VT Football Recruiting Board

Welcome to The Tech Lunch Pail recruiting board where you can get the latest updates on Virginia Tech football recruiting board and see who Virginia Tech has their eyes on.

Class of 2019


4* OL Bryan Hudson-Virginia Tech: (March 19th, 2018) Update: Hudson committed to VT on April 10th, 2018.

3* RB Jordan Houston-Virginia Tech: Three-star RB Jordan Houston was on campus for Virginia Tech’s Junior Day and all signs are that his visit went well. VT has made him a priority and is among those standing out and recruiting him the hardest. Syracuse is the only other school in both of those categories and while the Orange can’t be taken lightly, the Hokies appear in great shape for a top offensive priority in the 2019 class. (February 18th, 2018)

4* CB Nyquee Hawkins-Virginia Tech: (February 15th, 2018) Update: Hawkins commits to VT on April 13th, 2018.

4* WR Tayvion Robinson-Virginia Tech: Four-star WR Tayvion Robinson has emerged as one of the top recruits in the 757 in the 2019 class and a priority at WR for the Hokies. Robinson visited VT for their Junior Day and from what we’ve heard, the Hokies have put themselves in great position to get the 757 star. RIght now, confidence is high that the Hokies will land Robinson with it being hard to see Robinson ending up anywhere else for the time being. (January 15th, 2018)

3* OG Jesse Hanson-Virginia Tech: (January 15th, 2018) Update: Jesse Hanson committed to VT on February 8th, 2018.


3* OG Riley Simonds-Virginia Tech: In the past, we’ve provided updates that show Virginia Tech leading for Riley Simonds and as of right now, all signs point towards Simonds ending up in Blacksburg. The talented three-star guard would be a big get not only because he’s one of VT’s top offensive line targets, but also because of the pipeline it could help jumpstart at Georgia powerhouse Buford. Simonds would be a big early addition for VT and right now, the Hokies are the heavy favorites. (December 13th, 2017)

3* QB Taquan Roberson-Penn State: (October 25th, 2017) Update: Roberson committed to Penn State on October 26th, 2017.

3* WR Jacoby Pinckney-Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech were one of the first to offer talented 2019 WR Jacoby Pinckney and have made him a top offensive priority since. VT has consistently among the top schools for Pinckney, and the Hokies are currently feeling really good about their standing with Pinckney. Pinckney had another strong visit recently, and the Hokies are definitely the heavy favorites at the moment for the South Carolina WR. (October 19th, 2017)

3* DL Adarious Jones-Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech only offered 2019 Bishop Sullivan DL Adarious Jones a few weeks ago but after visiting for the Blacksburg Bash, the Hokies have emerged as the favorites here with Jones having a great visit. On top of that, Jones has a lot of interest in staying in-state and while he is likely to gain more major offers soon, the Hokies are in the driver’s seat at the moment. (August 4th, 2017)

3* TE Nick Gallo-Virginia Tech: Nick Gallo currently has four offers including his only power 5 offer from Virginia Tech which he earned at a recent camp in Blacksburg. Nick Gallo is the brother of Virginia Tech’s starting center Eric Gallo, and the Hokies have a reputation for doing well on the recruiting trail with recruits who have older brothers that went to VT plenty of times including with the Edmunds and Fuller families. Along with that, the Hokies are doing well in Pennsylvania in the 2018 recruiting cycle and appear to have some momentum up in the Keystone State. At this point, the Hokies are the heavy on-paper favorites for Nick Gallo. (June 24th, 2017)


3* LB Dean Ferguson: Dean Ferguson recaps his recent visit and more here. (April 19th, 2018)

4* DB Nyquee Hawkins: Nyquee Hawkins committed to Virginia Tech this evening. More here. (April 13th, 2018)

3* DL Mario Kendricks: The Hokies are showing interest in three-star DL Mario Kendricks. He talks about that and his recruitment here. (April 5th, 2018)

4* OL Bryan Hudson: Bryan Hudson has committed to Virginia Tech. More here. (April 10th, 2018)

3* WR Jacoby Pinckney: Three-star WR Jacoby Pinckney tweeted out earlier today that he is taking an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech. The WR from South Carolina is one of the Hokies’ top targets at WR with this visit being a great opportunity to improve their strong standing in his recruitment. For now, we continue to stand by our prediction of Pinckney to VT. (April 5th, 2018)

4* RB Devyn Ford: Elite RB and #1 VT target Devyn Ford has his decision date and a trio of official visits set. More here. (March 28th, 2018)

4* CB Sheridan Jones: Virginia Tech made the top 7 for four-star CB Sheridan Jones. He talks about that and more on his recruitment here. (March 27th, 2018)

3* DL Adarious Jones: Despite the coming snow, three-star DL Adarious Jones and a pair of top 2020 targets are on campus for a VT visit today. More here. (March 24th, 2018)

4* OT Bryan Hudson: Virginia Tech continues to lead for four-star OT Bryan Hudson after another great visit. More here. (March 22nd, 2018)

4* OT Quinn Carroll: Virginia Tech made the top 6 for elite OT Quinn Carroll. More here. (March 8th, 2018)

3* DT Jason Gold: Three-star DT Jason Gold talks about his VT offer and recruitment here. (March 4th, 2018)

4* LB/DE Traveon Freshwater: A trio of schools are standing out for four-star LB/DE Traveon Freshwater, more from him here. (February 20th, 2018)

3* RB Jordan Houston: Three-star RB Jordan Houston talks about his Junior Day visit here. (February 18th, 2018)

4* OT Xavier Truss: Four-star OT Xavier Truss talks about his recruitment and VT’s standing in it here. (February 15th, 2018)

3* CB Mike Sainristil: Three-star CB Mike Sainristil commits to Virginia Tech. More here. (February 9th, 2018)

