Those who follow Virginia Tech already have heard of four-star 757 CB standout Asaad Brown Jr. who is one of the Hokies' top targets in the 2024 class. So far, Tech continues to be in a strong position in his recruitment.
Brown told us that the Hokies are currently standing out for him along with Clemson, Texas A&M, LSU, N.C. State, Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State. He had this to say about why the Hokies are standing out for him.
"Because they are consistent in reaching out. I also see they are building something special," Brown said.
The Hokies are also among those currently recruiting him the hardest along with Clemson, Texas A&M, N.C. State, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State with "daily" communication.
VT head coach Brent Pry is also taking a large role in personally recruiting Brown to the Hokies with the Oscar Smith HS standout adding this about his relationship with Pry.
"Great coach and I like his personality. He is passionate about winning and making VT great again," Brown said.
CBs coach Derek Jones is also taking a lead role as you would expect given the position and the fact that Jones is one of Tech's lead recruiters of the 757 with the two building a strong relationship.
"We have conversations about different coverages even about high school. He also is very knowledgeable and I feel like I can learn a lot from him," Brown said.
He also feels confident that Jones could develop him into an NFL cornerback with Tech's CBs coach already providing some coaching tips now in their conversations.
"I do knowing his background. He is a master of the position and even in our conversation he adds specific details that I have started implementing into my style of play on the high school level," Brown said.
Part of the challenge of finding the right school is finding the right fit schematically to maximize your abilities with Brown feeling confident that he would be a strong fit in Tech's defense.
"I feel like I can play zone and man coverage. So with my length and speed that will be a asset to the secondary," Brown said.
Brown has gotten off to a strong start this season with 11 tackles and a pair of pass breakups in Oscar Smith's opener. He shared that his focus is on helping Oscar Smith win their 3rd straight state title while also having a couple personal goals as well.
"To maintain a 4.0 gpa. Also, I want to be able to make plays on both sides of the ball," Brown said.
There's no doubt that Asaad Brown Jr is the type of in-state star that the Hokies need to keep in-state to truly launch their rise back to the pinnacle of the sport. So far, the Hokies are a top contender for the 2024 four-star cornerback from 757 powerhouse Oscar Smith.