Courtesy of 247 Sports
The Hokies would certainly love to add athlete Raymon Minor to their 2014 class.
While the Hokies are likely nearing the end of their recruiting efforts thanks to the number of commitments they’ve earned, there are still a few names they’d love to add to this class.
Former Louisville commit and 3-star receiver Isaiah Ford seems like the most likely player to join the Hokies in the coming days. Ford de-committed from the Cardinals once Charlie Strong left for Texas, and he now lists Tech as his new top team.
The receiver is the 58th ranked player at his position and has decent size at 6’2”, 170 pounds. He also hails from Jacksonville, Fla., which would represent yet another recruit the Hokies were able to grab from the talent-rich state.
Raymon Minor, a 4-star athlete from Richmond, Va., is another big name left on the Hokies’ wish list.
Tech’s coaches have told Minor they’d like to use him as a linebacker, and with the departures of seniors Jack Tyler and Tariq Edwards, Tech certainly needs depth at the position.
The 247Sports Crystal Ball projection for Minor pegs the Hokies as 100 percent favorites to land the talented recruit, but he’s also being pursued by Nebraska and Miami, and he will visit the Hurricanes on Jan. 17.
But while Minor and Ford are both tantalizing targets, 4-star defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is the team’s main objective headed into the recruiting home stretch.
Pairing Nnadi with Walker at defensive tackle would be huge for the Hokies, especially after they lost two of the state’s best defensive players, Andrew Brown and Quin Blanding, to the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Crystal Ball puts the Hokies as 80 percent favorites to land Nnadi, but Ohio State, Penn State, Florida State and the Cavs are also hot on his trail. The changes in the coaching staff at Penn State might be enough to dissuade Nnadi from heading to Happy Valley, but he’s far from a lock for the Hokies.
Nnadi was set to visit Tech for his final official visit on Jan. 24, immediately following a Jan. 17 visit to OSU, but he’s since added a Jan. 31 visit to Charlottesville to conclude his recruitment.
The tackle says he’ll wait until national signing day to announce his decision, so Hokie fans will have to wait in suspense to find out if the coaching staff can land the promising target.