Sep 7, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies safety Detrick Bonner (8) celebrates with safety Kyshoen Jarrett (34) after returning an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies are two weeks away from their first game of the 2014 season but they still have some focus on recruiting for the Class of 2015. The Hokies entered this third Saturday in August with 11 commits for the Class of 2015, 9 of which are defensive players. The Hokies have three commits at defensive back led by four-star cornerback Mook Reynolds who is the headline recruit for the Hokies’ Class of 2015 so far.
Now, the Hokies have another defensive back commit.
Three-star safety Jahque Alleyne of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia announced today that he has chosen to commit to the Virginia Tech Hokies. Alleyne is rated as the 34th best safety by the 247 Sports Composite, 40th best by ESPN, and 33rd best by Rivals. Alleyne is rated as the 17th best recruit in Virginia by the 247 Sports Composite and Rivals while ESPN has him as the Commonwealth’s 20th best recruit.
The Kentucky Wildcats were the favorites to poach Alleyne from Virginia but the Hokies made a late surge that was kicked off when Alleyne made an unofficial visit to Blacksburg on July 14th. Then, Alleyne announced that it was down to Kentucky and Virginia Tech with Alleyne announcing that the Hokies were the leader. Now, Virginia Tech has got a versatile defensive back who is more likely to be a safety.
At 6-1 and 180 pounds, Jahque Alleyne has good size for a safety though he seems to have some versatility as an athlete with 247 Sports also listing that he could play cornerback or wide receiver at the collegiate level. Alleyne is rated ahead of fellow VT safety commit Adonis Alexander in the rankings and is therefore the Hokies’ top safety commit.
The value of a recruiting effort led by recruiting coordinator Bryan Stinespring and joined by DB coach Torrian Gray really was big in getting Jahque Alleyne. The value of Gray is the most notable thing as Gray has been valuable as a secondary recruiter in also getting commitments from safety Adonis Alexander and cornerback DuWayne Johnson.
Jahque Alleyne is another solid pickup for a Virginia Tech class that has a lot of defensive depth.