3* OG Jesse Hanson: Three-star OG Jesse Hanson commits to Virginia Tech. More here. (February 8th, 2018)

OG Jakai Moore: Virginia Tech offered in-state OG Jakai Moore at Junior Day. More here. (January 15th, 2018)

3* WR Elijah Bowick: Three-star WR Elijah Bowick committed to Virginia Tech today. More here. (January 14th, 2018)

4* OLB/DE Traveon Freshwater: Four-star OLB/DE Traveon Freshwater has a pair of schools standing out for him including Virginia Tech. More on him here. (January 3rd, 2018)

4* OT Darnell Wright, 4* RB Derrian Brown, 3* LB Dean Ferguson: Check out this recruiting update on Darnell Wright, Derrian Brown, and Dean Ferguson here. (January 2nd, 2018)

4* DE Joseph Wete: Four-star DE Joseph Wete told us that Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him the hardest while not excluding schools not listed. Wete is looking to cut down his list to 5 sometime by April as well. Wete has the versatility to play either DE or OLB in college with VT being open to him playing either position. Right now, the Hokies are among those in decent shape along with Penn State and Michigan given their mention, but Wete still appears fairly wide open in his recruitment. (December 14th, 2017)

4* ATH/CB JR Walker: Four-star athlete JR Walker recently told us that he plans to visit Virginia Tech for their Junior Day on the weekend of January 14th. Walker told us that he doesn’t any schools standing out at the moment. VT is recruiting Walker to play cornerback and hosted him for a visit against Clemson. Walker told us that he enjoyed that visit and was impressed by the atmosphere at Lane Stadium. Walker also visited Duke, UNC, and NC State during this past season. Expect VT to be a top contender for Walker throughout his recruitment. (December 13th, 2017)

ATH Jahad Carter: Virginia Tech gained a commitment from Richmond athlete Jahad Carter today. More here. (September 24th, 2017)

Target Board

Commits Top Targets Other Targets
4* Devyn Ford 3* Joachim Bangda
4* Derrian Brown 3* Keilan Robinson
3* Jordan Houston
3* Elijah Bowick 4* DeMarcco Hellams 3* Dean Engram
4* Isaiah Hazel 3* Myles Farmer
4* Tayvion Robinson 3* Cam Hart
3* Jacoby Pinckney
3* Nick Gallo 3* Cormontae Hamilton
4* Bryan Hudson (G/T) 4* Darnell Wright (T) 4* Harry Miller (T)
3* Jesse Hanson (G) 4* Quinn Carroll (T) 3* Jake Pope (T)
3* Riley Simonds (G) 3* Donovan Beaver (T)
3* Antoine Whitner (T)
3* Jakai Moore (G)
4* Savion Jackson 3* Raymond Cutts
4* Joseph Wete
4* Hakeem Beamon (DE/DT)
4* Joshua Harris 3* Ben Smiley
3* Adarious Jones
3* Drake Thomas
4* Brandon Smith
4* Traveon Freshwater
3* Dean Ferguson (LB/S)
4* Nyquee Hawkins (CB/S) 4* Cam’Ron Kelly (CB) 4* Tayvion Land (CB)
3* Mike Sainristil (CB) 4* Sheridan Jones (CB) 3* Myles Bell (CB)
4* Litchfield Ajavon (S)
4* Anthony Harris (S)
3* Khalid Martin (S)
3* Jahad Carter (WR/DB) 4* Cameron Wynn
4* JR Walker

Class of 2020


WR KeAndre Lambert-Virginia Tech: Since offering him, Virginia Tech has made it clear to KeAndre Lambert that he is one of their top wide receiver targets in the 2020 class. Lambert was impressed with his Spring Game visit that has the Hokies in very good shape in his recruitment. In addition, the fact that Lambert is Kam Chancellor’s nephew definitely doesn’t hurt the Hokies’ chances. Even if Lambert wasn’t Chancellor’s nephew, VT would have plenty of reasons to feel quite good about their current standing in his recruitment. (April 22nd, 2018)


5* LB Mekhail Sherman: Mekhail Sherman talks about his new Virginia Tech offer and his recruitment here. (April 18th, 2018)

WR KeAndre Lambert: KeAndre Lambert recaps his Virginia Tech Spring Game visit and updates us on his recruitment here. (April 15th, 2018)

OT John Williams: GA OT John Williams recaps his recent Virginia Tech visit here. (April 13th, 2018)

4* OT Bryn Tucker: Virginia Tech is among 5 currently standing out for Bryn Tucker. More here. (April 6th, 2018)

4* RB Chris Tyree: Chris Tyree says Virginia Tech is in a “good place” in his recruitment. More from VA’s top 2020 RB here. (April 1st, 2018)

4* OT Bryn Tucker: Bryn Tucker talks about his Junior Day visit and new VT offer here. (February 18th, 2018)

4* WR Rakim Jarrett: Rakim Jarrett recaps his Virginia Tech Junior Day visit here. (January 18th, 2018)

4* CB Luke Hill: 2020 CB Luke Hill talks about his “amazing” Junior Day visit here. (January 15th, 2018)

4* LB Antoine Sampah: Four-star LB Antoine Sampah told us that Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt, and North Carolina are standing out among the schools who have offered him. Sampah was recently offered by Louisville, and he hopes to visit the Cardinals soon. Sampah is a name to know for the 2020 class and will be a top target for the Hokies in that class for the next 2 years. (December 12th, 2017)

4* WR Julian Fleming: Four-star WR Julian Fleming updates us on his recruitment here. (October 10th, 2017)

Class of 2021


QB Athan Kaliakmanis: Athan Kaliakmanis talks about his “phenomenal” first visit to Virginia Tech here. (April 16th, 2018)