One current area of emphasis for Virginia Tech in 2020 recruiting is the secondary with the Hokies in hot pursuit of a few talented defensive backs including three-star 757 CB Karon Prunty.
The former Liberty commit has lots of mutual interest in the Hokies who are among four teams currently under consideration for him along with Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Liberty. Virginia is also a team to keep an eye on as the Cavaliers haven't offered Prunty yet, but the 757 athletes believes UVA may be the next to offer him.
Prunty has a pair of official visits scheduled with a trip to Kansas next weekend followed by a trip to Virginia Tech the weekend before the Early Signing Day window. Prunty also told us that he is hoping to schedule an official to Pittsburgh within the next couple weeks with the 757 athlete having already taken an official to Liberty.
Once his officials are completed, Prunty is likely to make a decision soon after with the 757 cornerback telling us that he plans to sign during the early window. While he doesn't have a set date, there should be no reason to believe that this won't be the case with Prunty telling us that he plans on enrolling early at the school of his choice.
Karon Prunty also knows what the key factors will be in his upcoming decision.
"Keeping it 100 with me, show me that they really want me to help their program, and being able to play early," Prunty said on what his key factors are.
Whichever team that does land Prunty will be landing a talented athlete and football player who has been extremely productive this season with around 7 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 3 fumble recoveries based on Prunty's best estimation. Prunty has also been a dynamic return man who had a pair of touchdowns off returns as of mid-October, one way that could help him get on the field next season.
On paper, the Hokies may be the on-paper as the first Power 5 school to offer along with bringing the in-state presence. However, the other 3 schools are definitely serious contenders with Kansas appearing to be the biggest threat given how the Jayhawks have an official visit scheduled next weekend.
The next two weeks will be decisive in Karon Prunty's recruitment with the Hokies battling Pittsburgh, Kansas, and Liberty for the talented 757 athlete.