In-state recruiting is very important to Virginia Tech, and there is no area more important than Tidewater. Within Tidewater, there is no school more important than Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School. Virginia Tech made important progress at Bishop Sullivan on Wednesday when the Hokies secured a commitment from Tayvion Land.
Land is a 2019 recruit whose nickname is “Tank.” Yes, you read that correctly…2019. He’s a rising sophomore in high school. The Tech staff views Land as the No. 2 player in the state for the 2019 recruiting class (North Stafford running back Davyn Ford is No. 1) and a top-50 type of prospect on the national level. In other words, he’s a big time recruit comparable to Khalan Laborn, Derrick Nnadi, Devon Hunter, Josh Sweat, etc.
Land is one of many big time recruits at Bishop Sullivan. Chris Scott moved from Ocean Lakes High School to Bishop Sullivan after the 2015 season, and many of his players elected to transfer with him. In fact, many of the top players in the 757 want to play for Scott, so you can believe that Bishop Sullivan will be a very important school for the Hokies as long as he’s there. There are extremely important uncommitted prospects at that school in every single class in the near future.
2017: WR Tahj Capehart
2018: LB Teradja Mitchell
2019: DB Tank Land
2020: DB Sheridan Jones, DB Keontae Jenkins, LB Gaberiel Fuster, OL Altrique Barlow
There are others as well, but I only listed the guys who Virginia Tech has offered. And yes, the Hokies have offered at least four 2020 prospects from the same high school. Three of them are rising ninth graders, while Altrique Barlow transferred...
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