Fall camp is coming up very soon with Virginia Tech's roster mostly set in stone, but the Hokies may not be done adding to their 2022 roster.
Jacksonville State CB transfer Malik Feaster told me that he is receiving "a good bit of interest" from Virginia Tech with defensive coordinator Chris Marve leading the charge. Feaster currently has offers from Florida State, Middle Tennessee State, and Troy with Auburn, SMU, and Tulane also showing interest in him.
He had this to say about how his conversations with Chris Marve have been going.
"Really well! Hoping to get an offer here soon," Feaster said.
All of this interest shouldn't come as a surprise as he started games across all four years of his career at Jacksonville State. He finished out his tenure at JSU strong with 42 tackles, 2 interceptions, a team-high 6 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery during the fall 2021 FCS season.
Tech has been looking at adding another DB especially at cornerback for a couple months looking heavily at the JUCO route while also being selective in the process. The Hokies will clearly have some strong competition if they choose to pursue Feaster.
Feaster also added that he feels like the Hokies are "close" to extending him an offer. He also is planning to make a decision fairly soon due in large part to the fact that he knows time is of the essence in making this decision with fall camps starting soon across the country.
"I will be making one here soon. Hopefully VT offers me. I been waiting on them to," Feaster said. "I believe Auburn will offer me as well maybe today or tomorrow. Not sure. I do know I don’t have a long time to make a decision though."
Looking ahead, Feaster told us that he has plans to visit the three schools that have offered him to date in Florida State, MTSU, and Troy. He also added that he does plan to visit Virginia Tech if Tech offers him with Feaster telling us that he will "hopefully get the offer from VT today or tomorrow" on Wednesday evening.
So what will be the key factor for Feaster in making his decision?
"Opportunity!" Feaster said. "If I feel like I have a legit chance to come in and compete to earn a spot, that’s where I will go. I’m not transferring to be on the sideline."
Malik Feaster is looking to make the jump to the FBS level and potentially the top of college football in the Power 5 if the right opportunity is there with Virginia Tech considering whether to offer him or not.