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Class of 2019

Predictions

4* OT Doug Nester-Virginia Tech: After finishing his slate of official visit with a trip to Blacksburg, I am putting in a prediction in favor of Virginia Tech. Based on what I’m hearing, the Hokies left a major impression on Nester and have tons of momentum as National Signing Day approaches. Nester has undoubtedly been the Hokies’ top offensive target over the past couple of months, and the elite offensive lineman has noticed it. While it’s far from certain (and VT, OSU, and PSU are all still in it), Virginia Tech has positioned themselves well after a great official visit in their pursuit of flipping Nester. (I’ll have my final preview and predictions on Nester and Eugene Asante later this week.) (February 3rd, 2019)

3* QB Knox Kadum-Virginia Tech: (February 1st, 2019) Update: Kadum committed to VT on February 2nd, 2019.

4* LB Eugene Asante-Virginia Tech: Going into his official visit this weekend, we had been hearing good things surrounding Eugene Asante and Virginia Tech. After tweeting out that he had an “awesome” visit, the Hokies appear to be the clear frontrunner in Asante’s recruitment even as he has gained multiple power 5 offers this week. Asante has quickly risen to the top of VT’s board and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see Asante end up in Blacksburg with a very realistic chance that VT could seal the deal by Early Signing Day even as he’s received new offers and hasn’t yet said anything publicly about signing early. (December 16th, 2018)

JUCO CB Brion Murray-Virginia Tech: (December 15th, 2018) Update: Murray committed to VT on December 19th, 2018.

3* (JUCO) DT DaShawn Crawford-Virginia Tech: (December 11th, 2018) Update: Crawford committed to VT on December 13th, 2018.

3* DL Brandon Dorlus-Florida: (December 11th, 2018) Update: Dorlus committed to Oregon on December 19th, 2018.

3* RB Tahj Gary-Virginia Tech: (August 27th, 2018) Update: Gary committed to VT on October 19th, 2018.

3* RB Jordan Houston-Maryland: (July 29th, 2018) Update: Houston committed to Maryland on July 30th, 2018.

3* OG Riley Simonds-Florida: (June 20th, 2018) Update: Simonds committed to Florida on June 20th, 2018.

3* DL Mario Kendricks-Virginia Tech: (June 11th, 2018) Update: Kendricks committed to VT on June 30th, 2018.

4* ATH Jaden Payoute-Virginia Tech: (June 9th, 2018) Update: Payoute committed to VT on June 9th, 2018.

4* DL Hakeem Beamon-Penn State: (May 28th, 2018) Update: Beamon committed to Penn State on June 1st, 2018.

4* RB Devyn Ford-Penn State: (May 15th, 2018) Update: Ford committed to Penn State on May 18th, 2018.

4* CB Tayvion Land-Maryland: (May 4th, 2018) Update: Lane committed to Maryland on May 10th, 2018.

4* OL Bryan Hudson-Virginia Tech: (March 19th, 2018) Update: Hudson committed to VT on April 10th, 2018.

4* CB Nyquee Hawkins-Virginia Tech: (February 15th, 2018) Update: Hawkins committed to VT on April 13th, 2018.

3* WR Tayvion Robinson-Virginia Tech: (January 15th, 2018) Update: Robinson committed to VT on June 24th, 2018.

3* OG Jesse Hanson-Virginia Tech: (January 15th, 2018) Update: Jesse Hanson committed to VT on February 8th, 2018.

3* QB Taquan Roberson-Penn State: (October 25th, 2017) Update: Roberson committed to Penn State on October 26th, 2017.

3* WR Jacoby Pinckney-Virginia Tech: (October 19th, 2017) Update: Pinckney committed to VT on June 26th, 2018.

3* DL Adarious Jones-Virginia Tech: (August 4th, 2017) Update: Jones committed to Texas A&M on June 30th, 2018.

3* TE Nick Gallo-Virginia Tech: (June 24th, 2017) Update: Nick Gallo committed to VT on June 19th, 2018.

