With high school basketball season nearing its end, Mike Young and his Virginia Tech coaching staff have sent out some new offers in recent weeks including one to fast-rising four-star SG Jelani Hamilton.
Hamilton had this to say about his reaction to receiving an offer "face-to-face" from Hokies assistant coach Christian Webster.
"I was excited to see that I was being recognized outside of the south," Hamilton said.
Webster also made it clear to Hamilton that his eyes agreed with what he saw on tape when asked about how that conversation with Webster went as a whole.
"Great, he really just said that he needed to put his eyes on me before making the decision," Hamilton said.
Hamilton has seen his recruitment start to really take off in recent weeks as his offer list has grown to several including the Hokies, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Old Dominion and Georgia State. He's also received plenty of praise from the national recruiting sites with Rivals ranking him as the 82nd best men's basketball recruit in the 2023 class.
Looking ahead, Hamilton told us that Virginia Tech is among the schools that he is hoping to visit soon along with Alabama and Ole Miss.
While Hamilton is excited about receiving a Hokie offer, he also is still keeping a very open mind on his recruitment when we asked him how this offer impacted his recruitment.
"It impacts my recruitment because it’s another option. VT, stands where everyone else does, they're an option and I'm happy they are recruiting me," Hamilton said.
As Tech's high school recruiting only has a few targets remaining in the 2022 class, the focus will start shifting more to 2023 with four-star SG Jelani Hamilton poised to be a major target for the Hokies.