On Thursday, the Virginia Tech Hokies added their 24th commitment to the 2022 recruiting class when linebacker Reid Pulliam made his college choice.
Pulliam is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from Life Christian Academy in Chesterfield, Virginia. He is originally from Texas, where he began his high-school playing career. He also spent time at Plant High in Tampa, Florida, before his move to Virginia.
Pulliam is unranked by 247Sports; however, he is a three-star prospect, according to Rivals. Pulliam chose the Hokies over Duke and Maryland.
He obviously possesses good size and fits the profile of what defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton has targeted in the last two recruiting classes. Hamilton likes length and athleticism, which is an excellent place to start. You trust your strength and conditioning staff to help these players add good weight once they arrive on campus.
Pulliam will play linebacker in college but has also played wide receiver in high school. That should give you a good indication of his athleticism. Pulliam is the second player from Life Christian Academy to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2022 class.
Defensive end D’Andre Martin pledged to the Hokies on Aug. 1. I believe Martin is the steal of this class — if the Hokies can keep him in the boat and sign him in December.
Hopefully, Pulliam is a similar steal. The lack of a ranking is a concern, but Pulliam moving around a bit in his high school years could also play a part in 247Sports not ranking him.
After Pulliam’s commitment, the Hokies remain No. 19 overall in the 247Sports recruiting rankings for the class of 2022.