National Signing Day 2014: Raymon Minor Commits to Virginia Tech


Nov 30, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster (left) talks to his players against the Virginia Cavaliers in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. The Hokies won 16-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Raymon Minor had been a top target for the Hokies and after the early disappointing losses of Derrick Nnadi and Isaiah McKenzie, the Hokies were hoping that they had sealed the deal to get Minor, a 3-star athlete on ESPN and a 4-star athlete on Rivals and 247 Sports. Nebraska was an early challenger for Minor but over the last few weeks, the Cornhuskers had fallen out of any sort of serious contention to get the Richmond, VA athlete. Marshall had Minor visit in the month of January, two weeks for the Hokies, and seemed like the only real challenger to Virginia Tech.

The Hokies have sealed the deal and at least got one of their main targets on what has been a bad National Signing Day 2014.

Raymon Minor seems likely to be on the defensive side of the ball and not on the offensive side of the ball as Minor has the prototypical size to be a linebacker for the Hokies or a tight end though the Hokies already have signed Xavier Burke to go with having Kalvin Cline on the roster. Raymon Minor will definitely come in with a chance to start and be one of the replacements for Jack Tyler and Tariq Edwards.

Minor has a huge ceiling due to his size and his potential to bulk up in to a 6’3” 240lbs linebacker that could even be a high draft pick. Minor seems more like a 4-star recruit that has the type of ceiling to be a big time star on defense for the Hokies. Minor also seems to be a guy that could redshirt next season to bulk up some though at 220lbs, Minor could even be a starter as a true freshman like UCLA’s Myles Jack. Minor has huge potential and could be a guy that a lot of teams wish they would have gone after in a couple of years.