Virginia Tech has built up lots of momentum in the 2021 class landing three-star DBs Jaden Hoyle and Nykelius Johnson, but the Hokies landed their biggest commitment yet from four-star QB Dematrius Davis.
Davis chose the Hokies over fellow finalists Penn State, LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Baylor. Davis is the Hokies' first primarily offensive commit in the 2021 class and first HS commit from the state of Texas in recent memory.
The Texas QB is ranked among the best dual-threat QBs in the 2021 class as ESPN ranks him third best best while 247 Sports, Rivals, and the 247 Sports Composite rank him fourth-best. Davis is also ranked 24th best in the state of Texas by the 247 Sports Composite, and 27th best by ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports.
There is no doubt that is a game-changing recruit for the Hokies to land more than a year before even the Early Signing window. Virginia Tech has landed some very talented recruits in the past more than a year out from Signing Day including Chamarri Conner yet Davis may be the most impactful of them all given his talent and his position.
There's also no doubt that landing a QB as talented as Davis this early will only help and gives VT someone with lots of reach among 2021 recruits because of his talent. We've seen this play out before the last time Virginia Tech a major QB recruit in Quincy Patterson with Patterson immediately becoming a face of the class and using his mass following to promote the Hokies.
For Virginia Tech, it's also a significant statement that not only did Virginia Tech have a recruiting breakthrough in Texas but they also had it with an elite prospect that had clear interest from in-state programs like Texas A&M and Baylor along with a major program in the next state over in LSU.
Landing a big name like Davis also makes it clear that while the 2020 class appears down for Virginia Tech, that appears to be an abnormality with Fuente's 2018 and 2019 classes unsurprisingly looking like the better indication of where Virginia Tech recruiting will be on average. However, this 2021 class, due in part to a very strong Virginia, has the potential to be a special one with the Hokies already off to a very fast start.