In his Early Signing Day press conference, Virginia Tech head coach Brent Pry mentioned that offensive skill positions players would be a place of interest for last minute high school recruiting targets during the run to the February signing day. Pry followed that press conference by closing the deal on talented in-state WR Xayvion Bradshaw to give Tech a second WR in their 2022 class and a boost at that spot.
Now with his staff mostly in place, a new potential 2022 WR target has emerged for the Hokies who would give them more of a jumbo WR to go with Bradshaw and Tucker Holloway.
Virginia Tech has made contact with four-star WR Tay'shawn Trent out of Harper Woods, Michigan. Trent told us that he has specifically heard from offensive assistant/special teams coordinator Stu Holt adding that his conversation with him was "good".
Trent also said that Holt told him that he "immediately came to mind" when the Hokies have been discussing the best WRs available who they would want to target.
Trent also said that Virginia Tech is talking with him and his high school coach to set up a visit which we assume would be some sort of January official.
The Hokies aren't alone in those involved with Trent as West Virginia, Mississippi State, Toledo, and Youngstown State are the other schools Trent mentioned being in contact with and showing interest in him recently.
As mentioned above, Trent fits that jumbo WR at 6'4'' and 210 pounds that this class is lacking between Bradshaw in the slot and Tucker Holloway being more of a speed receiver on the outside. He also proved to be a big play machine for Harper Woods HS this past season telling us that he had 37 receptions, over 1,000 receiving yards, and 13 touchdowns.
As the Hokies look at adding possibly one or two more high school recruits to their 2022 class, keep an eye on four-star WR Tay'shawn Trent.