After extending an offer to Simeon Barrow Jr. last month
, Virginia Tech hosted Barrow this past Saturday as a part of their first elite recruiting event of the summer.
Barrow told us that his visit was "fantastic" as he had the chance to spend some time with the coaches while also participating in some drills, playing dodgeball, and touring Virginia Tech's campus.
While plenty stood out for Barrow, there was one thing that stood out above the rest for the three-star DL.
"Well everything but what stood out the most is how much Coach (Bud) Foster wanted to be around me which meant a lot," Barrow said about what stood out from his visit.
Barrow added that this visit gave him a good opportunity to get to know the Hokies' defensive coordinator and that conversations with him went "very well."
Additionally, Barrow told us that he has a "very good" relationship with DL coach Charley Wiles due largely to the long amount of time that Wiles has been recruiting Barrow.
So how did this visit impact Virginia Tech's standing in Barrow's recruitment?
"It really put them in a high bracket of my recruitment," Barrow said.
The Hokies have also been among the schools recruiting Barrow the hardest along with Tennessee, West Virginia, Michigan State, East Carolina, and Georgia Southern.
Looking ahead, Barrow is set to take visits to West Virginia and Tennessee this upcoming weekend while also taking an official visit to Michigan State in the near future. Beyond that, Barrow told us that he is also certain he will take official visits to Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
The Hokies have emerged as one of the top contenders for versatile DL Simeon Barrow Jr but have plenty of work ahead of them for a talented recruit with plenty of major interest.
Simeon Barrow Jr in the Recruiting Rankings
In the state of Georgia, Barrow is ranked 72nd best by Rivals
and 85th best by the 247 Sports Composite. The 247 Sports Composite ranks Barrow as the 37th best weakside DE while Rivals ranks him as the 50th best weakside DE.
Simeon Barrow Jr's Offer List (According to 247 Sports and Rivals)
- ACC: Virginia Tech
- Big 10: Michigan State, Rutgers
- Big 12: West Virginia
- SEC: Missouri, Tennessee
- AAC: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Tulane, USF
- Conference USA: FIU, UAB
- Mountain West: Air Force
- Sun Belt: Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Troy
- FBS Independent: Liberty, Navy
Photo Credit: Simeon Barrow Jr.
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