Impact of Josh Sweat’s Rescheduled Official Visit to Virginia Tech


Oct 4, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) is sacked during the second half by Virginia Tech Hokies defensive end Ken Ekanem (4) at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Virginia Tech Hokies won 34-17. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Sweat suffered a very bad knee injury the day before he planned on taking his official visit to Virginia Tech. The injury was severely unfortunate for the nation’s number 1 prospect but Sweat is going to be able to make a full recovery and will definitely have a chance to make a big impact next fall wherever he ends up.

However, the knee injury did cause Sweat to not be able to attend his original official visits to Virginia Tech and Georgia. Now, Sweat has rescheduled his visits to Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Georgia  while eliminating Oregon from the official visit list.

The order of the visits could be something that is not only a good sign of the Hokies’ position for Sweat right now but also could help the Hokies at the end of the recruiting process with momentum.

The fact that Sweat rescheduled three visits and cancelled the fourth seems to be a sign that Ohio State might also be out with Sweat’s top 3 almost certainly being Virginia Tech, Florida State, and Georgia. Sweat will visit those three schools in three straight weeks with Georgia getting the first of the three visits and the Hokies getting the last official visit.

The Hokies will get the chance to have the last official visit from Sweat and that could be huge in trying to gain momentum to get his commitment. The fact that Sweat is visiting on Thanksgiving could also lead to more prospects coming to Blacksburg on unofficial visits due to the national appeal among recruits of Sweat.

The Virginia Tech-Virginia game is also setting up to be decisive in the ACC Coastal and a big win to put the Hokies in the ACC Championship if that is the case could make a big impression. Most recruits have enjoyed their visits in Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech coaches will definitely ready to make a positive impression on Sweat.

Right now, the Hokies seem to be the slight favorites for Sweat and the fact that Virginia Tech gets the last visit is a sign of that, especially since Sweat could have decided to come at the beginning of November with the Hokies hosting Boston College on November 1st. However, Sweat ending his official visits with the Hokies likely will give the Hokies the last word while Sweat is on a college campus, especially since the five-star defensive end is likely to enroll early wherever he goes.

It is great news to see that Josh Sweat has rescheduled his visit to Virginia Tech and the timing of this visit could be very beneficial.