The Shift in Virginia Tech Football’s Recruiting Strategy: More Offers

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Justin Fuente has been a part of the growing philosophy shift when it comes to Virginia Tech recruiting. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

As the college football recruiting landscape continues to change, programs are adapting. The rise and growth of recruiting staffs has allowed coaches to run through more film and more recruits than ever before, while larger and larger recruiting budgets have made collegiate recruiting a year-round endeavor.

Virginia Tech has adapted as well. Since 2014, Virginia Tech football has completely changed its mindset when it comes to recruiting, offering more and more prospects and emphasizing certain regions and states, while relying less on others. Today, we’ll take a look at just how much things have changed by analyzing the offers that the Virginia Tech coaching staff has issued since the Class of 2014 until now.

Below is a chart of all scholarship offers issued from Virginia Tech to recruits over the last five recruiting classes. States are organized by alphabetical order, while the recruiting classes are in chronological order. Green boxes indicate the state with the highest number of offers in that recruiting class, while a yellow box indicates the state with the second most and a red box indicates the state with the third most offers. For