Virginia Tech Basketball Recruiting Limited By Lack Of Available Official Visits

Mike Young has limited official visits at his disposal. (Will Stewart)

In college basketball recruiting, schools are allowed 24 official visits over a two-year period.  That means if you use 17 official visits in one class, you can’t use any more than seven for the next class.  That doesn’t matter very much in years where there is no coaching change, but the situation hasn’t helped Mike Young very much in his first spring in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech’s scholarship basketball roster currently looks like this…

Kerry Blackshear, r-Sr. (transfer portal)
Wabissa Bede, Jr. (transfer portal)
PJ Horne, Jr.
Keve Aluma, Jr. (Wofford transfer, must sit out in 2019-20)
Isaiah Wilkins, So.
Jonathan Kabongo, So.
Landers Nolley, r-Fr.
Hunter Cattoor, Fr.
Jalen Cone, Fr.

That’s nine scholarship players at most, and as few as seven if Bede and/or Blackshear don’t return.  Personally, I’d be surprised if Bede didn’t return to Tech.  I think Blackshear could go either way.  And again, I don’t know Tyrece Radford’s scholarship situation.  I do know he was on scholarship this past season, but I personally believe that was only because Buzz Williams failed to have a full complement of scholarship players, so he gave a scholarship to the most deserving walk-on, as he did with Nick Fullard the previous season.