Nov 30, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive players line up against Virginia Tech Hokies offensive players in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
National Signing Day is less than one week away, and the Virginia Tech Hokies are making their final few pushes for certain recruits in the Class of 2015. The Hokies are also making their final few evaluations just to make sure that they have made offers to every player that they feel is worthy of receiving one.
On January 27th, the Hokies may have extended their final offer to a Class of 2015 recruit.
The Virginia Tech Hokies extended a scholarship offer to center Zachariah Hoyt of Salem High School in Salem, Virginia. The Hokies became the third program to offer Hoyt joining BYU and Pittsburgh, but the Hokies have been lurking for a while and are definitely the favorites now.
One big thing with this offer is the fact that he would have to grayshirt which means he would not enroll untill next spring if he chooses to come to Virginia Tech.
Hoyt has not received a rating from ESPN, but he has been rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals, and a low three-star recruit by both the of 247 Sports’ rankings. Hoyt is ranked as the 20th best center and the 50th best recruit in Virginia by the 247 Sports Composite.
Hoyt took an official visit to Pittsburgh last weekend, and is currently scheduled to visit BYU this weekend though it will be interesting to see if he still does take that visit or if he tries to take an official visit to Virginia Tech.
Hoyt is a fairly under-the-radar prospect with his 3 offers, and the fact that 247 Sports just gave him a grade within the last couple of days along with ESPN not having a grade for him.
The timing of the offer makes you wonder if the Hokies aren’t very confident in holding on to 3-star OT Mike Arnold especially after Arnold received an offer from LSU within the last week. Former Virginia Tech and current LSU OL coach Jeff Grimes may be making a strong push for Arnold, and Stacy Searels wants to make sure he adds a little more depth on the interior of the offensive line.
It is not certain that the Hokies will get Zachariah Hoyt, but Virginia Tech is definitely the favorite to get him.
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