Ricardo John Has A Bright Future for the Virginia Tech Hokies


Jul 8, 2013; Harrison, NJ, USA; Escorts show off the Trinidad and Tobago flag before the team

The Virginia Tech Hokies’ men’s soccer program is slowly but steadily building the program up as they look to become national contenders in the future especially with the success of the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team. The Hokies have players from all over the world on the roster but one breakout freshman from Trinidad and Tobago has been impressive.

Ricardo John from St. Augustine Secondary School in Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago is already looking like someone who could be one of the best soccer players ever for the Hokies. John started the season on the bench but has appeared in all 12 games and is now a regular starter with 8 starts on the season.

The stats back up John’s impressive start with the freshman leading the Hokies with 4 goals along with having an assist. A more impressive stat is the fact that 17 of his 28 shots have been on goal which works out to be just over 60%. This is a very impressive stat especially since John has taken the most shots of any Hokie soccer player this season.

John has the potential to be a big time aerial threat on corners at 6-3 but John is already a quality dribbler that can cut through defender and create space to make a shot or pass it to another player who is open. John has the potential to have some sort of professional career whether that be in Major League Soccer or in a lower tier like the NASL or USL Pro and could represent his country internationally also depending on how good he becomes.

For now, what we know is that Ricardo John is one talented player that has a very bright future in Blacksburg.