Jalen Hoyle Discusses Virginia Tech Commitment

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Jalen Hoyle, Virginia Tech
Jalen Hoylee is Virginia Tech’s first commitment of the 2021 class. (@JALEN5_DBU)

Jalen Hoyle
S, Class of 2021
Dwight Morrow, Englewood, NJ
6-0, 180

There was only one offer on the table for Dwight Morrow (NJ) 2021 safety Jalen Hoyle, but as it turns out, he didn’t need any more.

For Hoyle, there was no reason to wait. On Monday night, he gave Virginia Tech his commitment. A host of other schools have steadily shown interest, like Stanford, Wake Forest, Penn State, Notre Dame, Louisville, Syracuse and Buffalo. But Hoyle said he was ready to make his college decision known.

“The coaching staff is mainly what made me want to commit,” Hoyle said. “The coaches there are very good coaches. Me and Coach Ham (Justin Hamilton), Coach (Brian) Mitchell, Coach (Zach) Sparber (defensive grad assistant) and Coach (Justin) Fuente have a great relationship. It will be even better as time goes on. They’re just good people. The campus isn’t too big. It’s not too small and just fits perfect for my personality.”

Hoyle last visited the Hokies in July, for the Blacksburg Bash barbecue. He also visited in June for camp and was on hand last season for Virginia Tech’s game against Miami. But Hoyle said he’d already seen and heard what he needed to.

“I was talking to my family a lot about it,” he said. “They were just opening my eyes to things. That’s just where