As football has arrived, the recruiting trail is back in full swing with talented high school recruits looking to visit schools and see what the gameday experience looks like, and 2021 recruits receiving direct, coach-initiated contact starting September 1st per NCAA rules. Some recruits also have seen leaders emerge in their recruitments including 2021 three-star S Javon McIntyre from Philadelphia.
McIntyre told us that the Hokies are currently the leader in his recruitment due to the "relationship with the coaches." This comes after the Hokies were among several schools to reach out to him on September 1st along with other programs like Michigan State, Kentucky, Syracuse, West Virginia, Louisville, Rutgers, Cincinnati, and Kent State.
That strong relationship with the Hokies' coaching staff started with WRs coach Jafar Williams, the area recruiter for McIntyre. So fsr, McIntyre told us that he's built a "good, genuine relationship" with Williams from the multiple times they've met in the past.
Virginia Tech is also among the teams recruiting him the hardest along with Penn State though that is always open to change now that the amount of contact 2021 recruits can have is greatly increased.
Looking ahead, McIntyre plans to visit Virginia Tech on October 19th for the Hokies' Maroon Effect game in what will be McIntyre's first visit to Blacksburg. On that visit, McIntyre is looking forward to seeing the campus along with seeing what a day in the life of a student-athlete looks like at Virginia Tech.
For now, Virginia Tech is in great shape in the recruitment of Javon McIntyre with a great opportunity coming to make a strong impression on the talented Philadelphia safety.
Javon McIntyre in the Recruiting Rankings
Among 2021 safeties, McIntyre is ranked 13th best by 247 Sports and 23rd best by the 247 Sports Composite. In Pennsylvania, McIntyre is ranked ninth best by 247 Sports, 11th best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 14th best by Rivals.
Javon McIntyre's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh
- Big 10: Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
- SEC: Tennessee
- AAC: Temple
- MAC: Bowling Green, Kent State
- FBS Independent: Massachusetts
- FCS: Morgan State