Ever since he was offered earlier this spring, three-star LB Kaveion Keys, ranked in the top 11 in Virginia by both 247 Sports and Rivals, has emerged as a top defensive target for Virginia Tech in the 2023 class.
The good news for the Hokies is that they are making a good early impression and already in a strong position in his recruitment.
Keys told us that Virginia Tech is among five schools standing out for him along with Penn State, Wake Forest, Virginia, and Duke. Keys had this to say about why the Hokies are currently standing out for him.
"They are really big on family and that’s what I’m all about & the new coaches, especially Coach (Brent) Pry, I feel like they're going to do big things at Tech, and it's home," Keys said.
Keys told us that Virginia Tech is also among four schools currently recruiting him the hardest along with Penn State, Wake Forest, and Virginia. The Hokies are in contact with him "mostly everyday" with WRs coach Fontel Mines and defensive assistant Shawn Quinn, his potential position coach, being the lead recruiters.
The Varina HS standout had this to say about his relationship with Mines who is one of Tech's primary recruiters in the Richmond metro.
"It's good. We are both from VA so we have a good connection," Keys said.
He added this about his relationship with Quinn.
"It's also good. We talk about what type of sets he can see me in for the defense," Keys said.
Looking ahead, Kaveion Keys told us that he will be taking a visit to Blacksburg in just a few weeks with Keys visiting Tech on March 19th. He also has plans to take a visit to Penn State next month.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Keys is building up a strong offer list as he was a First Team All-Metro linebacker. There's no doubt that Keys is a big time talent, and is a clear top target at linebacker along fellow in-state standouts Tony Rojas and Kamren Robinson with this being a good year in VA to find big time LB talent.
Virginia Tech is off to a strong start in the recruitment of one of their top defensive targets for the 2023 class, Kaveion Keys, with the Hokies getting a chance to build on that even more in Blacksburg in just under a month from now.