Three-star DB T.J. Quinn has been a priority target for Virginia Tech for months with the Hokies continually being a top contender. That remains the case as the Hokies are among four schools currently standing out for him along with N.C. State, Louisville, and Boston College.
Quinn had this to say about why the Hokies are currently standing out for him.
"They were the first to offer, I just like the culture there, and I have a good relationship with the staff," Quinn said.
Additionally, Quinn told us that the other three schools are standing out for him because he feels he would fit well in all three of their defensive systems.
The Hokies are also in regular contact with Quinn led by defensive coordinator/safeties coach Justin Hamilton unsurprisingly. Overall, the two have built a "good" relationship as the two of them "talk about everything" when they speak.
Looking ahead, Quinn told us that he is still planning on taking an official visit to Virginia Tech from June 19th-21st with an official to Colorado coming the weekend before. However, all of that is up in the air with the NCAA set to vote on whether to extend the current dead period to the end of June on May 13th.
Beyond that, Quinn told us that he is currently looking to make a decision before school begins in August. That would seem to point towards a July timeline for a decision which could be very, very good for Virginia Tech since they have the last visit currently scheduled before the usual mid-summer dead period.
Even if the current dead period is extended into the normal mid-summer dead period, the Hokies do have the benefit of having hosted Quinn on multiple visits over the past year. Additionally, Tech has consistently been the one school right at the top of his recruitment and on paper, looks like the frontrunner in his recruitment even as other ACC schools make their charge including recent offer Louisville.
Virginia Tech still has work ahead to land T.J. Quinn as they face stiff competition from ACC rivals also looking to land the talented, under-the-radar free safety from Georgia.