Updates

3* QB Knox Kadum: Knox Kadum commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (February 2nd, 2019)

3* JUCO DT Jaden Cunningham: Jaden Cunningham commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (January 30th, 2019)

4* OT Doug Nester, 3* LB Eugene Asante, 3* ATH Jahad Carter: Take a look at some of the names to watch in the final weeks of 2019 recruiting for Virginia Tech here. (December 26th, 2018)

JUCO CB Brion Murray: Brion Murray commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (December 19th, 2018)

JUCO LB Amare Barno: Amare Barno commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (December 17th, 2018)

3* DT Joshua Fuga: Joshua Fuga commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (December 16th, 2018)

DT Maxx Philpott: Talented SWVA DT Maxx Philpott commits to the Hokies as a preferred walk-on. Story here. (December 15th, 2018)

3* JUCO DT Dashawn Crawford: Dashawn Crawford commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (December 13th, 2018)

3* LB Eugene Asante: Virginia Tech will host Eugene Asante on an official visit this weekend. Story here. (December 12th, 2018)

3* RB Tahj Gary: Tahj Gary commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (October 19th, 2018)

4* ATH J.R. Walker: J.R Walker commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (October 12th, 2018)

3* LB Dean Ferguson: Dean Ferguson commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (August 17th, 2018)

3* RB Keshawn King: Keshawn King commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (July 28th, 2018)

3* DT Mario Kendricks: Mario Kendricks tell us why he chose Virginia Tech and more on his recruitment here. (July 3rd, 2018)

3* OL William Pritchard: William Pritchard commits to VT. Story here. (July 1st, 2018)

3* DT Mario Kendricks: Mario Kendricks commits to VT. Story here. (June 30th, 2018)

3* WR Jacoby Pinckney: Jacoby Pinckney has committed to VT. Story here. (June 26th, 2018)

3* WR Tayvion Robinson: Tayvion Robinson has committed to VT. Story here. (June 24th, 2018)

3* TE Nick Gallo: Nick Gallo has committed to Virginia Tech. Story here. (June 19th, 2018)

3* DT Norell Pollard: Norell Pollard has committed to Virginia Tech. Story here. (June 18th, 2018)

4* ATH Jaden Payoute: Jaden Payoute commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (June 10th, 2018)

3* RB Tahj Gary: Virginia Tech makes the top 8 for Tahj Gary. More here. (May 29th, 2018)

4* ATH J.R. Walker: Virginia Tech makes the top 5 for J.R. Walker. More here. (May 9th, 2018)

4* DB Nyquee Hawkins: Nyquee Hawkins committed to Virginia Tech this evening. More here. (April 13th, 2018)

4* OL Bryan Hudson: Bryan Hudson has committed to Virginia Tech. More here. (April 10th, 2018)

3* OG Jesse Hanson: Three-star OG Jesse Hanson commits to Virginia Tech. More here. (February 8th, 2018)

3* WR Elijah Bowick: Three-star WR Elijah Bowick committed to Virginia Tech today. More here. (January 14th, 2018)

ATH Jahad Carter: Virginia Tech gained a commitment from Richmond athlete Jahad Carter today. More here. (September 24th, 2017)

Target Board

Commits Top Targets Other Targets
QB
3* Knox Kadum
RB
3* Keshawn King
3* Tahj Gary
WR
3* Elijah Bowick
3* Tayvion Robinson
3* Jacoby Pinckney
TE
3* Nick Gallo
OL
4* Bryan Hudson (G/T) 4* Doug Nester (G/T) (Ohio State commit)
3* Jesse Hanson (G)
3* William Pritchard (G)
DE
DT
3* Norell Pollard
3* Mario Kendricks
3* Dashawn Crawford (JUCO)
3* Joshua Fuga

3* Jaden Cunningham (JUCO)

ILB
OLB
3* Dean Ferguson 3* Eugene Asante
Amare Barno (JUCO)
DB
4* Nyquee Hawkins (CB/S)
4* J.R. Walker (ATH/S)
3* Brion Murray (JUCO) (CB)
ATH
4* Jaden Payoute (WR)
3* Jahad Carter (WR/DB)

Class of 2020

Predictions

LB Tyreem Powell-Virginia Tech: (January 28th, 2019) Update: Powell committed to VT on February 1st, 2019).

