As Virginia Tech closed spring practice this past Saturday at the annual spring game in Lane Stadium, the coaching staff now turns to recruiting as the summer months approach. In past years, this is when Tech starts to add onto its upcoming recruiting classes in a big way. Will this year be any different?
HOKIES ADD DT COMMIT
Harry Lewis, (6'1", 260lbs) a three star defensive tackle from Phoebus High (Hampton, VA) became Tech's third verbal commitment for the 2015 class. Lewis committed at the spring game, choosing the Hokies over programs such as Penn State, PITT, Duke, Maryland, NC State and Georgia Tech.
This is a great get for Coach Charley Wiles' defensive front, as the overall depth at DT is alarmingly thin. Lewis' commit is also key in terms of geography, kick starting the Hokies 757 recruiting.
Check out Harry Lewis' Junior year film here (Courtesy Hudl)
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I HAVE ANOTHER?
The Tech coaches have added another DT commit, just one week after securing Harry Lewis' pledge.
Eric Whitehead (6'1, 300lbs), a consensus three-star DT out of Lawrence Central High in Indianapolis, IN gave Tech coaches his pledge Saturday morning.
Whitehead, who's other offers came exclusively from the MAC conference will hope to reverse Tech's fortunes from the last DT from Indianapolis we had in the program, in then four star DT Kris Harley (who came from Darren Evans old HS Warren Central). Needless to say, Harley's VT career was a huge disappointment.
Take a look at Eric Whitehead's Junior film here (Courtesy of Hudl):
Whitehead's recent commitment was the Hokies fourth for the 2015 class, and by my count against the depth chart VT should look to add another two to three more DT prospects to the class.
LATEST MUSING’S ON VT’S 2015 TARGETS:
Darrin Kirkland, Jr. (Lawrence Central High) Indianapolis, IN
- Consensus four star ILB from the same High School as recent commit DT Eric Whitehead is slated to make his pledge public at the end of the month, with the Hokies making his final 10:
- Check out Kirkland's Junior year film here (Courtesy Hudl)
Darvin Taylor (Thomas Dale) Chester, VA
- Four Star DT from the Richmond area is still wide open and has yet to narrow down his list of top schools.
- Taylor currently has three teammates with VT ties: Junior Safety Desmond Frye. Also set to join the Hokies this summer are DB CJ Reavis and RB DJ Reid.
- Taylor has visited Blacksburg on a few occasions and is familiar with the Tech program.
- 247Sports still predicts a two horse race between the Hokies and Florida State.
- Taylor's Junior year film here (Courtesy Hudl)
Aaron Crawford (Stone Bridge) Ashburn, VA
- Three star DT from Northern VA has set his commitment date:
- It appears to be a three way battle for Crawford's services as Duke, UNC and VT have peaked his interest.
- Crawford also boasts offers from UVA, Wake Forest, Maryland and Minnesota.
- Crawford's Junior year film here (Courtesy Hudl)
As summer camps approach and players taking many visits to figure out their respective college destination's, recruiting is surely about to heat up. The Hokies hope to solidify it's front seven recruiting and build depth for years to come.