Three-Star DE Jordan Mayer Discusses Recent Virginia Tech Offer

Three-Star DE Jordan Mayer Discusses Recent Virginia Tech Offer
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Tim Thomas

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May 14, 2022

Virginia Tech has sent out a few new 2023 offers recently including one to three-star DE Jordan Mayer out of Clairton, PA.

Mayer had this to say about his reaction to receiving a Virginia Tech offer during a "great" phone conversation with VT OL coach Joe Rudolph.

"Super excited. They have a great football tradition. I am a big fan of (head) coach (Brent) Pry," Mayer said.

That excitement also shows in the fact that Mayer will be visiting Virginia Tech this upcoming Tuesday, May 17th for an unofficial visit. He'll also be joined by a pair of fellow Pittsburgh area standouts in four-star ATH Rodney Gallagher and four-star LB Ta'Mere Robinson as he told us and we reported previously.

That visit will definitely be important for the Hokies as Mayer already has two official visits scheduled to Cincinnati the first weekend of June and Wisconsin the following weekend. Of course, Mayer scheduled his Cincy official after taking an unofficial there so this visit is definitely a fantastic opportunity to get on his June official visit schedule.

Mayer also told us that he plans to be "committed sometime in June" so time is of the essence for the Hokies to become serious contenders.

So how does this offer impact Mayer's recruitment and where Virginia Tech stands in it?

"It definitely is up there towards the top to be honest. I can’t wait to go down and see it," Mayer said.

While Mayer's interest is encouraging for VT's hopes, Tech's interest in Mayer shouldn't come as a surprise as he was a first team all-conference and all-state player last season at defensive end. He also has good size for what college coaches look for at 6'4'' and 235 pounds per 247 Sports.

His offer list reflects that and includes Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Boston College (where he decommitted from in late April), Cincinnati, West Virginia, Duke, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, and more. He also told us that he's receiving interest from in-state Penn State, Michigan, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Northwestern, and Maryland.

Virginia Tech has a big opportunity coming up to make a strong impression on Jordan Mayer and become a serious contender in his recruitment by landing an official visit. We should have a clear picture after this Tuesday as to whether the Hokies will be contenders or pretenders for Mayer.