3* ATH LaMareon James-Virginia Tech: After recently telling us that Virginia Tech leads in his recruitment, we feel comfortable enough putting in a prediction for James to VT. The Hokies have had lots of success recruiting potential slot receivers like James out of the 757 including Hezekiah Grimsley and Tayvion Robinson. James will be on campus soon and all signs are that the Hokies are in very good shape at this point in his recruitment. (January 14th, 2019)

3* OT Jake Majors-Texas: (January 14th, 2019) Update: Majors committed to Texas on January 24th, 2019.

3* WR Jalin Hyatt-Virginia Tech: (December 12th, 2018) Update: Hyatt committed to VT on February 2nd, 2019.

4* DB Cameron Roseman-Sinclair-Virginia Tech: (August 16th, 2018) Update: Roseman-Sinclair committed to North Carolina on January 8th, 2019.

4* RB Blake Corum-Virginia Tech: Blake Corum has visited Virginia Tech five times already as the Hokies have made him a priority. While he doesn’t currently have a leader in his recruitment, VT is among 4 standing out and appears to be in the best position for him. Wisconsin, Michigan State, and USC also should be seen as serious contenders, but the Hokies are the on-paper frontrunner currently. (August 12th, 2018)

4* WR KeAndre Lambert-Virginia Tech: Since offering him, Virginia Tech has made it clear to KeAndre Lambert that he is one of their top wide receiver targets in the 2020 class. Lambert was impressed with his Spring Game visit that has the Hokies in very good shape in his recruitment. In addition, the fact that Lambert is Kam Chancellor’s nephew definitely doesn’t hurt the Hokies’ chances. Even if Lambert wasn’t Chancellor’s nephew, VT would have plenty of reasons to feel quite good about their current standing in his recruitment. (April 22nd, 2018)

Updates

3* WR Jalin Hyatt: Jalin Hyatt commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (February 3rd, 2019)

3* OG RJ Adams: RJ Adams talks about his recent Virginia Tech offer here. (February 1st, 2019)

3* LB Tyreem Powell: Tyreem Powell commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (February 1st, 2019)

Tyreem Powell breaks down his recent Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 28th, 2019)

4* WR Ray Grier: Ray Grier breaks down his “great” Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 27th, 2019)

4* WR KeAndre Lambert: KeAndre Lambert talks about his Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 27th, 2019)

4* OT Michael Carmody: Michael Carmody recaps his “awesome” Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech and updates us on his recruitment here. (January 25th, 2019)

3* DT Gary Smith: Gary Smith recaps his Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 22nd, 2019)

4* OT Bryn Tucker: Bryn Tucker recaps his “awesome” Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech and updates us on his recruitment here. (January 20th, 2019)

3* DE Antwaun Powell: Antwaun Powell talks about his “great” Virginia Tech visit and updates us on his recruitment here. (January 20th, 2019)

3* CB Jahquez Robinson: Jahquez Robinson was “excited” to receive an offer from Virginia Tech. He talks about it here. (January 18th, 2019)

4* DE Alec Bryant: Four-star Alec Bryant has plans to visit Virginia Tech after his recent offer. More on that here. (January 17th, 2019)

3* OT Brady Ward: Brady Ward talks about his recent Virginia Tech offer here. (January 17th, 2019)

RB CJ Beasley: CJ Beasley set to visit Virginia Tech after recent offer. Story here. (January 17th, 2019)

3* DT Gary Smith: Gary Smith talks about how he was “surprised” to receive a Virginia Tech offer and his upcoming visit plans that include a trip to Blacksburg here. (January 13th, 2019)

3* ATH LaMareon James: Virginia Tech leads for three-star ATH LaMareon James. He tells us why plus more on his recruitment here. (January 10th, 2019)

