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One of the last recruiting priorities for Virginia Tech in the 2021 recruiting cycle is to add at least 1-2 on-scholarship offensive tackles. That rings especially true after Tech lost long-time commit Canon Boone to Mississippi State on Wednesday and saw priority target Austin Barber commit to Florida after being offered by them Thursday.
Given that, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Hokies evaluate several offensive tackles further and offer a couple with one name already emerging as a target, Cameron Dye.
Dye told us this past week that he has been receiving lots of interest from the Hokies lately with OL coach Vance Vice and recruiting assistant Beau Davidson. He added that the Hokies have made it clear "that they like my film a lot" and that he feels an offer may be "very close."
If the Hokies do offer, Tech should immediately rise to the forefront of his recruitment based on what Dye told us.
"It would impact my recruitment a lot. They are a great school, and they will definitely be at the top (if they offer me)," Dye said.
Currently, the Hokies are targeting Dye as a potential left tackle though he told us that he has made it clear to the Hokies' staff that he can come in and play guard or center as well. The fact that Dye embraces being a versatile offensive line makes him a strong fit with Vance Vice who is a big fan of versatile linemen who aren't restricted to one spot or one position on the offensive line.
So far, Dye has built a solid offer list that includes Baylor, Coastal Carolina, South Florida, Liberty, Toledo, Eastern Michigan, and others. Wake Forest and Kansas are also teams that are showing interest in Dye who seems close to a potential recruiting surge before the February window.
As Virginia Tech likely looks to add 1-2 offensive tackles from the high school ranks by the February Signing Day, keep an eye on Cameron Dye who may be close to receiving an offer from the Hokies.