Virginia Tech is set to host a trio of major 2023 recruits on unofficial visits next weekend as the Pittsburgh area trio of four-star ATH Rodney Gallagher, four-star LB Ta'Mere Robinson, and three-star DE Jordan Mayer are visiting Blacksburg on May 17th. The news was confirmed to myself by Mayer.
SCOOP: Virginia Tech is set to host a trio of Pittsburgh area standouts next Tuesday (May 17th) including 4* ATH Rodney Gallagher and 4* LB Ta'Mere Robinson. More on the #Hokies' big upcoming visitors here: https://t.co/4LEXsKj8Gi— Tim Thomas (@TimThomasTLP) May 9, 2022
Virginia Tech recently made the top 8 for Rodney Gallagher and clearly have some serious momentum in his recruitment given how he is continuing to try to find a way to get down to Blacksburg to visit the Hokies. The fact that he's doing so with two other standout recruits is a good sign that the visit should happen for anyone nervous about a last minute reschedule.
Gallagher also recently set a commitment date for July 4th so this will be a critical visit to impress Gallagher and convince him to use an official visit on Virginia Tech as well.
Ta'Mere Robinson is definitely the big surprise of the 3 as Robinson didn't include the Hokies when he previously released a top 10. However, Brent Pry and his staff have clearly relied on their connections in Pennsylvania from Pry's long, quality tenure at Penn State to climb into contention enough to get Robinson to visit.
I would still likely say that Robinson will be the toughest of the trio for the Hokies to get into serious contention if they aren't already, but getting him to campus is a start.
We'll have more on Jordan Mayer soon as the Hokies just recently offered him, but Mayer is an intriguing DE prospect who is on the rise with Wisconsin heavily involved and even having an official visit set for next month per 247 Sports. Of course, getting an official to VT set will likely be a goal for the Hokies with this Mayer visit.
Regardless, this is proof that Brent Pry won't be afraid to lean on some of his old recruiting connections not only in Virginia but also elsewhere within the primary 6-hour recruiting footprint for the Hokies including into the Pittsburgh/western Pennsylvania region know for some producing some very talented football players. Him and especially Joe Rudolph have strong reputation in western PA and are clearly having success at opening some recruiting opportunities there.
As Tech's recruiting momentum grows with 3 commitments already this month including 1 from PA in Gabriel Arena, the Hokies are pushing for some more top talent in their recruiting footprint including where Brent Pry and Joe Rudolph have strong ties.