Hokies land running back Jalen Holston from Stockbridge, Georgia as the 18th member of the 2017 recruiting class
Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente has wasted no time getting the football program back in the national spotlight in his first year on the job.
From a 9-4 regular season that included a narrow loss to #3 Clemson in the ACC Championship game, to putting together a sizable 2017 recruiting class, Fuente has made his presence felt quickly in the ACC.
On Thursday night, Fuente’s Hokies continued their positive momentum on the recruiting trail, as Jalen Holston, a 5’11”, 200 lbs. running back out of Stockbridge, Georgia committed to Virginia Tech as the 18th member of the 2017 recruiting class, and the first running back of the group.
Holston is listed as a three-star recruit according to 247 Sports, and is ranked as the number 38 player nationally at running back.
Rivals also has Holston ranked as a three-star recruit, and have him rated as the number 48 running back in the country.
Meanwhile, ESPN has Holston rated as a four-star prospect and 35th-ranked overall running back in the 2017 class.
Bottom line? The kid can play.
While it is not considered a position of need currently with veterans Travon McMillian and Marshawn Williams in the fold, Holston could become a major factor at the position over the next couple of seasons.
Holston chose the Hokies over a variety of suitors, as he held scholarship offers from North Carolina, Louisville, and South Carolina, just to name a few.
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