Virginia Tech updated visitors list: Clemson 2017

Tim Sullivan, Editor
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2018 Prospects

Offensive tackle

4 STARS


Waldorf

RR: 6.0

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 300.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
49
NATIONAL
1
STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



With the Hokies in the hunt for offensive tackles, Walker is a key target. Penn State looked like the favorite for a while, but the Nittany Lions seem to be going for the slow play, which could help his other contenders.

Inside linebacker

4 STARS


Shelby

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 225.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
169
NATIONAL
8
STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Holifield has long looked like a VT lean, and will make the first of two planned visits this Fall (the other is for his official, the weekend of the North Carolina game). VT could create a gap in front of other contenders.

Tight end

4 STARS


Big Stone Gap

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 210.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Mitchell has started to be a little more quiet on the recruiting trail, but this will be his second visit of the Fall to Blacksburg. That's always a good sign, given he hasn't been elsewhere yet. He is expected to at least take one visit to Tennessee before he's ready to wind things down.

Defensive tackle

3 STARS


Raleigh

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Early in his recruitment, McNeill looked a solid bet to end up a Hokie... but NC State has looked like the hot program ever since teammate Trent Pennix picked the Pack. Getting him on campus for the first time in month should help.

Running Back

3 STARS


Blacksburg

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 174.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Beck will make the short trip across town, and given that he's already seen his other two favorites (Pitt and North Carolina) on unofficial visits this Fall, this stop at Virginia Tech could spell the beginning of the end for his recruitment.

Outside linebacker

3 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 227.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Artis comes from a program that has been kind to Virginia Tech in the past, and he's visited on multiple occasions. However, this will be his first trip across the state in some time. It should be interesting to see the reception he and the Hokies give each other.

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS


Crozet

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'8.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Tenuta picked up a Virginia Tech offer earlier this Fall, and VT likes him on the offensive line. The son of former UVa defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta is also looking at options like North Carolina and West Virginia.

Offensive center

3 STARS


Washington

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 295.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Jefferson is a teammate of Hokies commit Cam Goode, and is probably next in line for an offer on the offensive front. If it comes through this weekend, don't be surprised to see him become the next Hokie.

Defensive tackle

3 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Offensive tackle

3 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 297.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Thomas and Collins are teammates of Artis who both lack offers from Virginia Tech. They'll make the trip with their teammate, but have to become active recruits for it to mean much.

Athlete

0 STARS


Salem

RR: 0.0

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Tucker visited for the Old Dominion game last weekend, and the local product will be back for the Clemson game.

Inside linebacker

0 STARS


Falmouth

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 215.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Fisher has visited for multiple past games, but doesn't appear to be on track for an offer - unless a preferred walk-on opportunity is something he's interested in.

No Rivals profiles: Richmond (Va.) Henrico athlete Jaelen Adkins, Dinwiddie (Va.) kicker Todd Anspach, Cumberland (Va.) offensive lineman Christian Jackson, West Springfield (Va.) offensive lineman Bacon Perry, Greensboro (N.C.) Northwest Guilford defensive end Mason Wilfong, Alexandria (Va.) Hayfield athlete Travis Williams

2019 targets

Strongside defensive end

4 STARS


Mineral

RR: 5.9

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 218.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

NATIONAL
2
STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Smith is one of the state's top prospects in the 2019 class, but Virginia Tech has had a tough time keeping him interested. His making it to campus for the biggest game of the year is a huge step for VT.

Athlete

4 STARS


Wayne

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 207.0

Class: 2019

POSITION
128
NATIONAL
4
STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



A top safety/RB prospect, Hickman picked up an early offer from the Hokies, but will be making his first trip to Blacksburg for the big game.

Weakside defensive end

4 STARS


Elizabeth City

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 220.0

Class: 2019

POSITION
187
NATIONAL
5
STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Freshwater is a top Class of 2019 prospect, already holding several bigtime offers, including from the Hokies. This is a key visit for VT.