3* RB Kaelon Black: The Hokies are continuing to heavily pursue Kaelon Black. Story here. (January 7th, 2019)

3* DE Antwaun Powell: Virginia Tech is among four standing out for three-star DE Antwaun Powell. He tells us why plus more on his recruitment here. (January 3rd, 2019)

4* OT Mitchell Mayes: Four-star OT Mitchell Mayes is looking at visiting Virginia Tech this spring. Story here. (December 30th, 2018)

4* OL Bryn Tucker: Bryn Tucker updates us on his recruitment including why Virginia Tech is among 8 standing out for him here. (December 29th, 2018)

5* WR Julian Fleming: Virginia Tech makes the top 10 for Julian Fleming. Story here. (December 25th, 2018)

3* DT Isaiah Raikes: Isaiah Raikes was “excited” to receive a Virginia Tech offer. Story here. (December 24th, 2018)

3* RB Jordon Simmons: Jordon Simmons hopes to visit Virginia Tech soon. Story here. (December 13th, 2018)

3* WR Jalin Hyatt: Top Virginia Tech WR target Jalin Hyatt is nearing a decision. Story here. (December 12th, 2018)

3* RB Ja’Bray Young: Virginia Tech stands out for three-star RB Ja’Bray Young. Story here. (December 7th, 2018)

3* DE Jay Hardy: Virginia Tech is in the top 2 for Jay Hardy after his first visit to Blacksburg. He tells us why and more here. (November 28th, 2018)

4* WR Ray Grier: Ray Grier recaps his “great” Virginia Tech visit here. (November 21st, 2018)

CB Dontae Manning: Virginia Tech surprised CB Dontae Manning with an offer. Story here. (November 8th, 2018)

4* CB Miles Brooks: Miles Brooks talks about his upcoming Virginia Tech visit and recruitment here. (October 28th, 2018)

4* WR Muhsin Muhammad: Muhsin Muhammad hopes to visit VT soon as the Hokies push hard for the NC WR. Story here. (October 19th, 2018)

3* WR Jalin Hyatt: Jalin Hyatt recaps his “great” Virginia Tech visit here. (October 17th, 2018)

4* DB Nekhi Meredith: Four-star DB Nekhi Meredith recaps his Virginia Tech visit here. (October 14th, 2018)

4* DE Coziah Izzard: Virginia Tech leads for Coziah Izzard. Story here. (October 12th, 2018)

4* OT Bryn Tucker: Bryn Tucker recaps an “unbelievable” visit to Virginia Tech here. (October 10th, 2018)

3* ATH LaMareon James: James recaps his “great” visit to the Virginia Tech-Notre Dame game here. (October 8th, 2018)

3* DE Antwaun Powell: VT has a very high standing after Powell’s Virginia Tech visit. Story here. (October 7th, 2018)

Virginia Tech surprised Antwaun Powell with an offer. Story here. (October 4th, 2018)

4* DE Coziah Izzard: Virginia Tech stands out for four-star DE Coziah Izzard who plans to visit Virginia Tech for the VT-Notre Dame game. Story here. (September 20th, 2018)

3* RB Kaelon Black: Kaelon Black tells us why Virginia Tech is a part of a pair standing out in his recruitment plus see how he has been one of the 757’s best early this fall here. (September 14th, 2018)

3* OT Walker Parks: Walker Parks talks about his upcoming visits, tells us why Virginia Tech is among a trio standing out, and more here. (September 13th, 2018)

4* ATH Ethan West: Ethan West recaps his “awesome” visit to Virginia Tech here plus get some more insight on his recruitment here. (September 11th, 2018)

WR Xavier McGriff: Xavier McGriff tells us why Virginia Tech is among a trio standing out for him and more on his recruitment here. (September 7th, 2018)

3* ATH LaMareon James: LaMareon James updates us on his recruitment including how he plans to take his first visit to Virginia Tech this fall and what he’s wanting to see. More here. (August 24th, 2018)

