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Three-Star TE Zeke Wimbush Commits to Virginia Tech

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Days after receiving a Virginia Tech offer, three-star TE Zeke Wimbush out of Ashburn, VA committed to the Hokies.

Wimbush is the 25th HS commit for the Hokies this cycle including the 13th VA commit in this class. He was previously committed to Charlotte and also had offers from Old Dominion, Navy, Air Force, Army, and more.

He is the 8th commit in the past 9 days for the Hokies joining 5 other HS commits including WRs Ayden Greene and Chance Fitzgerald, RB Jeremiah Coney, QB William Watson III, and DB Antonio Cotman Jr plus 2 transfers in ODU WR Ali Jennings and Baylor QB Kyron Drones.

Wimbush had this to say about why he chose the Hokies.

"Because it feels right and I love it there," Wimbush said.

This commitment shouldn't come as a surprise in reality as he previously told us after his offer that Virginia Tech was his "dream school."

Wimbush was a do-it-all player at Stone Bridge HS this past season with 729 passing yards and 12 passing TDs plus 840 rushing yards with 19 rushing TDs, and 17 catches for 338 receiving yards and 3 TDs per Andy Bitter of The Athletic. He projects as a receiving tight end who should slot behind DaeQuan Wright as more of a receiving first TE/h-back/utility offensive weapon for the Hokies next season though it's easy to imagine him redshirting in 2023 given the presence of Wright and Nick Gallo at TE. Wimbush confirmed that an h-back/utility role was what Tech envisioned him playing.

Wimbush is a great example of how Virginia Tech is getting back to prioritizing the Commonwealth of Virginia on the recruiting trail. Under Pry, Tech has filled the non-premiun final spots for their HS classes by taking chances on VA kids who have shown upside like Hunter Mclain last cycle, and Wimbush and Jeremiah Coney this cycle. Both Wimbush and Coney have shown big time production in high school and the type of upside that makes them worth taking a chance on to fill out the class combined with the fact that Tech as the flagship VA CFB program, is filling its class with VA kids.

Wimbush may be ranked in the 40-50 range in the Commonwealth but the potential is definitely there and if you're going to go for a high upside play for filling out your class, then going with an in-state recruit first makes sense.

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