Inside linebacker

3 STARS


Wake Forest

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 225.0

Class: 2019

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



A teammate of commit Joe Kane, Thomas could end up one of the better linebackers in North Carolina next year. He's already visited in the past.

Defensive tackle

3 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 255.0

Class: 2019

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Smiley is a high-upside player from the 757 (and a former teammate of freshman safety Devon Hunter) who has long favored the Hokies. This one should eventually end in their favor, though obviously there's plenty of time for twists and turns.

Dual-threat quarterback

3 STARS


Wayne

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 185.0

Class: 2019

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Roberson is one of just a few 2019 quarterbacks with a Hokie offer. He'll visit along with his teammate Hickman, a key trip for VT.

Wide Receiver

3 STARS


Roebuck

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 192.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Pinckney is a teammate of 2018 commit Jordan McFadden (who is himself waffling between VT and Clemson - drama!). He's been high on the Hokies for quite some time, and the interest is reciprocated.

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS


Fayetteville

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 260.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Lindsay doesn't yet hold an offer from the Hokies, though he's visited a couple times. This will be his most exciting visit yet. NC State and Wake Forest are among those who have entered the mix.

Outside linebacker

2 STARS


Fredericksburg

RR: 5.4

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 200.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Skinner was in town last weekend, and will return for the hoopla around the biggest home game in recent VT history. While he doesn't hold an offer yet, continued growth could see him earn one.

Defensive tackle

0 STARS


Woodbridge

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 291.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Fuga visited last weekend and hopes to return this weekend.

Pro-style quarterback

0 STARS


Roanoke

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 210.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Blake is a local product who was in Blacksburg last weekend. An intriguing physical specimen at the QB position, he's one to watch in the future.

Pro-style quarterback

0 STARS


Simpsonville

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Beville visited for multiple spring practices, attended the Hokies' prospect camp in July, and went to last week's game. He's hoping to return this weekend.

No Rivals profiles: Woodbridge (Va.) Freedom offensive lineman Tavon Matthews, Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville linebacker Collin Rector

Underclassman prospects

Running Back

0 STARS


Laurel

RR: 0.0

Ht: 5'9.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Corum is certainly the top tailback, and potentially the top player in the country among current sophomores. He's visited already in the past, and this trip is huge for VT.

Strongside defensive end

0 STARS


Damascus

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 230.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



If Corum isn't the top player in the Class of 2020, it might be Bresee, who picked up an offer from Virginia Tech back in March. He has since added basically every national power out there. Getting him on campus as much as possible is extremely important.

Cornerback

0 STARS


Jacksonville

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 171.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Brooks, a teammate of 2018 commit Chamarri Conner, will visit with Conner this weekend. He could end up being a top prospect in the class.

Strongside defensive end

0 STARS


Charlotte

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'5.0"

Wt: 252.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Cowan is yet another nationally elite prospect taking in the game, along with teammate and friend Porter Rooks. The duo would be one heck of a package deal.

Wide Receiver

0 STARS


Catawissa

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Fleming is a top prospect in the Class of 2020. Getting him on campus early should help the Hokies' long-term pursuit.

Cornerback

0 STARS


Washington

RR: 0.0

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 165.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Hill was deciding between Penn State and Virginia Tech for his weekend destination, but at last check Blacksburg sounded like the choice. He's a top prospect who already holds an offer.

Inside linebacker

0 STARS


Chesapeake

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 215.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



A transfer to Chesapeake (Va.) Deep Creek from Bishop Sullivan Catholic, Fuster is a repeat visitor to Blacksburg hoping to eventually garner an offer.

Athlete

0 STARS


Charlotte

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Muhammad, the son of the former NFL receiver of the same name, has already visited Blacksburg, and holds an early offer. Dad's alma mater, Michigan State, is an obvious threat here.

