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Virginia Tech football: Jaden Keller commits to the Hokies

Keller is from nearby Bristol, Tenn.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up a commitment on Thursday afternoon when three-star athlete Jaden Keller made his college choice official.

Keller plays his high school football at Tennessee High in Bristol, Tenn. Keller chose the Hokies over Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Wake Forest, among others.

The 6-foot-3, 202-pound Keller plays on both sides of the ball in high school, but his future in Blacksburg will certainly be on the defensive side of the ball.

Keller fits the mold of some other Virginia Tech recruits in this cycle. He is tall, lean and athletic with the type of frame to easily add bulk and play a number of positions in college.

On defense, he plays safety now. However, Virginia Tech sees Keller as more of a linebacker, wihch shows defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton is not only trying to beef up his defensive linemen, but get much more athletic at linebacker, too. Keller fits that mold.

This is another commit I like. Versatility is key with this class. Keller has that. He is another player that could redshirt once he arrives on campus and be expected to help the Hokies in 2022.

Welcome to Virginia Tech, Jaden.