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Four-star CB D.J. Harvey has emerged as one of Virginia Tech's top 2021 defensive backs targets especially since visiting for VT's "Midnight Madness" Junior Day. Ever since that visit, Tech has steadily emerged as a top contender for Harvey with the Hokies making his top 5.
The Hokies made the top 5 for Harvey along with USC, Oregon, California, and Texas. Harvey told us that the Hokies made his top 5 because VT is an "amazing program" while also adding this when he told us that VT was among 5 standing out earlier this week.
"The family atmosphere, and all of the coaches have talked to me and they have all been real with me," Harvey said about why VT was standing out.
One of the biggest signs that the Hokies are all in for Harvey is the fact that he told us that he hears from every coach on Virginia Tech's staff regularly, and not just a couple coaches like his potential position, defensive coordinator, and head coach. That right there should show how much the Hokies want to add Harvey to their 2021 class.
The Hokies, along with the rest of Harvey's top 5, are also the 5 schools that have been recruiting him the hardest.
Harvey has also built strong relationships with defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton and CBs coach Ryan Smith, adding specifically that his relationship with Hamilton is "great."
Looking ahead, Harvey told us that he is planning on taking what we assume will likely be an official visit to Virginia Tech the weekend of September 12th when the Hokies face Penn State. That weekend is expected to be loaded with an elite visitor list including Virginia Tech four-star QB commit Dematrius Davis.
While the Hokies have the challenge of going up against West Coast schools to try to convince Harvey to come across the country, it's pretty clear that Virginia Tech is a serious contender at this point especially given that he has already set a VT official. Combine that with the Hokies having their full staff in regular contact and it's clear that if Virginia Tech doesn't land D.J. Harvey, it won't be because of a lack of effort or interest.