Virginia Tech is looking at adding another high school defensive tackle to their 2024 class following Eric Mensah's decision to flip to Ohio State. One new name to watch is Isaiah McClure out of Southeast Raleigh HS in Raleigh, NC, who was offered by the Hokies late last week.
He had this to say about his reaction to receiving a Virginia Tech offer.
"I was very excited. I called everyone in my family to inform them," McClure said.
He received the offer during a phone conversation with VT defensive line coach J.C. Price, adding this on how his conversation with Price was as a whole.
"Conversation went great. Coach J.C. (Price) is a great coach and mentor, well-mannered, and family-oriented person," McClure said.
McClure's offer didn't come out of nowhere from his point of view as he's been receiving some interest from VT as he shared with us.
"A pretty good amount (of interest). I would get calls and text from the coaches and staff," McClure said.
This comes as McClure has gotten off to a strong start to his senior season with 31 tackles including 9 sacks plus 2 forced fumbles. That's helped him earn a few offers from VT, UAB, and North Carolina A&T while in-state programs North Carolina and Duke plus Southeast Power 5 programs Clemson and Florida are also showing interest in him.
So how would McClure describe the strengths of his game? Here's what he had to say.
"I’m a big run stopper, can clog the whole very quick fast hands. I can also play anywhere on the defensive line, I'm high motor and very physical, have a great get off, big-time strength, and a good attitude," McClure said.
Looking ahead, McClure told us that he is visiting Duke this weekend and that he's looking to visit Virginia Tech soon along with UAB.
So with all that in mind, how does this offer impact his recruitment and where the Hokies stand in it?
"It has a big impact since it’s my first Power 5 offer," McClure said. "Virginia Tech stands amongst the top spots on my recruitment list."
He added this on why the Hokies are among the top spots in his recruitment.
"Because I was a Virginia Tech fan growing up, and to have an offer from a school I used to watch on TV tops it," McClure said.
As the Hokies look at adding another high school defensive tackle to their 2024 class, Isaiah McClure is a name to keep an eye on.