News & Notes From VT’s Big Recruiting Weekend

Sweat, pictured here looking on at a Virginia Tech camp in June of 2013, made an official visit to VT over the weekend.
Sweat, pictured here looking on at a Virginia Tech camp in June of 2013, made an official visit to VT over the weekend.

Virginia Tech’s win over UVa on Friday night was huge on several fronts. The victory of course extended Tech’s consecutive postseason bowl streak as well as the Hokies’ win streak over the Cavaliers. From a recruiting standpoint, a win was important in kicking off a key football recruiting weekend on a positive note.

So who was in Blacksburg this past weekend? Here is a rundown of some of those we have confirmed so far.

– Five-star Josh Sweat, a defensive end prospect out of Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA), made his official visit to Tech.

– Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN) defensive back Adonis Williamson, an uncommitted senior who has an offer from the Hokies, was in Blacksburg this past weekend as well on an official visit.

– Virginia Tech class of 2015 commitments Darius Fullwood, Trevon Hill, Mook Reynolds and Eric Whitehead spent the weekend at Tech. We know Fork Union postgrad prospect and Virginia Tech commit Xavier Burke, 4-star offensive line commitment Austin Clark and Dan River (Ringgold, VA) senior linebacker commit Tremaine Edmunds were also at Tech last week.

– Class of 2016 quarterback commit Logan Byrd made the trek to Lane Stadium last Friday night.

– From what we have heard, Hillsborough (Tampa, FL) senior quarterback Dwayne Lawson visited Virginia Tech as well this past week. Lawson, a 6’6”, 210-pound signal caller, is currently a Miami commit.

– Gilman (Baltimore, MD) junior defensive tackle Ellison Jordan was at the game on Friday night. Virginia Tech has offered Jordan, who has spoken very highly of the Hokies. I think Tech has a great chance with him.

– Good Counsel (Olney, MD) products Josh Paschal and Izon Pulley were in Lane Friday night. Pulley is a junior offensive lineman/defensive end while Paschal is a junior defensive tackle. Fullwood says neither has a Tech offer yet, but both are on the radar.

– Keeping in the talent-rich WCAC, junior wide receiver Tino Ellis and junior offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez were among the DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) prospects at Virginia Tech on Friday night. Both players have been offered by Tech.



The 6’5”, 240-pound senior does not plan on making any more official visits, and he is expected to announce his commitment within the first two weeks of December.

Sweat’s previous official visit stops included Ohio State, Georgia, and Florida State. The consensus at this point is that the decision will likely come down to the Seminoles and the Hokies with Georgia perhaps still with an outside chance. Generally speaking, we’ve heard Sweat’s visit to Virginia Tech went very well, but I hope to reach the star prospect for direct quotes as soon as possible. As we get more info, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Again, it shouldn’t be long before a decision is made as Sweat is expected to enroll at his school of choice in January of 2015.

Whitehead and Williamson

Whitehead, a senior defensive tackle prospect out of Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN), says he is “fully committed” to Virginia Tech following last weekend’s visit. Friday night was Whitehead’s first ever regular season game experience in Lane.

“I wanted to see if the intensity from the fans was what everyone says it is,” Whitehead said. “It was awesome. I had a ball. It went over my expectations.”

Whitehead, who goes about 6’0” or 6’1” and weighs around 300 pounds, indicated earlier this fall that he was exploring other schools. Rumors circulated that