Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech Hokies are hosting a big recruiting event today that they are calling the Blacksburg Bash and have tons of their top 2017 and 2018 targets visiting with Devon Hunter and Jordan Williams seeming to be the only major 2017 targets not at this event.
Many were hoping to add some commitments this weekend and the Hokies have started out the weekend with their first 2018 commitment.
— The Tech Lunch Pail (@techlunchpaild) July 23, 2016
Evan Watkins of VT Scoop broke the news that 2018 WR/ATH Bryce Thompson of Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, South Carolina has committed to the Hokies. Thompson was offered by the Hokies last week at their Sunday camp and 247 Sports lists James Shibest as the Hokies’ primary recruiter for him.
Thompson currently has offers from Virginia Tech and East Carolina though that list seems likely to grow even if Thompson sticks with his Hokies’ commitment all the way to National Signing Day 2018. Thompson is not rated yet by any major recruiting service but Thompson to likely be at least a mid three-star recruit.
Thompson is teammates with 2017 three-star WR Austin Connor who seems to be one of Virginia Tech’s top five wide receiver targets of those that are uncommitted.
For the Hokies, getting a 2018 commit this early is a great start with Thompson being a good start for what the Hokies’ 2018 class. However, Virginia Tech has hopes of seeing that number grow quickly with the coaching staff hoping that they may be able to add one or two more players to that class over the next couple of days.
Virginia Tech hasn’t traditionally gotten many commits before a player’s junior year unlike some major programs that may have 3-5 commits by this point. This just shows how aggressive Virginia Tech is being on the recruiting trail beyond the Class of 2017 and how it already seems to be working.
The addition of Bryce Thompson is a solid start to a 2018 class that has a lot of potential to be very good.