Three-star TE Gavin Grover out of Lewis Center, Ohio is one of Virginia Tech's top 2024 tight end targets. The good news for the Hokies is that they are in a good position in his recruitment currently.
Grover told us that six schools are currently sticking out for him in Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Kentucky, Pittsburgh, Duke, and West Virginia. He had this to say about why the Hokies are currently sticking out.
"They have actively recruited me through this process and have shown me and my family nothing but generosity and respect. They also utilize the tight end position heavily in the passing game," Grover said.
Offensive coordinator/TEs coach Tyler Bowen and offensive analyst Jeff Carpenter have taken the leading roles in Tech's pursuit of Grover. He had this to say about his relationship with Bowen.
"We've become more comfortable with each other every time we talk, and we have a mutual respect with each other," Grover said.
This comes after Grover had a solid junior season with 44 catches for 420 yards and 2 touchdowns, good production for a Power 5 level tight end prospect. So what are the strengths and weaknesses of his game?
"I think my strength are my hands and my route running, and being a solid blocker in the run game," Grover said. "As far as weaknesses go, I could always get faster and stronger as well as get in and out of breaks better."
Looking ahead, Grover told us that he is hoping to take visits to all 6 of the schools currently sticking out for him including VT.
As Gavin Grover's recruitment continues to evolve, the Hokies continue to be right in the hunt as a serious contender for his commitment.