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Virginia Tech Basketball: Recruiting Roundup

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A look at a recent offer, updates on some old ones and the continued efforts of Buzz Williams to infuse Tech's roster with top talent.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

We've been following Tech's recruitment of Manassas (Va.) product Justin Robinson for some time, and his decision is finally close at hand.

The 6'1", 170-pound point guard plays for St. James School as well as the Boo Williams EYBL club. 247Sports ranks him as the 24th best point guard and 140th player overall in the nation as well as the No. 3 player in Maryland.

The Hokies are among the final four schools still in the running for Robinson's services. Tech, Maryland, Providence and UNLV are the remaining contenders with the Hokies heavily favored among 247's experts.

Virginia Tech already received an unofficial visit from Justin at the beginning of June and an official visit August 30.

Robinson will take an official visit to UNLV on October 3. before officially announcing his decision October 12.

The Hokies are also still in the running for 6'5" Virginia Beach shooting guard Chris Clarke.

Clarke is rated the No.1 player in Virginia by 247Sports and the 41st best player in the nation. The four-star prospect narrowed his list of suitors to seven in August. Along with Tech he's still considering offers from Connecticut, Florida, Iowa State, Tennessee, Creighton and Minnesota.

Clark visited Blacksburg September 26 and is expecting a visit from the Tech coaches at his school.

Among the recent offers by Buzz Williams and his staff perhaps the most interesting is junior college small forward Jeremiah Worthem.

Worthem transferred to Indian Hills Community College after one season at Robert Morris University. Morris left after he and three other members of the basketball team were suspended for one year by the university for undisclosed reasons.

A university spokesman would say only that the matter, "carries a mandatory one year suspension from Robert Morris" according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. No criminal charges were filed.

That sounds like a red flag to many, but Williams has a successful track record of bringing kids with tough backgrounds into his program. The 6'6" swingman Worthem averaged 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in his only season as a starter at Robert Morris.

The Philadelphia native will have two years of eligibility remaining after his season at Indian Hills CC.