With a backcourt duo of three-star guards Brandon Rechsteiner and Jaydon Young already on board for the 2023 class, Virginia Tech is looking to add a major frontcourt piece still this cycle with the top target being Mouhamed Dioubate.
The good news is the Hokies are among the finalists as Dioubate revealed along with his plans to announce his commitment this Sunday at 3pm on 247 Sports' YouTube channel.
The Hokies were joined by Alabama, Maryland, and Wake Forest in his final 4. Among the notable offers not to be a finalist for him include Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Kansas State, Georgia Tech, St John's, VCU, Rhode Island, and more.
Dioubate took official visits to all four of his finalists starting with Wake Forest on the first weekend of September, Maryland on the third weekend of September, Virginia Tech during the fourth week of September surrounding the VT-WVU game, and Alabama this past weekend.
It's hard to tell who might be the favorite but the history about the last visit getting the best shot would position Alabama well in that regard. The Hokies did visit Dioubate yesterday in person when he announced his commitment date while Maryland also visited him on Tuesday per CBB insider Andrew Slater.
The Hokies do seem like a legitimate contender in this battle with Alabama and Maryland while Wake Forest seems to be the long shot of the 4.
Dioubate has been the top target for the Hokies for a little bit now and would be the ideal frontcourt piece to add to this class. If they don't land him, it may be back to the drawing board somewhat for a forward this cycle with it being possible that Tech is patient to see how some guys develop this fall plus what younger forwards at lower levels of CBB emerge and then enter the portal as intriguing, multi-year players.
Tech's in the hunt for Dioubate and making a big, last push to try to beat out Alabama, Maryland, and Wake Forest for his commitment.