Hokies Recruiting: 3-Star CB Troy Pride Commits to Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Hokies have been busier than you would expect on the recruiting trail in the two and a half weeks since National Signing Day. The Hokies have hosted a Junior Day, amd have also been busy traveling all over the East Coast and the country.

Entering tonight, the Hokies had four commits from 3-star QB Logan Byrd, 3-star CBs Myles Wolfolk and Kareem Felder, and 3-star grayshirt WR commit Conner O’Donnell.

Tonight, the Hokies have received more good news on the recruiting trail.

Cornerback Troy Pride Jr. of Greer High School in Greer, South Carolina became the fifth junior and third cornerback to commit to the Hokies. Pride is a very under-the-radar cornerback with the Hokies being his only offer currently though that is likely to grow.

Pride has not received a grade from 247 Sports or ESPN with Rivals rating Pride as a three-star cornerback.

One thing that shows on Troy Pride’s tape is that he is a very good athlete. His speed and acceleration is very impressive for a six foot tall cornerback. Pride also has a very good vertical which makes his size even more of a problem.

Pride will need some time to develop as he sometimes give outside receivers the inside which is ideal for a wideout. A lot of Pride’s best plays are made because of athleticism, and he is a guy who will definitely benefit from being coached by Torrian Gray.

Troy Pride is a fairly raw talent that has huge upside. Pride is a guy who has a lot of boom or bust potential in the long run, but is definitely a guy who needs some time to develop. Of course, the Hokies could have a fight on their hands to keep him if more offers come in as expected.


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