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Georgia WR Finds Home in Virginia Tech

By Evan Norris | June 29
2022 WR Daequan Wright, Perry High School

The Hokies bring on another commitment for the 2022 recruiting class, this time with WR Daequan Wright out of Perry, Georgia. Wright adds onto the hot streak that has been created lately, with a stream of commitments coming in for the Hokies. The Georgia native took his news to his Twitter to announce his commitment status.

In his most recent measurements, Wright stood at just about 6-4 and weighed in at 230 pounds. You may be thinking that he possess the frame for a possible switch of positions to tight end spot, and you'd be right. It seems that Coach James Shibest made his plan clear to Wright, that he wanted him to convert over to the tight end spot when he arrives on campus. His large frame allows him to easily out-battle his defensive counterparts on jump balls. And his ability to create manageable separation at the late-end of the throws from his quarterback makes him a threat to any defense.

As of now, Daequan Wright doesn't hold any official rating on multiple sites, however this should change soon with many recruits gaining ratings and rankings after their commitments. And his move to the tight end position might gain him a better rating than proposed, as he can play both positions fairly well (wide receiver and tight end).

We saw the Hokies offer Wright back in April and saw that relationship between the staff and him blossom throughout the year. Wright made his way to Blacksburg for a visit during June and seemed to lock his destination to mainly the Hokies after that. Other schools we saw that made a push for Wright were UCF and Georgia Tech, which were thought to be the main leaders until Virginia Tech made their way into the mix.

We welcome Daequan Wright to the Hokie family. He will also become the thirteenth commit of the 2022 recruiting class and the third commit out of the state Georgia this cycle.