For well over the past year, four-star linebacker Dax Hollifield has been a priority target for Virginia Tech. Throughout his recruitment, the Hokies have been right at the top of his pursuit as schools like North Carolina, Stanford, and Clemson have surged and faded in his recruitment.
After well over a year of work, the Hokies landed their top target.
Four-star LB Dax Hollifield announced today that he has committed to Virginia Tech over Clemson, North Carolina, and Stanford. The four-star linebacker is the third linebacker and 25th overall commit of the 2018 class. Hollifield is also the sixth commit from the state of North Carolina this class showing how successful the #NC2VT movement has been.
In his announcement, Hollifield said that Virginia Tech "always felt like home" since his freshman year. His relationship with Bud Foster clearly made the difference as he specifically mentioned his "love" for Foster.
What the analysts say about him?
Dax Hollifield is well-regarded nationally as the 150th best recruit by the 247 Sports Composite, 67th best by 247 Sports
. 180th by Rivals
, and 267th best by ESPN
. Hollifield is also one of the top ILBs as he is ranked fifth best by 247 Sports among ILBs, eighth best by the 247 Sports Composite, sixth best by Rivals, and ninth best by ESPN.
Hollifield is a top 10 recruit in the state of North Carolina as 247 Sports ranks him sixth best in NC, the 247 Sports Composite ranks him seventh best, and ninth best by ESPN and Rivals. Hollifield has become one of the most recognizable recruits in the state of North Carolina and his commitment could have a big impact on younger NC recruits.
Dax Hollifield's Offer List (According to 247 Sports):
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State, Louisville, Duke, NC State, Wake Forest
- Pac-12: Stanford
- SEC: Alabama, Auburn, LSU, South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky
- Big 10: Michigan State, Penn State, Maryland
- FBS Independent: Notre Dame
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