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Four-Star WR Keylen Adams Commits to Virginia Tech

Keylen Adams 3 June 2022 VT Visit

Brent Pry now has the biggest recruiting victory to date of his tenure as head coach of the Hokies as four-star 757 WR Keylen Adams has committed to Virginia Tech.

Adams chose the Hokies over fellow finalists Alabama, South Carolina, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh along with additional offers from Michigan, Penn State, Florida State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Miami, Michigan State, NC State, Ole Miss, Maryland, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Boston College, Syracuse, and more.

He is the second WR commit in this class joining four-star WR Chanz Wiggins. He is also the fifth in-state commit this class joining fellow 757 standout DE Gerard Johnson, Wiggins, three-star CB Joshua Clarke, and three-star DB Noah Jenkins.

Brent Pry have put a lot of work into fixing relationships with high schools in the 757 and after not landing a 757 commit in the 2023 class, that work is proving fruitful in a big way in the 2024 cycle.

The Hokies have commitments from the top 2 recruits in the 757 (Adams, Johnson) for the first time since 2005 (Deveon Simmons, Elan Lewis) according to the 247 Sports Composite. Adams is also the first #1 overall recruit in the 757 to choose Virginia Tech since Tyrod Taylor in the 2007 class per the 247 Sports Composite while also being the highest rated 757 recruit to choose the Hokies since Devon Hunter in 2017.

WRs coach Fontel Mines has proven to be a recruiting ace with the Hokies giving him a significant pay raise this offseason after his impressive work on the trail last cycle especially in Richmond. Mines has built on that and then some this cycle landing two four-star WRs this cycle in Keylen Adams and Chanz Wiggins along with his work in the 757 leading the charge for Adams and Gerard Johnson.

With Adams and Wiggins on board, Tech's focus may be to add 1 more WR in Mekhai White. While some have speculated that the Hokies may hold given that White is a very similar player to Adams and Wiggins, I personally think you still take talented guys from the Commonwealth that want in within reason and then adjust from there. White also is listed as an ATH by some and has great size if he were to move to defense down the road at safety or as a star LB.

Of course, we'll see what Tech decides given the large WR numbers they've taken lately that may understandably have them somewhat hesitant for the sake of roster balance.

Beyond White, I think Tech probably is done at WR unless they can land another elite guy like an Alex Taylor or Terrell Anderson.

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