Nov 30, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer talks on the sidelines against the Virginia Cavaliers in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. The Hokies won 16-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Recruiting in college football is a year-round process but arguably the most intense recruiting for any program happens right after the end of the regular season when the next game is a longer distance away for some teams while other teams have finished their seasons. Virginia Tech entered this season of recruiting with two goals: to put the finishing touches on their very solid Class of 2014 and to start building the Class of 2015. Virginia Tech has made progress on the Class of 2015 and has seen it continue to improve.
The Hokies started out their recruiting gains when Myron Lewis committed just before this frantic season of recruiting really got going. However, Lewis decommitted but the Hokies would actually never have no recruits committed in their Class of 2015 after Lewis’ original commitment. ESPN Jr. 300 offensive/defensive lineman Michael Barnett committed to the Hokies and really gave Virginia Tech’s Class of 2015 a strong base. Barnett was a big boost for the Hokies for the Class of 2015 and now they have a second commit.
Frank Beamer, Bud Foster, and the rest of the Virginia Tech coaches were happy to hear the news that Class of 2015 cornerback Ashton White has committed to the Hokies. White gives the Hokies another player from Washington D.C. and someone who could help Beamer bring Myron Lewis back into the fold for the Class of 2015. White had interest from Ohio State, Clemson, and Maryland so this is a very good pickup for Frank Beamer and his staff. This is a nice second piece to the Class of 2015 for the Hokies.