Virginia Tech hasn’t been afraid to cast a wide geographic net with offers since the arrival of Justin Fuente including several offers to Texas recruits over the past few years. That includes three-star RB Ja’Bray Young who was offered by the Hokies back in May, his fifth overall offer and third from an ACC school.
As the start of the 2018 college football season approaches, Young has a lot of interest in visiting one school in particular this fall.
“I’m interested in visiting Virginia Tech. I want to see what the campus looks like and meet the coaches in person,” Young told us.
Young doesn’t have a leader or any schools standing out in his recruitment at the moment, but the fact that he is interested in travelling across the country to visit Virginia Tech is a great sign that the Hokies have some traction in his recruitment.
In addition, the Hokies are one of two teams recruiting Young the hardest along with SMU. The Mustangs were Young’s first offer and though the appeal of power 5 football is likely high, SMU does benefit from being the close to home program given his current offer list.
The fact that Young hasn’t attracted more in-state interest is surprising especially given how he has averaged 10 yards per carry in his first two years of high school football according to MaxPreps. However, that seems likely to change especially with it being likely that Young’s role at Melissa HS (TX) will likely grow again this fall after two strong seasons in a limited role.
Virginia Tech has continued to pursue recruits in the state of Texas with the Hokies gaining some traction with Ja’Bray Young.
Ja’Bray Young in the Recruiting Rankings
In the 2020 class, Young is ranked as the 37th best RB and 62nd best recruit in Texas by 247 Sports.
Ja’Bray Young’s Offer List
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Boston College, Syracuse
- Big 12: Kansas
- AAC: SMU