Jaden Seymour has emerged as one of Virginia Tech's top wing targets in the 2020 class with the four-star small forward from North Carolina recently visiting Virginia Tech, a trip that went well.
"It was good. I enjoyed the time I spent on campus and with the coaching staff," Seymour said about his visit.
Seymour did a lot while on campus recently from spending time with the coaches to touring facilities as he told us.
"My family and I sat down and had lunch with the coaching staff and then went to meet the basketball team’s academic advisor. I got to see the locker rooms, all the practice facilities, and the gameday arena. We didn’t walk around campus as much because we are pretty familiar with it because my brother played football at Tech," Seymour said.
That brother of Seymour's is former Virginia Tech defensive back Adonis Alexander. Because of that, Seymour already has plenty of familiarity and comfort with Virginia Tech.
"I’ve been familiar with the campus so it feels like I already have a connection with VT before the visit. It's definitely a place I could say would feel like a home," Seymour said.
Seymour also felt quite welcomed on campus and told us that along with "the environment in general at Tech" were things that stood out to him during his visit.
Seymour has also been building a "good" relationship with the coaching staff including assistant Christian Webster who has been supportive of Seymour through it all.
"It’s a good relationship. We talk pretty often. He was one of the first to reach out to me after my injury and I feel like he genuinely cares about my future," Seymour said.
So how did this visit impact the standing of Virginia Tech in his recruitment?
"I really like Virginia Tech. I'm just being patient and not trying to rush a decision, but I'm definitely considering Virginia Tech and hope to go back for an official visit," Seymour said.
Clearly, Virginia Tech is in a strong spot at this point for Seymour but the Hokies aren't the only ones with South Florida and Charleston also pushing hard along with Cincinnati (who hasn't offered) even as Seymour recovers from the knee injury he suffered last season.
Before suffering that injury, Seymour told us that he averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block per game while also dealing with a hip pointer halfway through his season.
With Seymour still rehabbing his knee, he told us that he's doesn't have a timeline for a decision, but doesn't plan to make a decision till at least after July after the summer live period.
"Not really, I’m waiting until after the live period since some schools are still contacting me but some time after July probably," Seymour said about whether he has a timeline for making a decision.
What's clear at the moment is that Virginia Tech is in great position at the moment in their pursuit of four-star SF Jaden Seymour.
Jaden Seymour in the Recruiting Rankings
Seymour is ranked as the 135th best 2020 recruit, 26th best small forward, and sixth best recruit in North Carolina by the 247 Sports
Composite while having a four-star rating. Rivals
ranks Seymour as the 39th best small forward and is rated as a three-star recruit.
Jaden Seymour's Offer List
- ACC: Virginia Tech
- AAC: South Florida
- CAA: Charleston
- Sun Belt: Appalachian State
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