Another Virginia Tech Recruiting Cycle Begins

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Today we’ll talk a little Virginia Tech recruiting, including what went on at the Hokies’ Junior Day event(s) over the weekend.  The Tech coaching staff was burning the midnight oil as a group of players visited from a state that historically hasn’t sent many players to Blacksburg. 

This past weekend also represented the beginning of the new recruiting cycle.  Since the Dead Period is over, we’ll see prospects taking visits on a weekly basis from now through the summer.

Midnight Madness

If you follow recruiting on social media (and I don’t blame you if you don’t) then you might have seen some reference to “Midnight Madness” at Virginia Tech in the days leading up to this past weekend.  I didn’t know exactly what it meant, but there were more Tweets about a group of players from California who were visiting Blacksburg soon.  As it turns out, they go hand-in-hand.

There’s a group out west called Premium Sports that brought a number of players from California to the east coast for a big recruiting trip.  As it turns out, Virginia Tech was one of the schools they decided to check out on their trek (along with Ohio State and a few others).  They visited Blacksburg literally in the middle of the night, arriving around midnight and departing at 3am.

Not all of the Tech staff was present.  The Hokies also hosted prospects on Sunday during the day, and people have to sleep at some point.  But those who did work the event went all out, and the visitors apparently came away impressed.  The final day of the Dead Period was on Saturday, which means that Saturday night/Sunday morning at midnight was legally the earliest point at which the Hokies could host recruits during this cycle.

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