Wide Receiver

0 STARS


Charlotte

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Rooks is one of the country's top 2020 wide receivers - giving VT top prospects at several key positions. He has a national offer list, so getting him on campus early and often is big.

Inside linebacker

0 STARS


Woodbridge

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2020

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



An in-state player and top national prospect, Sampah will make his way down to Virginia Tech for the game.

Offensive guard

0 STARS


Washington

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 290.0

Class: 2021

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Henrich is a teammate of 2018 commit Cam Goode. He could be a top prospect in the Cass of 2021 - he already has the size - and building early connections is always a plus.

No Rivals profile: Woodbridge (Va.) High 2020 offensive lineman Reuben Adams

Virginia Tech commits

Wide Receiver

4 STARS

Virginia Tech
Greensboro

RR: 5.9

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 185.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
122
NATIONAL
6
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Outside linebacker

4 STARS

Virginia Tech
Greensboro

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 206.0

Class: 2018

POSITION
246
NATIONAL
12
STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Wide Receiver

4 STARS

Virginia Tech
Philadelphia

RR: 5.8

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 197.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Cornerback

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Greensboro

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 190.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Dual-threat quarterback

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Chicago

RR: 5.7

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 236.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Safety

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Jacksonville

RR: 5.7

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 190.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Defensive tackle

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Washington

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 315.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

All-purpose back

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Bailey

RR: 5.6

Ht: 5'11.0"

Wt: 170.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Cornerback

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Gaithersburg

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2018

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Athlete

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Naples

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 230.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Athlete

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Owings Mills

RR: 5.5

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 146.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Offensive tackle

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Roebuck

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 280.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

McFadden is torn between home-state Clemson and the Hokies, to whom he's been committed since July. This game should be an interesting test case for where he ends up, though the outcome of the contest obviously isn't going to be the make-or-break factor in his recruitment.

Weakside defensive end

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Rock Hill

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'0.0"

Wt: 230.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Offensive guard

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Hoschton

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 275.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Strongside defensive end

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Wake Forest

RR: 5.5

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 266.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Wide Receiver

2 STARS

Virginia Tech
Henrico

RR: 5.4

Ht: 6'1.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

Carter visited last weekend and pulled the trigger in the immediate aftermath of his trip across the state. Look for him to be a regular presence on campus.

No Rivals profiles: 2017 signee and Fork Union postgrad Christian Darrisaw, 2018 preferred walk-on commit Adam Lytle.

Basketball visitors

Although three-star wing Jordan Phillips has canceled his official visit for the weekend, it's still a key group in town.

Shooting guard

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Wake Forest

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'3.0"

Wt: 175.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

The lone Class of 2018 commit to date, McAllister will take his official visit - and hope to convince others to join him in the class - this weekend.

Center

3 STARS

Virginia Tech
Mouth of Wilson

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'6.0"

Wt: 265.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

-

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

verbal

Virginia Tech

A commit in the 2019 class, Mack will make the short trip from Oak Hill to Blacksburg. The North Carolina native will also wear his recruiting cap.

Point guard

4 STARS


Ashburnham

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 190.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Duke, one os the Hokies' top 2018 targets, is on his official visit this weekend.

Small forward

4 STARS


Fairburn

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'7.0"

Wt: 205.0

Class: 2018

-

POSITION

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Likely a wing/four in Virginia Tech's system, Nolley is a key target in the 2018 class, and is taking his official visit to Blacksburg this weekend.

Power forward

5 STARS


Richmond

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'10.0"

Wt: 235.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Bacot is a longtime Virginia Tech target, and perhaps their top overall in the Class of 2019. With the need for bigmen on the roster, the Hokies are looking at this as a very key visit.

Point guard

4 STARS


Columbia

RR: 0.0

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 180.0

Class: 2019

-

POSITION

NATIONAL

-

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



Just outside the Rivals100, Dean is a top point guard in the 2019 class. With Keyshaun and Kobe Langley already committed though, it may be tough to bring in another guard.

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