Oct 12, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers tight end Manasseh Garner (82) gets tackled from behind by Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) during the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies have been quiet recently on the recruiting trail after the Hokies gained a commitment from Mook Reynolds and lost another commitment from Michael Barnett. The Hokies were down to three commits with cornerbacks Mook Reynolds and DuWayne Johnson being two of the more recent commits. The longest commit was athlete Ashton White who is most likely to be a cornerback and seemed fairly solid though not too solid due to it being so early in the process.
Now, Ashton White has made the decision to reopen the recruiting process and decommit from the Hokies which now weakens the Class of 2015 even more for the Hokies. Now some people will panic and think that the Hokies are once again having some recruiting struggles but this is somewhat standard procedure because this is so early on in the process. White knows that this is a long process and opening up his recruiting once again shouldn’t be a concern for fans.
Ashton White still seems to have Virginia Tech at the top of his list but White wants to have some patience and take some more time in making his decision. Tennessee and Penn State have both emerged as serious contenders also for White and the Nittany Lions seem to be the main threat with James Franklin flexing his recruiting power at the end of the Class of 2014 cycle. Frank Beamer and the Hokies know that they still have a very good chance at keeping Ashton White.