Virginia Tech Director of Recruiting Beau Davidson Expected to Leave for Texas Tech
Virginia Tech Director of Recruiting Beau Davidson, who was recently promoted to the position with the Hokies, is expected to resign to take a job on the Texas Tech football staff, a source told Sons of Saturday. When reached on Tuesday morning, a Virginia Tech spokesperson declined comment.
Davidson, who is a Texas native, was a key player in Virginia Tech's recruiting efforts in the Lone Star state in recent years, often pushing the "#TX2VT" hashtag on social media over the last few recruiting cycles. He's been a member of the Hokies' staff since 2018, first working as a quality control assistant on the offensive line before moving over to the recruiting staff full time. Davidson was promoted to Director of Recruiting following the departure of John Iezzi at the conclusion of last football season.
Davidson played college football at North Texas before a stint in the NFL with the Houston Oilers from 1980-82. While the timing of the exit is surprising, it is clear that a potential move back home to coach is an appealing one for Davidson and his family.
On the Virginia Tech side of things, this is a tough loss to the recent uptick in recruiting for the 2022 class. Davidson's role as the Director of Recruiting has been a key reason as to why the Hokies have progressed their recruiting back in the right direction this cycle.
However, it is important to note that Davidson's departure does come during a recruiting dead period, which will allow Virginia Tech time to either promote from within, or seek additional resources from outside the program to supplement the loss of Davidson.
Regardless, Tech will have to move quickly to ensure that recruiting stays on the recent positive track for '22 and beyond.