Ray Grier has emerged as one of Virginia Tech's top wide receiver targets in the 2020 class. Early on, the Hokies have gained plenty of momentum in their pursuit of the four-star WR from North Carolina and will have a chance to build on that this upcoming weekend.
Grier told us that he will be visiting Virginia Tech for their game against Miami. This will be Grier's first visit to Blacksburg during the 2018 season after already taking visits to Tennessee, South Carolina, NC State, and North Carolina earlier this fall.
The four-star WR doesn't have a leader in his recruitment, but he told us that the Hokies, South Carolina, and West Virginia are among those recruiting him the hardest who have offered him in addition to heavy interest shown by Notre Dame and Purdue.
Currently, Grier doesn't have any specific timeline for cutting down his list or making his decision with him being likely to receive more offers in the coming weeks as football season nears its conclusion.
When Grier does make his collegiate decision, one of the key factors will be the quality of education.
"The most important thing I’m looking for is the education part of school. I’m not going to a particular school just to play football. I have to find a school with a great graduation rate," Grier said.
In addition to the other positives VT has going for them so far in Grier's recruitment, the Hokies' reputation for having an impressive graduation rate for their players would appear to fit the bill of what Grier is looking for.
Ray Grier continues to be a top WR target for the Hokies in 2020 with VT having a great opportunity to make a move in his recruitment with this weekend's visit.
Ray Grier in the Recruiting Rankings
Grier is rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals
and the 247 Sports Composite with Rivals ranking him 168th nationally and the 247 Sports Composite ranking him 286th. In the state of North Carolina, Grier is ranked as the seventh best recruit by Rivals, and ninth best by 247 Sports
and the 247 Sports Composite. Among wide receiver, Grier is ranked 31st best by Rivals, 58th best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 72nd best by 247 Sports.
Ray Grier's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, Virginia
- SEC: South Carolina, Tennessee
- Big 12: West Virginia
- Conference USA: Charlotte, Middle Tennessee
- Sun Belt: Appalachian State
Photo Credit: @RayButton5 (Ray Grier)
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