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Virginia Tech has extended a few new 2022 offers since September 1st when schools were first allowed to initiate contact with 2022 recruits. That included an offer to three-star DB Nicholas Alvarado from New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep.
Alvarado told us that he was "very grateful" to receive a Virginia Tech offer during a conversation with defensive coordinator and safeties coach Justin Hamilton. He had this to say about his conversation with Hamilton.
"It was a great conversation, enjoyed it. He’s a great coach and fantastic person. I was excited when he informed me about the offer, very exciting news. So the conversation was really good," Alvarado said.
Alvarado also said that the Hokies had shown some previous interest including a visit to see him at his school pre-COVID, but that it really picked up in recent weeks led by assistant Zach Sparber.
"A good amount from Coach Sparber. We had established contact prior to the offer," Alvarado said. "There was a little a bit of interest, They came to my school before and I talked to them for a bit, but the interest really started to pick up recently."
Overall, this offer has had a notable impact on his recruitment with Tech already emerging as a serious contender in his recruitment.
"It impacts my recruitment in a very positive way, being able to have the option to go to a top tier academic and athletic school is amazing and is definitely among top choices," Alvarado said.
The Hokies are among the most notable offers for Alvarado who also holds offers from Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse, Indiana, Temple, and others. He's also receiving interest from multiple schools who haven't offered him yet including Notre Dame, West Virginia, Maryland, Wake Forest, and East Carolina.
That shouldn't come as a surprise after Alvarado had a strong sophomore season with 85 tackles including 3.5 sacks plus 3 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions. He'll have a chance to build on that as Don Bosco Prep opens their season against Paramus Catholic on October 2nd in a major New Jersey high school showdown.
Looking ahead, Alvarado is hoping to take some visits "very soon" including ones to Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse, and Temple.
Keep an eye on Nicholas Alvarado who is quickly emerging as one of the best defensive back prospects in the Northeast for the 2022 class.