Although a few days ago we posted about high school basketball star Marquis Rankin (PG, 2011) and his college suitors, we did not list Virginia Tech as an option for the talented point guard.
But the Hokies have landed Rankin, beating out Wake Forest and Clemson.
Rankin, a junior at Vance High School in Charlotte, N.C., is a pure point guard who will definitely see minutes in Blacksburg.
It was thought that Rankin might be waiting on an offer from UNC, which he listed as his leader last summer.
Whether the Tar Heels intended to offer or were looking elsewhere is a moot point now since he’s going to another ACC school.
Rankin is a solid ball handler and can run the offense effectively. He also can be aggressive and push the ball into the lane. He is an instinctual passer and has offensive skills.