Rakim Jarrett Keeping Recruitment Open, Hoping to See Two Hokies’ Games in 2017

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At 6-feet and 185 pounds, Class of 2020 wide receiver Rakim Jarrett usually isn’t the biggest receiver on the field, but Jarrett’s use of other tools has him on the radar of college programs.

Jarrett, who said he runs a 4.4-second 40-yard dash, started his sophomore season strong on Saturday, catching five passes in a 49-30 win over Jones High School in Florida. Friday will offer a much bigger stage, when Jarrett and St. John’s College travel to national power De La Salle in California.

Three offers are already in for Jarrett from Virginia Tech, Maryland and Syracuse. Friday’s game should provide an even bigger spotlight, but Jarrett has his eyes further down the road.

“I want to major in law, so that will be a big factor, how the school is academically more than the football part,” Jarrett said. “You always have to have a backup plan if football doesn’t work. I want to look into location and distance away from home. Then, I want to go to an offense that’s pass-first, like the Pac-12. The SEC is a good mix of both. If the opportunity shows itself to go the Pac-12, I’d go there. If not, I’d want to stay close.”

The Hokies offered in June, and Jarrett has heard about them from a teammate who’s slated to play there next fall.

“My teammate, Cam Goode committed there, so he’s pushing me to go take a visit,” Jarrett said. “He speaks highly of it. He said the wide receivers coach speaks highly of me. I want to see the hype, so I really want to go see how that is. I heard the atmosphere at football games there is pretty insane.”

Goode has been Jarrett’s primary source of information on Virginia Tech. Because coaches are extremely limited in any recruiting for freshmen and sophomores, Jarrett said he hasn’t spoken thoroughly with assistant