3. WR Lawrence Cager
4-Star wide receiver Lawrence Cager of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Maryland is definitely one of Virginia Tech’s top 3 remaining recruiting targets. Multiple programs, including the Hokies, are going to be making a big final push for Cager with the Maryland recruit announcing his college commitment on January 3rd at the U.S. Army All-American Game.
Cager is ranked as the 42nd best wide receiver by the 247 Sports Composite, 36th best by Rivals, and 44th best by ESPN. Cager is also ranked as the 7th best recruit in Maryland by the 247 Sports Composite, 5th best by Rivals, and 8th best by ESPN.
Cager recently released a top five via Rivals’ Mike Farrell which included Georgia, Miami, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Ole Miss in that order. Ohio State and Notre Dame seemed like two of the top contenders, but are apparently completely out of the hunt while Wake Forest still might have a very small chance.
The Hokies received their first prediction in their favor for Cager on 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball from 247 Sports’ Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Virginia Tech is the only one in Cager’s top 5 to receive an official visit from him, and that could become valuable by the time he announces.
Georgia was listed as the number 1 team by Cager, but the Bulldogs have not even offered him a scholarship. Meanwhile, Alabama and Miami both seem like two quality contenders for Cager that could both potentially give him early playing time with the Crimson Tide likely to lose Amari Cooper, and Miami losing Phillip Dorsett.
Virginia Tech definitely has a decent chance at getting Cager who could make an early impact in Blacksburg.
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