Virginia Tech football has officially announced 28 commitments on National Signing Day. The prize of the class for the Hokies was pulling in home state four-star defensive end Ken Ekanem from Clifton, VA out of Centreville High School. Ekanem is ranked as the No. 25 ranked defensive end in the country. The Hokies were also able to bring in four-star wide receiver Joel Caleb from Clover Hill High School in Midlothian, VA, the No. 26 ranked wide receiver in the country.
The Hokies did lose out on three-star linebacker Jawand Blue, who flipped at the last minute to the Miami Hurricanes. Blue's flip caused a bit of a controversy. Overall however, the Hokies were able to pull in 17 recruits from the state of Virginia as the Hokies hoped to recapture the state from Virginia.
"I am tremendously excited about this recruiting class," head coach Frank Beamer said. "I think every year you have a good group, but I think this one is special. It'll help us continue to move toward our stated goals. I'm particularly happy with the caliber of player, both from an athletic standpoint and from a character standpoint, that we recruited from Virginia. Plus, we were able to go outside of the state and recruit some high quality kids."
The Hokies class is ranked No. 4 in the ACC and No. 25 overall as of now, according to Scout.com.
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