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While Virginia Tech is focusing primarily on prospects in Virginia and within their region for the 2022 class, the Hokies are also looking outside their traditional footprint to find potential unexpected opportunities.
That includes four-star DE DJ Wesolak who the Hokies offered not too long ago and have since emerged as contenders for the Boonville, Missouri standout as he shared with us.
"They’re definitely in the mix with everything, and their coaches are really genuine and reach out," Wesolak said.
Wesolak told us that he hears from the Hokies "probably everyday or at least every other (day)" with defensive line coach Bill Teerlinck and new grad assistant Korey Rush leading the charge for the Hokies.
Wesolak had this to say about his relationship with Bill Teerlinck.
"We’re still building it. You know the offer hasn’t been that long, but he's a great coach and person," Wesolak said.
He has also been building a strong relationship with grad assistant Korey Rush.
"He’s a humble coach and is very great at connecting with players and giving advice with his experience," Wesolak said.
Wesolak has plenty of schools heavily pursuing him with Notre Dame among those recruiting him the hardest at the moment. That shouldn't come as a surprise after he had a strong junior season as he told us.
"I played great ball with everything happening in our world today. Our season went pretty smooth. I put up great stats with double digit sacks and 20 TFLs so it was a great season," Wesolak said.
So what are the strengths and weaknesses of Wesolak's game in his own view?
"I’m a competitor and I know I will win every rep off the ball. I’m athletic so I have a lot of tools being able to be athletic and strong. Weakness would probably be getting double teamed, but I really won’t see that in college because I’ll be an edge rusher," Wesolak said.
So far, Virginia Tech has put themselves right in the hunt for rising four-star DE DJ Wesolak.