Virginia Tech Football: 3-Star Athlete Bryce Watts Commits to the Hokies


After landing 4-star safety Devon Hunter on Friday evening, the Hokies continued their hot streak, gaining the commitment of 3-star athlete Bryce Watts on Saturday

The Virginia Tech Hokies continued their strong recruiting weekend by adding a 26th member to their 2017 class on Saturday night.

After gaining the commitment of 4-star safety Devon Hunter on Friday, the Hokies flipped 3-star athlete Bryce Watts, a former Rutgers commit, to Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Watts announced his commitment to the Hokies following his official visit to Blacksburg during the day on Saturday.

Watts is a 6’0″, 165 lbs. prospect out of Toms River, New Jersey, who is ranked as a 3-star athlete and the number 31 receiver in the state by 247Sports Composite. It is unclear if Watts will play receiver at the college level, but if he does not translate there, it is likely he will be a strong candidate to work as a defensive back for the Hokies.

The commitment of Watts only further improves the Hokies’ standing in the national recruiting rankings, as they move from 25th nationally to 24th with the addition of Watts to the class, according to 247Sports.

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The Hokies are hoping for a few additional prospects to commit before National Signing Day on February 1st, a couple of which were on campus with Watts in Blacksburg this weekend.

3-star offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, a 6’7″ 345 lbs. prospect from Highland Springs, Virginia, and 4-star athlete Tyjuan Garbutt, a 6’3″ 215 lbs. prospect from Fredericksburg, Virginia, both took official visits to Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Justin Fuente and his coaching staff have been in hot pursuit of both, hoping to continue to close strong with their 2017 recruiting class before National Signing Day in a little over a week.

Stay with Fighting Gobbler for the latest news on Garbutt and Becton, as well as any additional signees to the 2017 class for the Hokies.