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Hokies land 4-Star Ryan Jones

By Ed Williams | October 02
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Virginia Tech secured the commitment of Ryan Jones, 4-star Center from Gainesville, Florida. Jones is the second commitment for the Hokies 2024 class, joining another Florida native in Tyler Johnson.

Standing 6-8 and weighing in at 225lbs, Jones will bring a unique combination of size, power, and skill to Blacksburg. Like most Mike Young recruits, Jones is a phenomenal shooter from the outside.

Rated as a .9733 on 24/7 sports composite rankings, Ryan Jones is the 4th highest rated recruit in Virginia Tech history, slightly ahead of current Hokie Rodney Rice. Jones is the 69th player in the country and the 12th ranked Center.

Jones picked the Hokies over the hometown Florida Gators. His final 8 also included LSU, Xavier, Miami, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Louisville.

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After 3 years in Blacksburg, I graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2019. Before transferring to VT, I played 1 year of lacrosse at another southwest VA school, Ferrum College. While I loved the D3 life, transferring to Virginia Tech was the best decision I've ever made. I loved every second of my 3 years and I wish it lasted longer.

You'll have a hard time finding a bigger VT Hoops fan than me. Watching the 2019 men’s basketball team make a run to the sweet 16 is by far my favorite VT sports memory, and I’m excited to watch Coach Mike Young get this program back to that level on a consistent basis.

Besides Virginia Tech athletics, I am a huge D.C. sports fan. The Nationals winning the 2019 World Series is my single favorite sports memory, and quite honestly will be very hard to beat. Hopefully a Virginia Tech football or basketball National Championship will give the Nats a run for their money in the near future.

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