Three-star CB Jordan Oladokun has emerged as a priority defensive back target for Virginia Tech since the Hokies offered him not too long ago. Oladokun has made it clear that the interest is mutual with the Hokies making the cut in his recruitment.
TOP 7! God thank you for putting me in a position to support my family🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/y4w63bRXVY— Jordan Oladokun (@JordanOladokun) March 12, 2020
The Hokies were among three ACC schools to make the cut along with Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech. Additionally, three Big 10 schools (Penn State, Maryland, Iowa) and Cincinnati also made the cut for Jordan Oladokun.
His decision excludes multiple other notable programs who had offered him including Virginia, Iowa State, Temple, and in-state USF.
Oladokun had this to say about why he included the Hokies in his top 7.
"Virginia Tech is a school rising on the come up and they produce great DBs," Oladokun said.
Oladokun added that the reason why Virginia Tech's defensive back tradition appeals so much to him is because of their reputation for being "quick, fast, and strong."
Overall, Oladokun told us that these 7 schools were chosen in part because "all of those schools have showed me and my family consistent love and notice."
One of the reasons to see Virginia Tech as a frontrunner among that group is the fact that he has a "great kid to coach" relationship with CBs coach Ryan Smith as he previously told us. That strong relationship could prove valuable especially given that Smith could be Oladokun's position coach in college.
Looking ahead to when normal recruiting visit seasons resume, Oladokun previously told us that Virginia Tech was a school he is looking to visit with his target being a "summer" trip to Blacksburg. When he does, it will be his first visit to Tech and likely will be valuable in shaping his view of the Hokies.
For now, Virginia Tech is in good position as a contender for priority target Jordan Oladokun, but still have plenty of work to do in the coming months.