Virginia Tech has made four-star WR Isaiah Hazel a top offensive priority in the 2019 class and made his top 7 yesterday.
In addition to the Hokies, three SEC teams (Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss), two Big 10 teams (Maryland, Michigan), and West Virginia also made Hazel's top 7. The fact that the Hokies made the top 7 for Hazel isn't surprising whatsoever given the mutual interest both sides have shown since VT offered him.
The Hokies were previously mentioned among four standing out to Hazel in a story on Rivals along with Maryland, Alabama, and Michigan.
Currently, Virginia Tech and Maryland are considered to be the favorites for Hazel while Alabama remains lurking as a possible contender for him. In addition, Tennessee appears to be a possible sleeper after offering him in late April and quickly gaining enough traction to make his top 7.
Hazel's decision timetable is unknown but if his recruitment goes into the fall, the Hokies and Terps appear likely to receive official visits given his interest in those two schools. However, Hazel's previous comments to Rivals
suggest that a summer decision is possible, making it important for VT to get him to Blacksburg this summer.
Isaiah Hazel is a priority for Virginia Tech in their 2019 class and unsurprisingly, the Hokies have made his top 7. However, VT has a battle ahead with Maryland and others pushing hard for the talented four-star WR.
Isaiah Hazel in the Recruiting Rankings
Nationally, Isaiah Hazel is ranked as the 157th best recruit by 247 Sports
, 178th best by ESPN
, and 186th best by the 247 Sports Composite while Rivals
has him rated as a four-star recruit. Among 2019 wide receivers, Hazel is ranked 24th best by 247 Sports, 27th best by ESPN, 32nd best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 38th best by Rivals.
Hazel is a consensus top 4 recruit in the state of Maryland with 247 Sports ranking him third best in Maryland, and the other major recruiting rankings putting him fourth in his home state.
Isaiah Hazel's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Boston College, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
- SEC: Alabama, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Kentucky, South Carolina
- Big 10: Maryland, Michigan, Indiana, Michigan State, Rutgers
- Big 12: West Virginia
- AAC: East Carolina, Temple
- Conference USA: Florida Atlantic, Marshall
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