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Virginia Tech football: Running back Kenji Christian commits to the Hokies

Christian is a really good back who can contribute early in his Hokie career.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies added to their 2021 recruiting class on Monday when three-star running back Kenji Christian made his college decision official.

Christian, a 6-foot-2, 200-pounder from Pinson Valley High in Pinson, Ala., reported 22 offers and picked the Hokies from a list that also included Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Utah, among others.

Christian committed to Virginia Tech despite never stepping foot in Blacksburg. He’s remained a top priority for head coach Justin Fuente and running backs coach Adam Lechtenburg throughout the recruiting process.

So, what are the Hokies getting in Christian?

Christian is an outstanding high school running with great size and good speed. He was timed in at under 4.6 seconds in the 40, which is really good speed for a junior in high school. He is a strong runner between the tackles who can also help in the running game, too.

He is another player who will likely gain more interest if there is a high school football season this fall.

Christian is the third running back to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2021 class. He joins Malachi Thomas and Chance Black in the class, but the Hokies may have Black play more of a slot receiver/running back role, much like what is planned for Raheem Blackshear this fall, if we have a season.

The No. 22 player in Alabama, per 247Sports, Christian is also the No. 40 running back in the country.

After the commitment of Christian, the Hokies should be finished at running back.

After Christian’s commitment, Tech now has the No. 36 class for 2021.