Four-star WR Latrell Neville has emerged as one of the top 2021 offensive recruits in the state of Texas with the Hokies making him one of their top wide receiver targets. Clearly, the Hokies are gaining traction with Latrell Neville sending out a tweet yesterday that suggested he was planning on taking an official visit to the Hokies.
See y’all there😅 https://t.co/KJVNftqGSN— S E V E N (@LatrellNeville7) February 20, 2020
Neville confirmed to us that he has indeed scheduled an official visit to Virginia Tech for June 19th-21st. This visit will be Neville's first time on campus at Virginia Tech, giving the Hokies a great opportunity to make a major statement.
Neville won't be the only recruit on campus as four-star DE Landyn Watson will also be taking an official visit, starting the threat of tweets. Meanwhile, four-star QB commit Dematrius Davis and talented wide receiver Ahmari Huggins both also suggested in tweets that they will also be taking official visits that weekend to VT.
In addition to his VT visit, Neville told us that he is looking at taking visits to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, and USC with the Trojans having an official set up with Neville for sometime in April.
While the Hokies haven't hosted Neville in Blacksburg yet, they've already left a strong impression with the four-star WR telling us that Virginia Tech is among six schools currently standing out in his recruitment along with Oklahoma, USC, Florida, Baylor, and Arkansas.
He had this to say about why the Hokies are currently standing out for him.
"I feel as if it is a great opportunity for me to get to where I want to be which is the league," Neville said.
Part of that may be due to the recent track record of true freshmen earning starting roles for Virginia Tech at wide receiver as their first seasons have gone along highlighted by Tre Turner and Tayvion Robinson the past two seasons. Neville agreed with that assessment saying the recent history plays a "major role" and that he "wants to play early on a big stage."
Leading the charge in Neville's recruitment from Virginia Tech's staff have been the trio of head coach Justin Fuente, WRs Jafar Williams, and off-the-field assistant Beau Davidson.
He had this to say about his relationship with Justin Fuente that goes beyond just football.
"I feel as if we have a real good relationship. We talk about a lot of personal things, not just football," Neville said.
Additionally, Neville told us that he has a "very good" relationship with Jafar Williams adding that "he's a great coach but an even better guy."
Beau Davidson has also been a key contact point for many Texas targets with Neville saying that he has a "really good" relationship with Davidson, and that Davidson "has always been consistent with staying in touch."
Even with all those coaches putting lots of hard work, there is a case to be made that Tech's most impactful may be 2021 four-star QB commit Dematrius Davis, the Texas movement who gave the #TX2VT movement serious credibility as the first. Davis has been pushing plenty of fellow top Texas talent, especially in the Houston area, to try to come to Tech with his impact making a difference.
Davis also has a strong relationship with Latrell Neville who says that Davis' commitment to Virginia Tech impacts his view of Tech "a lot." That shouldn't be surprising based on how Neville described his relationship with Davis and desire to one day play with the fellow four-star recruit.
"That’s my guy. He’s my QB for 7-on-7. I’ve always wanted him as my QB & I have that opportunity now," Neville said about his relationship with Davis.
Keep an eye on four-star WR Latrell Neville as the Hokies to look to grow the #TX2VT movement to make a major statement with the 2021 recruiting class on a national level.