Several high profile recruits will be on hand this weekend when the Hokies take on Georgia Tech in Blacksburg. At least four students will be taking their official visits to Virginia Tech, as they decide where to ply their trade at the collegiate level next year.
Among the students being pitched by Virginia Tech will be two five-star recruits, Josh Sweat and Kevin Toliver II. Sweat, a 6'5", 240-pound defensive end from Chesapeake, VA is the consensus top target of the 2015 class. Toliver committed to Les Miles and LSU, but is taking all five official visits, including Virginia Tech this weekend. A more in depth review of the duo can be found in a previously written article prior to their visit to Ohio State, found here.
5 star DE Josh Sweat, 5 star CB Kevin Toliver (LSU commit) & LB Victor Alexander (UCLA commit) among expected #Hokies official visits Sat.— Hokies Journal (@HokiesJournal) September 16, 2014
5'10", 220-pound linebacker Victor Alexander, a teammate of Toliver at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, is also expected to be in Blacksburg this Saturday. Like Toliver, Alexander has already committed to another program (UCLA), but will still take official visits. The Hokies have to hope the ready made connection with Toliver and current Hokie Isaiah Ford, who graduated Trinity Christian a year ago can persuade Alexander to the maroon and orange.
Additionally, running back Bryce Love will also take an official visit to the Virginia Tech campus this weekend. The 5'10", 180-pound seventeen year old currently attends Wake Forest high school in North Carolina, where he missed all of 2013 with a groin injury. Along with football, Love is an accomplished track star, boasting a 4.30 second 40 yard dash. Speed makes the four-star recruit a formidable ground threat on the gridiron. In addition to his trip to Blacksburg this weekend, Love has an official visit scheduled at the University of Tennessee on Oct. 24.
In other recruiting news, in case you missed it, the Hokies secured a commitment from class of 2016 quarterback Logan Byrd last weekend. The three-star recruit is currently a junior at Veterans high school in Kathleen, GA. As a sophomore, the pocket passing signal caller had 1,558 all purpose yards, and 15 total touchdowns.
Virginia Tech hopes at least one recruit from the stellar group being entertained this weekend will follow the lead of Byrd, and commit to the Hokies football team. With a pair of five-star recruits, and two other highly touted sutdents making the trip to Blacksburg this weekend, Virginia Tech hopes to make a splash on their biggest recruiting weekend of the year thus far.