4* TE/OT Michael Carmody: Four-star TE/OT Michael Carmody wants to visit Virginia Tech this fall and updates us on his recruitment here. (August 23rd, 2018)

3* WR Jalin Hyatt: Jalin Hyatt updates his recruitment and talks about his recent Virginia Tech visit here. (August 21st, 2018)

QB Tyler Warren: Tyler Warren commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (August 17th, 2018)

3* RB Ja’Bray Young: Ja’Bray Young updates us on his recruitment and tells us why he is interested in visiting Virginia Tech this fall here. (August 17th, 2018)

4* RB Chris Tyree: Chris Tyree recaps his “great” visit to Virginia Tech and updates us on his recruitment here. (August 4th, 2018)

4* RB Blake Corum: Blake Corum talks about his fifth visit to Virginia Tech, why VT is standing out for him, and more here. (August 3rd, 2018)

4* DB Cameron Roseman-Sinclair: Virginia Tech is at the top for four-star DB Cameron Roseman-Sinclair. Story here. (August 2nd, 2018)

4* WR Ray Grier: Ray Grier talks about his “great” VT visit and why the Hokies are standing out for him here. (July 30th, 2018)

4* LB Phillip Webb: Four-star LB Phillip Webb talks about his recent Virginia Tech offer and more here. (July 28th, 2018)

4* DB Jordan Morant: Four-star DB Jordan Morant is “really looking into” Virginia Tech and a few others. Story here. (July 26th, 2018)

3* CB Malcolm Greene: Malcolm Greene updates us on his recruitment and talks about his upcoming visit plans here. (July 17th, 2018)

RB Kaelon Black: Virginia Tech is standing out for Kaelon Black. More here. (July 13th, 2018)

4* RB Chris Tyree: Chris Tyree updates us on his recruitment and talks about some of his fall visit plans here. (July 11th, 2018)

5* WR Julian Fleming: Virginia Tech made the top 6 for five-star WR Julian Fleming. Check that out plus some insight on his recent VT visit here. (July 4th, 2018)

4* OL Bryn Tucker: Virginia Tech makes the top 5 for four-star OL Bryn Tucker. He tells us why plus more on him here. (July 4th, 2018)

3* ATH LaMareon James: 757 star LaMareon James talks about his VT offer and more on his recruitment here. (July 1st, 2018)

ILB Ryan Jones: Ryan Jones talks about his first offer from VT here. (June 28th, 2018)

4* OL Bryn Tucker: The Hokies are among four standing out for four-star OL Bryn Tucker. He tells us why and more here. (June 27th, 2018)

4* RB Blake Corum: Blake Corum tells us when his next visit to Virginia Tech will be and more on his recruitment here. (June 25th, 2018)

DB Clarence Lewis: Clarence Lewis talks about his first offer coming from VT here. (June 14th, 2018)

WR Jalin Hyatt: Jalin Hyatt talks about his Virginia Tech offer and visit here. (June 14th, 2018)

4* TE Michael Carmody: Four-star TE Michael Carmody talks about his new Virginia Tech offer and more on his recruitment here. (May 27th, 2018)

