Three Recruits Virginia Tech Is In Good Shape For In My Opinion 6/22/22

Three Recruits Virginia Tech Is In Good Shape For In My Opinion 6/22/22
Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP

TLP: Editor
Jun 21, 2022

It's been a busy few weeks on the recruiting trail for Virginia Tech with the Hokies getting ready for their final few days including one more big official visit weekend before the start of the summer dead period.

Given all that's happened, Virginia Tech has put themselves in very good shape for multiple recruits in my opinion. Here's a look at three of the top recruits that I feel very confident about for the Hokies currently.

3* ATH Thomas Williams

A common theme you will see throughout this list is that all three of these players have taken official visits to Virginia Tech. Three-star athlete Thomas Williams out of Greenville, SC is planning on making a Fourth of July decision and Virginia Tech has plenty of reason for confidence.

Williams has been a very quiet recruit overall relative to numerous others nowadays, but indications per sources are that his official visit went quite well. One of the strongest indicators that Tech is in great shape for Williams is the fact that he hasn't scheduled any additional official visits with his trip to Virginia Tech being the only one.

Williams is an intriguing athlete who could end up at multiple positions including safety or running back for the Hokies. Tech seems to have somewhat of their focus being purely on finding talented athletes who could play multiple positions in college and then figure out later if they choose Tech where they may fit best.

We've seen Tech take somewhat of this approach with Gunner Givens who most thought was going to be an offensive tackle yet go a shot at defensive tackle first and may end up sticking there long term.

3* LB Tavorian Copeland

Virginia Tech has lots of traction with loads of talented linebackers, but the one they appear to be in the strongest position with is three-star LB Tavorian Copeland out of Appomattox, VA.

Copeland's official visit went quite well as he shared with us calling it an "amazing experience". Though he isn't committed anywhere and hinted at wanting to visit more schools when he told us that he didn't have any other official visits scheduled "yet", Copeland still hasn't scheduled further official visits including one to an in-state, Power 5 rival in UVA.

Copeland is an intriguing athlete and recruit in part because of his impressive academics which have helped him earn Ivy League offers to go with the in-state Power 5 offers. In the 6'3'' to 6'4'' range, Copeland likely projects as either a will or a sam linebacker for the Hokies with the will spot seeming like the more likely of the two should he choose Virginia Tech.

Keep an eye on the Hokies and Copeland who Tech is in great shape for landing him as part of what could be a strong linebacker class.

3* RB Peyton Jones

Like the other two players on this list, Peyton Jones was among Virginia Tech's official visitors on the second weekend of June. To date, Jones has only taken an official visit to Virginia Tech after visiting Blacksburg for a Spring Game a week after visiting Kentucky.

The fact that Jones hasn't taken or even scheduled an official visit to any sort of public knowledge definitely is a strong sign that the Hokies are in a strong position for Jones. Additionally, a source in the 757 has told me that there's a lot of interest for Jones in the Hokies currently with Jones being a top RB target for Tech.

Jones would be a big time get for the Hokies in their goal to begin retaking the commonwealth of Virginia under Brent Pry especially as one of the 757's top recruits this cycle along with three-star LB/ATH Jordan Bass and three-star WR Paul Billups Jr. Landing Jones would definitely be a strong pickup as Tech looks to build more substantial momentum in the 757 where the Hokies had recruiting struggles and tensions during the Justin Fuente era.

For now, the Brent Pry era is putting things back together including in the 757 with the Hokies in a strong position for Maury HS standout Peyton Jones.