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Four-Star F Amani Jenkins Commits to Virginia Tech Women's Basketball

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Megan Duffy's first full cycle recruiting class continues to look like it may be one of the best ever for the Virginia Tech Women's Basketball, as the Hokies have landed a commitment from four-star F Amani Jenkins out of Johnston, Iowa.

The 6'2'' Jenkins was committed to Marquette when Megan Duffy was still the head coach there, decommitting soon after her departure from Milwaukee. She has chosen the Hokies over other offers from Marquette, Providence, California, UNLV, and more.

Jenkins is ranked 82nd in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 rankings, making her the second commit in the top 100 for ESPN along with four-star PG Kate Sears out of North Carolina, who is ranked 85th. She is also the third ESPN Top 100 recruit to choose the Hokies since the arrival of Megan Duffy along with Sears and 2024 signee Kayl Petersen from Wisconsin, who was ranked 68th in the 2024 class.

She likely profiles as a four though she should have the versatility to work at center at times depending on the lineups that the Hokies would want to use.

Yes, Jenkins may be a former Marquette commit, but this is still an impressive recruiting victory for Virginia Tech's new staff to bring her from the Midwest to Blacksburg while she was receiving plenty of major interest. Landing three ESPN Top 100 recruits in a span of a few months, even with two being Marquette commits previously, is quite the impressive recruiting haul for Megan Duffy and counters some of the concerns about how her ceiling was a recruiter.

Having a foundation of Sears and Jenkins is a great start to what could be a large class for the Hokies especially with Tech only filling 11 of the 15 scholarships for their 2024-25 roster and having a pair of players running out of eligibility after this season. You also will see coaches take larger classes early in their tenures regardless of the state of the program that you are inheriting.

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