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Check out the latest Virginia Tech football recruiting notes with the Hokies being a week away from kicking off their 2020 season against N.C. State in Blacksburg.
3* ATH Trenton Adkins
Three-star SWVA ATH Trenton Adkins released his top 5 recently with Virginia Tech being a surprising team to make the cut.
The Hokies were joined by West Virginia, Penn State, Tennessee, and Toledo in the top 5 for Adkins.
What made the Hokies a surprising team to make the cut for Adkins is the fact that Tech has not even extended a scholarship offer to him to our knowledge. Adkins wouldn't be the first SWVA unoffered recruit to include the Hokies inside a select group this cycle as three-star ATH Martin Lucas also did so prior to committing to Arizona State.
At this point, West Virginia seems like the frontrunner ahead of Toledo with Adkins previously tweeting out only two official offers on or after August 1st from those two schools.
Of course, if Tech were to offer the intriguing Adkins, it could definitely change the dynamics of his recruitment a lot especially with Adkins being from Clintwood, VA where VT defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton also played his high school football albeit at Clintwood HS and not Ridgeview HS.
2022 3* DE Wes Williams
The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to be loaded with recruiting talent with 2022 three-star DE Wes Willliams from Battlefield HS in Haymarket, VA being among those players.
The Hokies have taken notice of the 6'5'', 230-pound defensive end with Williams telling us that he is receiving interest from the Hokies. Williams added that he has specifically been hearing from defensive line coach Darryl Tapp and assistant Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, a Northern Virginia native.
Williams currently has 5 offers highlighted by a pair of ACC ones from Pittsburgh and Virginia according to 247 Sports. He does fit the larger defensive linemen mold that Tapp and Bill Teerlinck have been prioritizing especially with his 6'5'' frame.
Williams will definitely be a defensive line prospect to watch especially this spring when he gets the chance to prove if he is one of the next big time defensive line recruits in Virginia.