As it tends to happen during coaching changes, recruits sometimes get lost in the shuffle.
Until a few months ago, Dickson County (Tenn.) 2020 defensive tackle Tre’Vonn Rybka had been a top priority for Virginia Tech, largely because of assistant coach Tyrone Nix. In February, Nix left the Hokies to join the staff at Ole Miss. Since then, Rybka’s recruitment has also escalated.
Rybka, Rivals.com’s No. 20 strongside defensive end and No. 14 player in Tennessee for 2020, has seen his offer total push to 22, with Georgia, Colorado and Nebraska the most recent to join that list. He’s taken some visits and has one more this weekend, but as the NCAA recruiting dead period begins Monday, he’s also taking his time with his decision process.
“It’s mostly just a fit into the program that I’m looking for,” Rybka said. “Anywhere I go, I’m going to get a great education, I’m just looking for supporters who would be around me. On the football side, it’s the fit really, the defense. Then, just the relationship with the position coach. The better the relationship, the better chance they have to get me. I don’t like a coach who tells you anything to get you there, then they’re not the same person.”
Rybka still has not been to Blacksburg, but despite Nix’s departure, he’s stayed in touch with Virginia...
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