Gosnell Stays Home for College Commitment
In what has seemed like a race to the finish line, the Hokies have won over 2022 TE Benji Gosnell to commit to their 2022 recruiting class. Gosnell made his decision known on Saturday through multiple recruiting sites.
The #Hokies got their first commitment of the Brent Pry era, with 4-star TE Benji Gosnell making his pledge to VT. The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder dabbled everywhere for Carroll County High this year, playing QB, TE and LB. Probably a TE in college. The No. 324 commit nationally.— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) December 4, 2021
Gosnell comes in at a massive 6-5 for height and weighs in just around 240 for his senior year. The blueprint for a great college football tight end is with Benji Gosnell as he moves onto the next chapter in his career at Virginia Tech. This season we saw Gosnell use his build in some very versatile ways. Taking snaps at tight end, quarterback, and middle linebacker was all in the cards for Gosnell this past season. However, due to a torn ACL, Gosnell's senior season was cut short in September.
According to 247 Sports, Benji Gosnell is currently situated at a .8958 rating composite. Gosnell ranks as the 15th best tight end in the country and is also ranked as the 12th best player out of the state of North Carolina for the 2022 class. The new commit becomes the 3rd highest commit of the 2022 Virginia Tech Recruiting Class joining the likes of Gunner Givens and Ramon Brown.
For Gosnell's recruitment, it was a wild one. He started his journey as a former Ohio State commit. But with a decommitment coming in July, the Hokies looked eagerly to get the tight end to come aboard. And with others attempting to do the same, the Hokies got themselves in a battle with ACC-foe North Carolina. The recruitment of Gosnell went back and forth between the Hokies and Tarheels.
A factor that was seemingly hard to beat out in Gosnell's recruitment was that his own brother is on the roster for the Tarheels. Stephen Gosnell, Benji's older brother, is a current sophomore wide receiver for the Tarheels. And even with that going against them, the Virginia Tech staff managed to pull in Gosnell for their own 2022 class.
Benji Gosnell now becomes Virginia Tech's 27th announced commitment (including Special Teams). This moves up the number of Virginia recruits committed to Virginia Tech to 10, which is the highest mark since 2015.