As June has arrived, the recruiting trail is heating up as summer official visit season enters full swing while plenty of recruits are setting the stage for coming decisions, and others are looking to earn more offers. With that said, here are the latest Virginia Tech football recruiting notes.
3* DE Jordan Mayer
After taking an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech last month, three-star DE Jordan Mayer included the Hokies in his top 4.
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The Hokies were joined by Wisconsin, Cincinnati, and West Virginia with some notable schools missing the cut including Boston College (where he was previously committed), Georgia Tech, Duke, Vanderbilt, Rutgers, and Syracuse.
Currently, Mayer does have official visits scheduled to Cincinnati this weekend, Wisconsin next weekend, and West Virginia on the fourth weekend of June. Virginia Tech is the only one of his four he hasn't confirmed an official to yet with the third weekend in June being the last available full weekend.
While the third weekend of June isn't the busiest official visit weekend for Tech this month, the Hokies will have in-state, standout LB Kaveion Keys on campus according to On3 so hosting Mayer then would make sense for Tech.
Regardless, it will be critical for the Hokies to get Mayer back on campus for an official visit this month to have a chance especially since Mayer told us previously that he'll "be committed sometime in June for sure." If not, you can rule the Hokies out in this recruitment.
ATH Melvin Spriggs
Fredericksburg area standout Melvin Spriggs told us that he has been receiving plenty of interest from Virginia Tech recently while he has also visited Blacksburg since the arrival of Brent Pry and his staff.
"I have received a lot of interest from VT. I went on a visit and talked to Coach (Shawn) Quinn and Coach Pry. I love everything about VT. After the visit, Coach (Stu) Holt came to my school to watch me for a workout and gave me some motivational words and told me to come back any time," Spriggs said.
Spriggs added that he is looking to set up visits to both Virginia Tech and Maryland sometime this month as he looks to get his recruitment going with William & Mary among the other schools showing interest.
This comes after Spriggs was impressive in the private HS leagues this past season for Saint Michael in Fredericksburg with 88 carries for 1361 yards and 18 rushing TDs, plus 12 receptions for 353 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. His defensive stats were also strong with 87 tackles including 32 for loss with 13 sacks plus 4 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.
Though the competition may not be the toughest, Spriggs has definitely proven himself to be an intriguing talent and a name to watch as June camp season gets underway.
2024 OT Fletcher Westphal
2024 offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal is considered one of the top 10 VA recruits for the 2024 class and one of the top 15 offensive tackles currently by 247 Sports, Rivals, and On3. The Hokies have already hosted him multiple times since the arrival of Brent Pry with Pry, OL coach Joe Rudolph, and the Hokies making the Northern Virginia standout a top 2024 priority.
The good news for the Hokies is that he'll be back on campus on the fourth weekend of June.
Westphal plans to visit Virginia Tech on Saturday, June 26th during what may also be Virginia Tech's biggest official visit weekend of June in terms of quantity of players on campus. While Westphal's recruitment is still in the early stages, that timing is definitely quite good for the Hokies in their hopes to land the in-state standout.
Of course, Westphal will likely plenty of other big offers in the coming weeks and months, but Virginia Tech has done an impressive job early on in his recruitment making the work for any other school already involved or jumping in that much harder.