Nov 28, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) is hit as he passes the ball as Virginia Tech Hokies defensive end Dadi Nicolas (90) and linebacker Deon Clarke (40) defend in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies have gone after plenty of big time recruits but Josh Sweat is arguably the best recruit the Hokies have pursued in a long time. Sweat is a big time recruit that just about every program would love to have and his mother has now told one source of his collegiate decision.
Sweat is not on Twitter but just about every recruiting analyst across the country will be relieved to have a certain date for his announcement. Sweat might be the best player to come out of the Oscar Smith High School football program that is loaded with tons of talent including Virginia Tech 3-star running back commit Deshawn McClease.
Sweat had a top 5 at one point but Sweat cancelled his Oregon official visit and the Ducks seem to have no chance of getting him. Ohio State seems to be the fourth choice and while they are a long shot, they are not completely out of it.
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The top 3 contenders for Sweat seem to be Virginia Tech, Georgia, and Florida State. The Bulldogs visited Sweat at his home yesterday while the Hokies are taking an in-home visit with Sweat today. Florida State will likely take an in-home visit with Sweat next week while Virginia Tech and Georgia might try to take a second in-home visit next week.
Right now, Virginia Tech seems to be the favorite for Sweat and his visit to Blacksburg seems to have gone really well. Florida State has the recent success card to help them while all three programs should be able to offer him some sort of early playing time though none of the three will likely be able to offer him a starting spot as a freshman especially the Hokies.
Virginia Tech has the in-state advantage along with their great defensive reputation. Personally, I think December 10th will be a great day for the Hokies but anything could happen.