The coronavirus pandemic hasn't stopped the Virginia Tech coaching staff from evaluating highlight tape and sending out new offers with one of those going to 2022 four-star RB Tevin White.
Unsurprisingly, the star prospect out of Stafford, VA was excited to receive a VT offer.
"I was overwhelmed," White said of his reaction to the offer "I wasn't expecting such a big time offer out of short notice. I haven't been to Virginia Tech yet, but after this pandemic is over I plan to visit."
White said it was Adam Lechtenberg, the Hokies' new running backs coach, who informed him of the offer.
"He seemed like a really good guy and coach," White said. "I can't wait to meet him."
Since he is just sophomore, White did not receive his first star rating until recently. 247 Sports listed him as a four-star in their initial assessment, which he said surprised him, but is also pushing him to work even harder.
"I couldn't believe I had been rated a four-star, but that just means I've got to work harder to prove my rating," White said.
At the moment, White says that Penn State, Georgia, and UVA are the three schools recruiting him the hardest though VT likely will look to change that.
Additionally, White said that while Virginia Tech is still somewhat new in his recruitment, they are already making a good impression.
"Virginia Tech is for sure high on my list," White said. "I hope to see them more in the future and it pushes me to work harder so it feels like I earned the offer."
White's sophomore status limits the amount of contact coaches can have with him per NCAA rules, possibly holding his recruitment back in some ways with the usual spring evaluation period becoming a dead period due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, he said that he thinks the interest from the Hokies will continue to grow now that they've offered him.
Additionally, White told us that he is hoping to take visits to Virginia Tech, Clemson, Virginia, Georgia, and Penn State once the current dead period comes to an end, whenever that may be. Getting White on campus soon after the end of the dead period would definitely be a nice boost in their pursuit of him after the loss of the spring evaluation period that also allows in-person contact with coaches and players at their schools.
For right now, White has already set some lofty goals for himself in the upcoming season. He said he his goal is to surpass 1,000 total yards this season, and more specifically to gain 800 rushing and 300 yards receiving. Additionally, White hopes to help lead North Stafford to at least a regional championship with the ultimate goal being a state title.
While he is still young, White is already a very promising prospect with Virginia Tech ready to make the North Stafford star a priority.