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Virginia Tech has had plenty of recruiting success over the years in the Jacksonville area with three-star DT Hayden Schwartz among Tech's top defensive line targets in the 2022 class.
So far, the Hokies are off to a strong start as they look to land another talented Jacksonville recruit.
Schwartz told us that Virginia Tech is among five programs that are currently standing out for him along with Minnesota, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Northwestern. Here's what Schwartz had to say about why the Hokies are currently standing out for him.
"Their recruiting had been pretty awesome and I like how they have great academics because that is really important to me," Schwartz said.
Schwartz also told us that the Hokies are in contact with him "every other day" with DL coach Darryl Tapp and offensive assistant Corey Fuller leading the charge. He had this to say about his relationship with Darryl Tapp.
"It’s really good. He’s energetic, and it’s pretty awesome when I talk or text with him," Schwartz said.
He also has a very good relationship with Corey Fuller as Schwartz described to us.
"He’s great, and we have some similarities family wise just growing up in athletics so it’s been great getting to know him," Schwartz said.
All of this comes as the Hokies offered Schwartz a couple of months ago with many other schools joining Tech in that regard as he has risen closer and closer to earning four-star status.
He's an intriguing defensive tackle prospect with the potential to add lots of weight to his 6'4'', 250-pound frame, something that he'll likely need to do for many teams including Tech who lean toward more traditionally sized DTs. However, it's clear that most teams expect that to happen given the numerous Power 5 offers.
Keep an eye on Hayden Schwartz as the Hokies look to once again have major recruiting success in the Jacksonville area, this time in the 2022 recruiting cycle.