Sep 13, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Isaiah Ford (1) celebrates with running back Travon McMillian (18) after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium. East Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies have built a fairly solid class but this recruiting class has the potential to be really good if the Hokies can pick up a few more recruits. Of course, that group of remaining targets is headlined by five-star defensive end Josh Sweat who will announce his decision in four days.
Meanwhile, the Hokies are hosting their top wide receiver target today.
Lawrence Cager of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland is taking his official visit to Blacksburg today. Cager is ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, and 247 Sports with the 247 Sports Composite having him as a three-star. Cager is ranked as the 44th best wide receiver by ESPN, 42nd best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 36th best by Rivals.
At 6-5 and 200 pounds, Cager has tremendous height for a wide receiver and while he is not a speed threat, that type of height and size makes him a huge upside guy. There have been plenty of tall receivers that have been able to do damage with two recent examples being former Texas A&M WR Mike Evans and former Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin.
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Cager has huge upside and today is a great chance for the Hokies to make a strong impression especially after his first official visit happened when he was at Wake Forest for their win over the Hokies. Cager was at Ohio State last week and has an official visit to Notre Dame next week before taking one to Alabama in January.
The Hokies are probably the fourth choice right now but have been making a surge and likely will be able to give him a chance to get early playing time because of his size. The Hokies also have proven that they are willing to give freshman wide receivers the chance to play early. WR Coach Aaron Moorehead is the primary recruiter for Cager and that also could help Virginia Tech’s chances.
Today, is a great opportunity for the Hokies to make a big push for Lawrence Cager and build a lot of momentum in this recruiting battle.