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2024 SF Tyler Johnson Commits to Hokies

By Kyle Beene | August 30
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6'6" Johnson brings a much needed boost to the 2024 recruiting cycle

Today, Virginia Tech landed their first commitment of the 2024 recruiting class in 3-star Tyler Johnson out of Oak Ridge in Orlando, Florida.

Johnson, a top 20 recruit in Florida according to On3, quickly decided on Virginia Tech after making an official visit to Blacksburg over the weekend. The SF also received offers from Clemson, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Texas Tech, and UCF in addition to a few other schools.

Johnson is the 56th-ranked SF of the 2024 class by On3 Industry rankings and 47th by 247Sports Composite rankings. After making a clear statistical jump from his Sophomore year, Johnson averaged 17.3ppg with 9 rebounds (MaxPreps) as a Junior.

Defensively, his numbers look just as strong, boasting a 1.4 steal average and nearly a block through his two years on Varsity at Oak Ridge according to MaxPreps.

His best skills stem from his physicality and length, creating matchup nightmares for opponents. Johnson will most likely slide into a rotational 3 guard role when his time comes, with the defensive ability to work at the 4 spot in a smaller lineup. The jump shot is good enough to make the defense pay if they drop off to defend the dribble drive, but Johnson is not the prototypical Mike Young winger who loves to shoot. Expect to see Johnson play an aggressive, physical style of basketball in orange and maroon.

In terms of the 2024 cycle, Johnson is a huge get from a sheer numbers standpoint. Head coach Mike Young and his staff are currently at 9 scholarship players for the 2024-25 season, so there's some work to be done over the coming months. But when a talented recruit with multiple P5 offers makes his decision just four days after a visit, you know you're doing something right on the trail.

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Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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