Dalton Johnson Recaps Virginia Tech Visit

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Dalton Johnson
Safety, Class of 2021
Katy High School, Katy, TX
5-11, 180

Sure, if you’re going to have one offer, that it’s from a Power Five school is a good thing. But for Katy (TX) 2021 safety Dalton Johnson, it’s also a reminder of where his recruitment overall is.

Johnson is thankful for the offer he has, from Virginia Tech, but he’s also surprised he doesn’t have more offers to his credit. And as a result, he is in more of a holding pattern with his recruitment, even as he gets to know the offer he does have, better.

“Honestly, my recruiting, I feel like I’m not where I should be,” Johnson said. “I don’t think I should have just one offer and it’s not where I imagined it should be. I’ve just been texting coaches, letting them know I’m interested. Now, I’m just going to be straight and ask what they’re looking for, where I am with an offer.”

The Hokies offered Johnson in August and have stayed in steady contact. Johnson reciprocated that interest when he visited last weekend for Virginia Tech’s game against Duke.

“I got to meet all the coaches, talk to a lot of them, talk to the safeties coach and head coach,” he said. “We had the game and after that, I went to the locker room and the team room, position room and stuff like that. Really, I liked the team room and the locker room. Then, the fact they’re about to get a whole new weight room and coaches offices by 2021.”

The trip was Johnson’s first to Blacksburg, but he’d already had a good relationship established with assistant coach Justin Hamilton and quality control coach Beau Davidson.

“They really treat you like family,” Johnson said. “They’re cool people and I like them a lot. They make you feel like you’re wanted and stuff. I really like the campus and stuff, the coaches, just all the unity they have.”

Johnson said he also spoke briefly with defensive coordinator Bud Foster on his visit. Johnson said Foster’s impending retirement has no bearing on how he views the Hokies.

“I think they just have to come together,” Johnson said. “That team is young. Having a new coach, that isn’t a problem. You just