The Virginia Tech Hokies continue their busy month of June on the recruiting trail with another big weekend scheduled hosting recruits this weekend in Blacksburg. As we have documented, this is a busy month for college football as the NCAA lifted the dead period after almost 15 months on June 1, allowing in-person recruiting to resume.
One of last weekend’s visitors, defensive end Bryson Jennings, a 6-foot-6, 235-pounder from Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, Virginia, recently named his top five schools — and the Hokies made the cut.
Also in his top five were Virginia, Penn State, Kentucky and North Carolina. So this looks like it could be shaping up as a battle between the Nittany Lions, Hokies and Tar Heels.
If Jennings’ name sounds familiar, it should. His father is Bryan Jennings — one of the greatest tight ends in Virginia Tech history. The elder Jennings is a former first-team All-Big East selection at tight and would also enjoy an NFL career. He also happens to be Clover Hill’s head coach.
As for Bryson Jennings, he and offensive tackle Gunner Givens may be Virginia Tech’s top targets in this class. Both are big-time prospects from the state of Virginia. The Hokies have prioritized the state of Virginia in this class and currently sit well with some of the state’s top prospects.
Jennings is an ideal fit for what VT defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton is looking for. He has great size, length and athleticism. Plus, he possesses the frame to add more weight without sacrificing quickness.
This is a battle Virginia Tech must win.
Continue to expect a busy few weeks in recruiting, and hopefully, we can have some positive news to report with some new Hokies on board.