 recruit in the country, and he plays for Oscar Smith High School in Virginia Beach. Virginia Tech has been considered his leader, though like the smart guy he is, he has been careful to say as little as possible when doing interviews. It is common knowledge that his mom and dad want him at Tech.  His mom especially is a big Bryan Stinespring fan.

Sweat has already taken an official visit to Ohio State (he was on hand to see the Hokies beat the Buckeyes). He still has visits to Oregon, Georgia and Florida State remaining. Georgia and FSU are the top competition. I don’t see him playing football all the way in Oregon, and I doubt his mom would let that happen even if Sweat wanted to go that far away.

I think he’ll end up at Tech, though it’s possible that he could be swayed by officials to Georgia and/or FSU. I don’t believe Ohio State has a great shot at this point.

CB Kevin Toliver II: 5-star, #11 nationally by 247, #5 by ESPN, #14 by Rivals

Kevin Toliver II is committed to LSU, but that isn’t stopping him from taking his official visits. He is interested in Virginia Tech’s defensive back tradition, he likes Torrian Gray, and he was a high school teammate of current true freshman wide receiver Isaiah Ford.

Toliver took an official visit to Ohio State when the Hokies beat the Buckeyes, along with Josh Sweat. I’m sure he enjoyed