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Virginia Tech basketball: Mike Young lands a commitment

MJ Collins is from Rock Hill, S.C.

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The Virginia Tech football team was having so much fun on the recruiting trail that Mike Young and his squad wanted to get in on the action.

On Sunday, the Hokies landed guard MJ Collins, a combo guard from Rock Hill, South Carolina. Collins plays his high school basketball at Westminster Catawba Christian School.

Collins is a 6-foot-2, 175-pounder who chose the Hokies over Clemson, Wake Forest, Providence and a host of others.

Collins spoke to Travis Branham of 247Sports about why he picked the Hokies.

“That was my first official, I took an official to Clemson, I went to Wake Forest, ETSU and I didn’t have the same feeling that I had when I visited Virginia Tech,” he said. “The coaching staff, they are good people, my play-style, fits their play-style great and we thought it was the best decision for me.”

Collins is the No. 134 overall prospect in the 247Sports team composite rankings.

“Watching some of their games this year, I love the way that they play, coach [Mike] Young lets his guards play and gives them freedom. I built a strong relationship with all of those coaches and that’s why I chose Virginia Tech.”

Collins is Virginia Tech’s first commitment in the 2022 recruiting class.