2020 Big Board

Commits Top Targets Other Targets
QB
Tyler Warren Tucker Gleason
RB
4* MarShawn Lloyd 3* Jordan Simmons
4* Chris Tyree 3* Elijah Turner
4* Blake Corum 3* Kaelon Black
CJ Beasley
WR
3* Jalin Hyatt 5* Julian Fleming 4* Traeshon Holden
4* KeAndre Lambert
4* Ray Grier
TE
OL
4* Bryn Tucker (T) 4* Mitchell Mayes (T)
4* Michael Carmody (T) 3* Altrique Barlow (T)
4* Anton Harrison (T) 3* Brady Ward (T)
3* Vershon Lee (G/T)
3* RJ Adams (G/T)
3* Kobe Baynes (G/T)
DE
4* Tyler Baron 3* Daniel Foster-Allen
4* Fadil Diggs Morven Joseph
4* Jay Hardy Jared Ivey
3* Antwaun Powell Jackson Powell
DT
4* Coziah Izzard (DE/DT) 3* Treyshawn Mitchell
3* Gary Smith Jeffrey M’Ba
3* Isaiah Raikes
ILB
5* Antoine Sampah 4* Phillip Webb
3* Isaiah Ratcliff
Ryan Jones
OLB
3* Tyreem Powell Jamari Stewart
DB
5* Fred Davis (CB) 4* Nekhi Meredith (S)
4* Miles Brooks (CB) 4* Antonio Johnson (S)
4* Jordan Morant (S) 3* Dontae Manning (CB)
4* Keontae Jenkins (DB) 3* Jahquez Robinson (CB)
4* Malcolm Greene (DB) 3* Xavion Alford (S)
3* De’Arre McDonald (CB) Donovan Thomas (S)
ATH
3* Chase Lloyd (WR/DB) Elijah Gaines
3* Jaheim Bell De’Rickey Wright
3* LaMareon James (RB/WR)

Class of 2021

Updates

DE Kelvin Gilliam: Kelvin Gilliams recaps his Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 24th, 2019)

4* WR Gavin Blackwell: Gavin Blackwell recaps his Junior Day visit to Virginia Tech here. (January 22nd, 2019)

RB Audric Estime: Audric Estime talks about his recent Virginia Tech offer and his upcoming visit plans here. (January 19th, 2019)

DE Monkell Goodwine: Monkell Goodwine hopes to take his first visit of 2019 to Virginia Tech. He talks about that and more on his recruitment here. (January 13th, 2019)

DE Kelvin Gilliam: Kelvin Gilliam tells us why Virginia Tech is among a pair standing out in his recruitment here. (January 6th, 2019)

DB Bryce Steele: Bryce Steele was “excited” to receive a Virginia Tech offer. Story here. (December 20th, 2018)

DE Jeremiah Williams: Jeremiah Williams was “excited” to receive a Virginia Tech offer. He tells us why plus more on his recruitment here. (December 11th, 2018)

4* DT Tim Keenan: Tim Keenan talks about his recent Virginia Tech offer plus more on his recruitment here. (December 8th, 2018)

4* RB Evan Pryor: Virginia Tech is among a trio standing out for Evan Pryor. He tells us why plus more on his recruitment here. (November 22nd, 2018)

WR Semaj James: Virginia Tech offers FL WR Semaj James. Story here. (October 21st, 2018)

4* CB Gabe Stephens: Gabe Stephens talks about his “great” Virginia Tech visit as he awaits a VT offer. Story here. (October 20th, 2018)

DE Bryce Carter: Virginia Tech is heavily pursuing Richmond DE Bryce Carter. Story here. (September 25th, 2018)

LB Aaron Willis: Aaron Willis commits to Virginia Tech. Story here. (September 21st, 2018)

4* WR Gavin Blackwell: Virginia Tech is among a trio standing out for Gavin Blackwell. He tells us why and much more here. (August 25th, 2018)

4* RB Evan Pryor: Evan Pryor talks about VT visit to the Blacksburg Bash recruiting barbecue and tells us his fall visit plans here. (July 31st, 2018)

Evan Pryor talks about his Virginia Tech offer and trip to Blacksburg here. (June 3rd, 2018)

4* WR Gavin Blackwell: Gavin Blackwell talks about his Virginia Tech offer here. (May 8th, 2018)

4* DT Katron Evans: Katron Evans talks about why Virginia Tech is among five standing out in his recruitment here. (May 5th, 2018)

QB Athan Kaliakmanis: Athan Kaliakmanis talks about his “phenomenal” first visit to Virginia Tech here. (April 16th, 2018)

Class of 2022

Updates

DT/OL Paul Hutson: 757 DT/OG Paul Hutson plans to visit Virginia Tech soon. Story here. (January 11th, 2019)

ATH Jamal Burnell: Jamal Burnell talks about his Virginia Tech offer here. (July 3rd, 2018)

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