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Virginia Tech football: Four-star Dematrius Davis decommits from Hokies

This one stings.

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Four-star quarterback Dematrius Davis was Virginia Tech’s headliner for the class of 2021. Well, Davis is no longer committed to the Hokies as of Wednesday.

For Virginia Tech fans, this one hurts.

Since committing to Virginia Tech back in November, Davis has been active on social media in his love for the Hokies and wanting others to join him. That strategy seemed to work as the #TX2VT became a trending topic on Twitter as the Hokies picked up a pair of 2020 commitments from defensive ends Robert Wooten and Alec Bryant in December.

In April, four-star receiver Latrell Neville committed to the Hokies, despite having never stepped foot on campus. In fact, the Hokies picked up four commitments in the month of April alone.

However, something changed over the weekend. Davis removed Virginia Tech commit from his Twitter profile and fans started worrying.

For good reason.

Apparently, Auburn is the new favorite for Davis. We can speculate on why the Houston native is suddenly leaning toward Auburn, but it’s best to wait until we hear more information. I may be mistaken, but I don’t think Davis has ever been to Auburn.

Davis said he will still take his official visit to Virginia Tech. Don’t get excited, Hokies. He is saying the right thing. Even if he takes an official to Blacksburg once the COVID-19 pandemic ends, he is likely not enrolling at Virginia Tech.

One thing to remember, please do not tweet at recruits or their families. Not only is it childish and immature, it is a bad look and puts the Hokies in a bad light.

Recruiting can be fun, but other times it can be downright maddening. For the Hokies, it has been more of the latter over the last decade.