Da’Wain Lofton Updates His Recruitment

Da'Wain Lofton
Da’Wain Lofton plans to enroll at Virginia Tech in January. (@DawainL)

Da’Wain Lofton
Wide Receiver, Class of 2021
North Side High School, Forth Worth, TX
5-10, 175

While there continue to be plenty of unpredictable events and happenings, including in sports, North Side (TX) three-star wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton said he has a predictable path: he remains committed to Virginia Tech. Despite rumors that have suggested otherwise, he said he plans to be in Blacksburg in mid-January.           

Lofton committed to the Hokies in July. Of late, he’s gotten a few more looks, including a local offer that’s sparked plenty of predictions about his future. But as he works to finish his senior season strong, Lofton said his plans haven’t changed since that pledge this summer and he’s still on course to play his college career at Virginia Tech.           

“It’s been interesting to see who would still take a shot, even though I’m committed,” Lofton said. “Cincinnati hit me up a few weeks ago. I told them I’m still 100% to Virginia Tech. TCU offered last week, and everybody thinks I’m going to go there. They all changed their predictions (on 247 Sports), so it’s been crazy and funny for real.”           

Lofton said he’s remained in steady contact with the Hokies’ coaches since his commitment. That includes assistant coach Jafar Williams, his future position coach.           

“I’m still 100% with those guys,” Lofton said. “Basically, they’ve been having a pretty decent season up there. I’m going to still stay 100% committed to those guys.           

“I’ve built a better relationship with Coach (Justin) Fuente and built a better relationship with Coach (Adam) Lechtenberg and Coach Williams. I’ve just been getting to know them better. The relationship has really gotten way stronger.”           

Lofton said that’s eased the amount of anxiety he’s had this fall. Taking just two classes has helped, too, while on the field, opponents have tried to add to the stress.           

“I think when everything started, that was the longest spring break,” Lofton said. “It’s been good, just hoping we have a team to play every week. If one person gets it, they have to shut the program down for two weeks. It messes other teams up and throws things off. It’s been kind of confusing, but it’s been pretty cool.”