Virginia Tech 2021 Recruiting: Early Target Board, Defense

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Landyn Watson, Virginia Tech
TSL’s Evan Hughes hosted a mock Super Bowl pregame show with 2021 DE target Landyn Watson. (@landynwatson)

After taking an early look at the Virginia Tech 2021 offensive class, it’s time to do the same thing for the defensive side of the ball.

Note that seniors during the 2020 season don’t have an impact on the numbers for the 2021 class.  We only list players who are eligible to return for 2021, and for them we list their year of eligibility as it is projected to be in 2021, not 2020.

Virginia Tech is listed as having offered 251 players for the 2021 class, and that number has increased by 13 in just the last 11 days.  That includes 35 defensive ends, 14 defensive tackles, 18 linebackers, 18 cornerbacks, 18 safeties and 26 athletes (some of the athletes could be offensive recruits).  There’s no way all of those recruitments are serious, and there’s no way I can tell who the Hokies are serious about and who they are not.  These days there