Virginia Tech lost another commit today as three-star DB Malcom Jones has decommitted from the Hokies.
I would like to give a thank you to all the coaches at Virginia tech who believed in me as well as the community thank you for all the support the everyone showed but it was a very hard decision but I had decided to de-commit from the university of Virginia. tech.@RecruitGeorgia— Malcolm Jones (@mapp_302) December 13, 2021
Jones was one of four commits from Georgia for the Hokies along with three-star QB Devin Farrell, three-star WR Tucker Holloway, and three-star TE/WR Daequan Wright with the expectation that all three will sign with the Hokies.
He is Tech's fourth decommit since the arrival of Brent Pry with three-star DL D'Andre Martin flipping to South Carolina, three-star OT Jakson LaHue flipping to Mississippi State, and three-star TE Matt Hoffman no longer being committed as reported by Andy Bitter of The Athletic and others previously. VT has also gained a commitment from four-star TE Benji Gosnell as well since Pry was hired.
Michigan State is expected to be the destination for Jones with 247 Sports' Crystal Ball heavily favoring the Spartans.
There's no doubt that Jones would be a disappointing loss as it takes away the lone true safety committed though Mansoor Delane also seems like a potential safety. Tech also only has two DB commits with Delane and CB Cam Johnson at this point with both expected to sign with the Hokies on Wednesday.
While safety isn't a need for the Hokies this cycle, Tech may use this opportunity to try to land another cornerback this class with the Hokies likely re-evaluating on that front once we get through Early Signing Day. This spot could also end up simply going towards a transfer target this cycle especially given the numerous seniors who are moving on for the pros as expected and as is happening across much of major college football instead of using their free COVID year in 2022.