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As 2021 gets under way, Virginia Tech is busy on the recruiting trail both in the transfer portal and the traditional talent acquisition areas. Here's some of the latest Virginia Tech football recruiting notes.
Kansas CB Kyle Mayberry (Grad Transfer)
Editor's Note: Since publication, Kyle Mayberry has committed to Utah State.
After Khalil Herbert's impressive 2020 season along with Evan Fairs providing some WR depth, Virginia Tech is looking once again at a Kansas grad transfer in CB Kyle Mayberry.
Mayberry told us that he has heard from the Virginia Tech recruiting staff with Khalil Herbert, his former roommate, giving him the heads up about Tech's interest.
"The Virginia Tech interest just came. My roommate for three years and best friend Khalil Herbert had told me VT was very interested in me and that the recruiting staff was sending my film over to the coaches now," Mayberry said.
Mayberry is definitely an intriguing cornerback in the portal who earned starts for the Jayhawks during the 2017, 2019, and 2020 seasons. He had 25 tackles including 1 for loss plus 2 pass breakups in 8 games in 2020 after having 41 tackles including 3 for loss plus 5 pass breakups during the 2019 season.
So far, Mayberry has received several offers including ones from Texas Tech, Oregon State, Liberty, Utah State, Western Kentucky, and UCONN. Those six make up his current top 6 that he released on New Year's Eve. He also told us that he currently does not have a timeline for making a decision, and that he "could just wake up tomorrow and decide."
While Tech hasn't offered Mayberry yet, their connection to him via Herbert should be quite valuable should they choose to pursue.
2022 3* DB Devin Moore
Virginia Tech is currently in a strong position in the recruitment of three-star DB Devin Moore as he told us.
"They stand pretty high. I talk with the coaches a lot and am excited to keep developing the relationship," Moore said.
He expanded on why Tech is standing "pretty high" in his recruitment as well.
"I definitely feel the love from there, they produce a decent amount of NFL talent, and the coaches are definitely some people my family can trust," Moore said.
Recruiting assistant Lino Lupinetti has been in contact with Moore the most of those at VT with Moore having this to say about his relationship with Lupinetti.
"We talk a lot and not only about football, sometimes we’ll run some Madden. I mess with him a lot," Moore said.
Tech has found plenty of quality players from Florida in the past including in their secondary with Chamarri Conner being a recent example. Moore feels he would also fit well because of his versatility as he tells us that he "can play man or zone."
Keep an eye on Devin Moore as the Hokies look to put together a strong 2022 recruiting class after some struggles the past two recruiting cycles.