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Virginia Tech made a splash on the recruiting trail this weekend landing a commitment from three-star OT Canon Boone out of Texas. Here's a look at some of the latest Virginia Tech football recruiting notes with less than two weeks to go to teams being allowed to initiate contact with 2022 recruits.
K Adam Mihalek
As the cycle begins to wind down and numbers tighten, Virginia Tech is starting to put more attention towards preferred walk-ons, especially specialists like kicker Adam Mihalek.
Mihalek told us that he continues to hear from Virginia Tech's two primary special teams coaches, special teams coordinator James Shibest and grad assistant Will Burnham.
The Hokies aren't the only ones to be showing interest in Mihalek who has an offer from Navy with Alabama, Florida, and Pittsburgh among those who are also showing interest. That type of interest is a clear indication that Mihalek is one of the better kicker prospects this cycle.
Of course, Tech will have some opportunity at kicker in 2021 with Brian Johnson and John Parker Romo graduating though VT has plenty of talent including Rice transfer Zack Hoban and incoming freshman Kyle Lowe.
ATH Jonathan Cannon Jr
Virginia Tech is in contention for multiple tight ends targets in Jack Hollifield, Jordan Dingle, and Robbie Ouzts. However, the Hokies are keeping their eyes open on some other potential tight end prospects.
That includes Charlotte athlete Jonathan Cannon Jr who told us that he has been hearing from the Hokies. While Tech is recruiting Cannon as an athlete, the fact that TEs coach James Shibest is leading the charge seems to indicate that tight end may be his likely landing spot initially if Tech were to offer.
While Cannon doesn't have any Power 5 offers yet, he has built up a solid list of Group of 5 offers. However, Power 5 offers may not be far away for Cannon with Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, Florida State, South Carolina, and Syracuse also showing interest in Cannon alongside the Hokies.
Cannon may not have had the normal camp opportunities to show out and earn some major offers, but it's clear that several Power 5 programs are monitoring his development and considering whether to offer him or not.
2022 ATH Jaiven Plummer
Virginia Tech's 2022 offer list continued to grow with the Hokies offering Northern Virginia athlete Jaiven Plummer recently.
After an exciting conversation with @Coach_Smitty I am proud to announce I have earned another D1 scholarship from The Virginia Tech University! Thank you God! @MalloyCoach @CoachMoroz @FST_CoachNowell pic.twitter.com/1N7T6oR6Ib— Jaiven Plummer (@JaivenPlummer) August 15, 2020
Plummer received the offer from CBs coach Ryan Smith who has taken on a lead role in Tech's recruiting since his arrival several months ago. The fact that Plummer received the offer from Smith is a strong indication that the Hokies see him as a defensive back at the collegiate level.
Plummer has seen his recruitment take off recently with Boston College and Rutgers joining the Hokies in jumping on his offer list. His recruitment could also take off more especially since he is at an impressive program in Episcopal that is known for being loaded with top talent.
Keep an eye on Jaiven Plummer as a potential priority defensive back target for Virginia Tech in the 2022 class.