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Football Recruiting Update: 10/6/21

By Evan Norris | October 06
2023 RB Jeremiah Coney on his visit

The Hokies are preparing to come off of their bye week stronger than ever as they line up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Not only will Virginia Tech be looking to capitalize on a huge home game, but also to impress the mass of recruits that are allotted to be in attendance. Today we will discuss some of the recruiting news surrounding Virginia Tech and what recruits are catching people's eyes.

Prediction Pandemonium - The Hokies, as of now, are slatted to land at least three recruits if those recruits were to follow their crystal ball predictions via 247 Sports. TE Benji Gosnell has been the Hokie's main target for some time now. His crystal ball predictions are all showing a selection of Virginia Tech, should his decision come soon. All we know as of now is that it is down between Virginia Tech and North Carolina. With his brother at North Carolina, and a trending favorite in Virginia Tech, this will be a tough decision for the 2022 tight end. It is also important to note that Benji Gosnell will be in town this weekend for his second Hokies game of the season.

Next, you have to talk about LB Reid Pulliam, who has received multiple crystal balls as well. Pulliam was seemingly shifted from going to Duke, and is now locked on Virginia Tech. No official decision date has been set, but it is looking like the Virginia native will become a Hokie in time. Lastly, DL Malachi Madison has gained a lot of traction lately in terms of his recruitment from Virginia Tech. From what seemed like a UCF battle to lose, Malachi Madison found himself taking a double look at the Hokies.

These would all be great gets for the Virginia Tech Recruiting Staff, and would help improve an already solid 2022 class. Also, all of these recruits are classified as being Virginia-recruits. This can only mean good things for building in-state relations back up to their previous standing. And it can hopefully revive the narrative among Virginia recruits to want to attend Virginia Tech.

Night Game Attendance - This Saturday's game against Notre Dame is absolutely loaded in terms of the talent that will be in attendance. A large mix of commits, 2022 recruits, 2023 recruits, and even 2024 recruits are on the guest list for the Hokies. A few important names to note for each group would be:

Commits: OL Gunner Givens, RB Ramon Brown, CB Cam Johnson, DL Rashaud Pernell, and WR Tucker Holloway

2022: TE Benji Gosnell, TE Darren Agu, DL Malachi Madison, LB Tyler Banks, and LB Reid Pulliam

2023: RB Jeremiah Coney, RB Samuel Singleton, WR Chris Culliver, OL Madden Sanker, OL Brycen Sanders, DL Keith Sampson, DL Miles Greene, LB Jordan Hall, LB Tony Rojas, CB Antonio Cotman, and S Braylon Johnson

2024: ATH Mekhai White

There are many more on the list heading towards Saturday; around sixty as of Tuesday night. The names listed are the names that fans should be seeing more of heading more into the 2023 recruiting cycle.

Holding Strong: It was discussed often during the summer season, with recruiting, that the Hokies might not be able to hold onto their class ranking of being in the Top 25. We are now in October and the Hokies still remain in that Top 25 conversation for 2022 class rankings. Surrounding them, are teams like Missouri and Arkansas. However, the Hokies can improve to higher standings with additions of some top 2022 talents like Benji Gosnell or Malachi Madison.