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Virginia Tech is on fire in the 2014 class, securing two more commitments today to bring the 2014 tally up to four. Obviously, if you’re landing recruits this early then you’re landing some pretty well known, big name prospects. That was the case today as Javon Harrison out of Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida committed to the Hokies.
Harrison is a WR/CB recruit who will likely play on the defensive side of the ball in college. At this time, I am a firm believer that he will likely be a unanimous four star recruit by this time next year when every recruiting service releases their 2014 rankings. Harrison held a Virginia Tech, Michigan, and UMASS offer to date.
The next commitment is from Xavier Burke, a relatively unknown recruit out of Brunswick High School in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Burke measured in at 6’3” and 220 lbs this past weekend at Virginia Tech’s one-day recruiting camp. He is being recruited as a Jumbo Athlete. At this time, it’s believed that he will likely start out as a tight end although there’s plenty of time for that to change.
I didn’t have a chance to watch the one-on-one battles between the defensive linemen and the offensive linemen this past weekend at camp. It’s hard to be in both places at once. But, it appears that Burke did enough to earn a scholarship offer from our coaching staff 18 months away from Signing Day. If our staff likes him that much, with their track record on recruits like this I’m happy to sign him up.
Check back tomorrow afternoon and I’ll have a little bit more on Harrison. Without any film, I probably won’t have a full write-up on Burke just because I don’t know a whole lot about him yet.
2014 Class Taking Shape
With four players in the boat for 2014, I think we can say that it’s shaping up to be a banner recruiting year for the Hokies. Three of the four commitments thus far are surefire four stars with Marshawn Williams being a potential top 100 recruit. Plus, who knows where Burke ends up two years from now when the final rankings are released.
With recruits like Da’Shawn Hand, Andrew Brown, Andrew Williams, Quinn Blanding, Damien Prince, Bentley Spain, Caleb Henderson, Jalyn Holmes, Jamil Kamera, William Crest, Elijah Hood, Derrell Scott, Derreck Nnadi, and others still showing interest in the Hokies, 2014 could be Virginia Tech’s highest ranked class ever.
Obviously, the Hokies will need to close on some of these prospects but things are trending in a positive direction with many of the guys I listed above.
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