The Virginia Tech Hokies have a few top targets in town this weekend including 4* ATH Bruce Judson, 3* RB Jalen Holston, and 3* JUCO ATH Henri Murphy. Earlier today, Murphy became the first player of the day to commit to the Hokies but Virginia Tech wasn’t done just yet.
I wanna thank God, my family, and friends for pushing me to work hard and be humble Iwant to say I'm committed to Virginia tech #gohokies
— 〽alik Willis (@Willis_Malik7) June 18, 2016
Three-star athlete Malik Willis of Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia became Virginia Tech’s 12th commit of the Class of 2017 (Henri Murphy is now Class of 2016) and second commit from the state of Georgia joining 3* TE/OL Lecitus Smith. The Hokies formally offered Willis on Saturday after he impressed at their Atlanta satellite camp with the offer being his 11th overall offer and first from a power 5 conference though you can expect more power 5 offers coming soon.
Willis is ranked as a three-star athlete by both Rivals and Scout with Scout ranking Willis as the 64th best offer in the nation. Willis will likely be a defensive back for the Hokies and while 247 Sports has him listed as a 4.63 40, he apparently ran in the 4.4s when he camped for the Hokies in Atlanta.
The Hokies were quite impressed with Willis at their Atlanta satellite camp and have quickly sealed the deal to get him on as a Hokies commit. Zohn Burden was the primary recruiter for Willis as Burden gets his second commit as primary recruiter joining L.C. Bird three-star ILB Rayshard Ashby.
With Willis on board now, the Hokies will likely to add around three more defensive backs with four-star safety Devon Hunter being the top target by far. With Willis shoing 4.4 speed, there seems to be a good chance that he will start out as a cornerback who has great length plus good speed to develop into a good man coverage cornerback with the coaches being impressed by him at their Atlanta satellite camp.
Malik Willis was definitely an off-the-radar commit today, but definitely seems to be a very good addition to a growing Class of 2017.