Virginia Tech ended 2019 with some great news on the recruiting trail as they made the top 10 for four-star 757 DE Naquan Brown.
The Hokies are among 4 ACC schools to make the cut for Brown along with North Carolina, Virginia, and Pittsburgh while 4 Big 10 schools (Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, Maryland), LSU, and TCU were also included. Brown had this to say about why the Hokies made his top 10.
"It’s an in-state school and I love the atmosphere, and I have family that go there," Brown said. "The main reason is because they keep in touch with me and interested in me."
That theme of mutual interest is common among all 10 of the schools that made the cut for Brown with both in-state Power 5 programs being among them.
Currently, Brown told us that the Hokies are among the schools recruiting him the hardest along with LSU, North Carolina, Michigan, Nebraska, and TCU among his offers. Additionally, Brown has been receiving lots of interest from Ohio State and Florida.
Looking ahead to the spring, Brown told us that he is hoping to take a visit to Virginia Tech. He's also planning on taking visits to LSU, Penn State, Michigan, TCU, and Ohio State.
What's clear is that Naquan Brown is a top overall priority for Virginia Tech regardless of position especially after the Hokies were the first offer for the 757 star. That longevity could prove vital as Virginia Tech hopes to win the race for Brown and make him not only a major part of their 2021 class, but also the program as a whole long term.