According to Mike McDaniel of the Sons of Saturday, Virginia Tech recruiting assistant Beau Davidson is leaving Blacksburg for a similar position at Texas Tech.
Virginia Tech Director of Recruiting Beau Davidson is expected to resign and take a position at Texas Tech, per source. Davidson had been a member of the recruiting staff at Virginia Tech since 2018.— Mike McDaniel (@MikeMcDanielSOS) August 24, 2021
Ben Golan of Rivals' Red Raider Sports tweeted out after the initial report that he has also heard Davidson is heading to Lubbock. Virginia Tech has declined comment at this time.
Davidson is a native of Texas and was set to enter his fourth season at Tech including his first as the Director of Recruiting. He has also updated his Twitter page to make his location Lubbock, Texas; the home of Texas Tech.
This would become the latest change on a recruiting and off-the-field staff that has seen lots of change this offseason including the departure of previous Director of Recruiting John Iezzi to join fast-growing start-up SEQL while Corey Fuller left for the Carolina Panthers among other moves.
Davidson is most well-known for expanding the Hokies' recruiting board across the board even to Texas and California where the Hokies have landed numerous players out of the Lonestar State along with their top 2021 recruit from California in DJ Harvey. Davidson's board expanding also seems set to make a big difference on the field given the hype surrounding Texas native WR Da'Wain Lofton.
This is not an ideal time for Virginia Tech or any program to have a staff change of any sort especially on the recruiting front as the Hokies get set to host loads of top talent starting with their Friday night showdown against #10 North Carolina on next Friday, September 3rd.
Tech already has a fairly small recruiting department and finding a person with some leadership experience this close to football season is going to be almost impossible.
For the Class of 2022, it would make sense for Texas Tech to try to push to flip some of the Hokies' Texas commits especially talented QB Alex Orji and three-star OT Jakson LaHue though it's unknown how much traction they might even be able to get.
We will have more as this story develops.