Virginia Tech has sent out their fair share of offers this month to talented recruits from the 2020 to 2023 classes including one this week to 2021 DE Mattheus Carroll out of Baltimore, Maryland.
Blessed to say that I have received an offer from Virginia Tech! Thank you to the Virginia Tech football coaching staff for the opportunity! 🦃#27Straight #HardSmartTough #Hokies @HokiesFB @BillTeerlinck @CoachBachGilman pic.twitter.com/x9Dx5B0qqI— Mattheus “Stretch” Carroll (@mc4mvp) January 30, 2020
New defensive line coach Bill Teerlinck informed Carroll of the offer, which he said was an exciting development for him.
"It impacts my recruitment greatly," Carroll said. "I'm really excited about the opportunity and am eager to get on campus sometime this spring."
So far, Carroll has received nine scholarship offers from Power Five schools. That list includes Virginia Tech, Maryland, Duke, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Vanderbilt.
The 6'3, 220 pound prospect out of Baltimore, Md. has been quickly gaining attention. This month alone, he has received five total scholarship offers (according to 247 Sports).
Carroll has a visit to Maryland set for this weekend. While he has not yet had the chance to visit Blacksburg, he says that a visit is in the works.
"I'd say sometime this spring is when I'll be up," Carroll said.
The Hokies have been busy recruiting the defensive end position as of late. New coaching additions Bill Teerlinck and Darryl Tapp have hit the ground running on the recruiting trail.
Virginia Tech's 2020 class includes four defensive ends headlined by four-star Alec Bryant out of Pearland, TX. In addition to Carroll, the Hokies have been heavily involved with multiple other defensive ends including four-star recruits Naquan Brown and Landyn Watson, both of whom are visiting Virginia Tech this weekend.
Currently, Carroll says Maryland is recruiting him the hardest. He added, however, that he is excited to visit Virginia Tech and hopes to see "the combination of excellence in football and academics."
What is definitely clear though with this offer is the fact that Virginia Tech is prepared to start making a big push for the talented lineman from one of Maryland's most well-known HS football programs, the Gilman School in Baltimore, with plenty of competition from Maryland and others.