Virginia Tech Basketball Recruiting Update: June 3, 2021

Rodney Rice, Virginia Tech
Rodney Rice visited Virginia Tech this week. (@rodneyrice__)

Not only did Virginia Tech football recruiting open earlier this week, but basketball recruiting began as well.  Mike Young hosted two key prospects at positions of need in Blacksburg, and more will likely be visiting very soon.

Click here for a link to last week’s basketball recruiting update.

Probably the biggest news of the week was visits from Rodney Rice and Tyler Nickel, who appear to be two of the top prospects on Virginia Tech’s board.

Rice is a guard who could play either guard spot as well as on the wing, but who most likely projects as a point guard for the Hokies.  He was coached at DeMatha by new Virginia Tech associate head coach Mike Jones.  Nickel is a stretch-4 (meaning he’s a power forward who can pass, dribble and shoot).  Both are top 100 players.  The snag with Nickel is that he plays for Team Loaded, a major Adidas school.