Virginia Tech Football Recruiting Update: Defense, April 27, 2022

Miles Greene, Virginia Tech
Is Miles Greene a defensive end target for Virginia Tech, or will he grow into a defensive tackle? (@MilesGreene11)

Today we’ll switch sides of the ball and look at some Virginia Tech defensive targets for the 2023 recruiting class.

Click here for the accompanying offensive recruiting article, which was published on Tuesday.

As usual with big recruiting articles like this, our qualifier: with schools literally “offering” hundreds of prospects these days, it’s impossible to know at all times who the top targets on the board are, or who else is actively recruiting them. This article represents Tech Sideline’s best guess at this time. Some of it will prove to be right, and some of it will prove to be wrong.

Virginia Tech Defensive End Targets

Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from Richmond defensive end Jason Abbey last weekend. Abbey is rated the No. 33 player in the state by 247, but On3 rates him as the No. 9 prospect in Virginia. That tells me that either both sites have vastly different points of view on his abilities or that 247 hasn’t evaluated him yet. I suspect it’s some of both, as there are also a few guys who aren’t On3’s list who I would have on mine.