The Virginia Tech Hokies have underperformed this season on the field but Virginia Tech has the potential to have a very strong recruiting class this season if they can gain commits from certain players. One of those players is Jalen Dalton.
For those who don’t know, Dalton is a four-star defensive end from West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. Dalton is ranked as one of the top 100 recruits in the nation by ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports.
For a while, Dalton seemed to be a heavy lean towards North Carolina but Virginia Tech has made a huge surge to the point where the Hokies might even be slight favorites for the four-star defensive end. Dalton has already made two unofficial visits to Blacksburg this fall but they have unfortunately come when the Hokies lost to Georgia Tech and Miami.
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However, Dalton at least enjoyed his first visit to Blacksburg while Dalton also made his official visit to North Carolina at the right time for the Hokies as Virginia Tech beat the Tar Heels while he was at Chapel Hill. Dalton is going to make a return trip to Blacksburg this upcoming weekend to take his official visit with the Hokies in great shape to poach the big time defensive end from North Carolina.
Defensive line coach Charley Wiles has been the primary recruiter for Dalton and Wiles has done a great job making the Hokies arguably the favorites to get Dalton. Wiles has probably been able to sell Dalton on the fact that he might be able to play as a backup defensive end as a freshman with Dalton having the skills to battle Seth Dooley for the third defensive end spot behind Dadi Nicolas and Ken Ekanem.
This will be a great chance for the Hokies to make a big impression on Jalen Dalton and make the final push to try to beat North Carolina and gain one of the top defensive ends in the Class of 2015.
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