Brent Pry and his staff have backed up their claims to prioritize the footprint for Virginia Tech on the recruiting trail and especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia signing the first double-digit VA signee class since the end of the Frank Beamer era and being on pace to do so again this year.
Tech is also continuing to evaluate intriguing in-state talents including ATH Hiro Carr out of Northern Virginia's Colonial Forge HS. He had this to say about how much interest that he's receiving from VT.
"A good amount from Coach (Brent) Pry and his staff, mainly from coach Shawn Quinn as he recruits my area," Carr said.
Carr told us that he's in contact with Quinn on a somewhat regular basis with the two building a solid relationship that he hopes to build stronger as he shared with us.
"It's pretty good, still trying to build a better relationship with him and the rest of the staff," Carr said.
Tech is evaluating Carr at safety and OLB though room at either of those positions is definitely getting tight.
However, Carr has built up a solid 14 FCS offers while also receiving interest from Louisville, Maryland, Duke, Temple, Navy, Army, and JMU in addition to the Hokies.
This shouldn't come as a surprise as Carr was a two-way standout as a junior with 62 tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 touchdown on defense plus 10 catches for 203 yards and 4 touchdowns on offense.
So what are the strengths and weaknesses of Carr's game in his eyes?
"My strengths would be my IQ, ability to come out of my breaks fast, track the ball, good man coverage, good tackler, and my overall strength. I can always improve on my technique," Carr said.
Keep an eye on Hiro Carr as Brent Pry and his staff continue to evaluate in-state talent thoroughly as they look to do everything they can to avoid missing any potential hidden gems that are in Tech's backyard.