Virginia Tech had a host of talented 2020, 2021, and 2022 recruits on campus for Saturday's dominant victory over Wake Forest. That group included four-star WR Joshua Burrell, one of the Hokies' top priorities in the 2021 class.
Unsurprisingly, Burrell enjoyed his visit that he made with several of his teammates including his twin brother Jordan.
Burrell added that he had a "great time" on his visit that went beyond just getting to make this visit with his brother and teammates.
"On the visit, I got to hangout with some teammates and enjoyed the game. We got to speak with a few coaches and an academic assistant," Burrell said.
That included spending time with head coach Justin Fuente, WRs coach Jafar Williams, and TEs coach James Shibest, his area recruiter.
Burrell's time with each coach not only gave him the chance to build a stronger relationship but also gave VT's coaches the chance to build stronger relationships with the parents of Joshua and Jordan Burrell as head coach Justin Fuente did.
"I had a good time seeing Coach Fuente again. Continuing to build our relationship and his relationship with our parents!" Joshua Burrell said.
WRs coach Jafar Williams was excited to see one of his priority WR targets on campus. Williams also told Burrell about how he thinks Burrell will fit well at Virginia Tech, and how the Hokies are working hard to finish the season well.
"He was excited that we got on campus, and saying that I look good, and how he likes a big body receiver. He was also talking about how they’ve got to keep things going and finish the season strong," Burrell said.
Joshua Burrell and his brother Jordan also got to catch up with their area recruiter James Shibest with Shibest making it clear that both Burrell brothers are priorities for the Hokies.
"It was good, getting to see him again. He’s the one who usually comes to the school to see us. Our relationship keeps getting stronger. He tells us to keep working and getting better because recruiting will take care of itself. He said that we’re a top priority for the 2021 class as well," Joshua Burell said.
His strong relationships with the Hokies' coaches were part of what stood out to Joshua Burrell from his visit as he told us in full.
"Just how good the connections were with the coaches and that I had a good time. Also watching them beat Wake Forest, a 7-2 team, stood out," Burrell said about what stood out to him on his visit.
So how did this visit impact his recruitment and Virginia Tech's standing in his recruitment?
"I saw a really good football team for how young they are. Only going to get better. Also, just the vibes there are great, seeing familiar faces. I think they’re definitely in a good spot in my recruitment," Burrell said.
Burrell doesn't have any schools standing out at the moment, but it's clear that the Hokies are emerging as a top contender in his recruitment. Virginia Tech will also have a chance to make another strong impression on the field when Burrell visits Georgia Tech next weekend with the opponent being, Virginia Tech.
What's clear is that there is lots of mutual interest between the Hokies and Joshua Burrell as Virginia Tech makes Joshua and his brother Jordan top priorities in the 2021 class.