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Virginia Tech Director of Recruiting Beau Davidson Expected to Leave for Texas Tech

By Mike McDaniel | August 24
Beau Davidson
Courtesy: Tech Sideline

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.

Mike Mcd

As a first generation Hokie, I can't say that Virginia Tech has always been in my blood, but I can say unequivocally that I bleed maroon and orange now. I graduated from the Pamplin College of Business in 2015 with a double major in accounting and finance, and have parlayed that into a five-year career in government compliance consulting in the Washington D.C. metro area where I grew up. At Tech, I enjoyed going to as many sporting events as I could, playing four years for the Club Golf team, and realizing my passion for writing and creating content.

I have previously written for Gobbler Country on the SB Nation network, Fighting Gobbler for Fansided,, The Tech Lunch Pail, and most recently for Sports Illustrated's All Hokies, where I was the lead publisher.

In addition to writing, I am also co-host of Basketball Conference: The ACC Football Podcast and the Hokie Hangover Podcast covering Virginia Tech athletics.

I'm passionate about Virginia Tech, but also hope to bring an objective and journalistic background to enhance the already fantastic athletic coverage here at Sons of Saturday.

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