The Hokies snagged their third cornerback of the 2018 class with the commitment of Jermaine Waller on Thursday
The Virginia Tech Hokies are days away from opening up fall camp ahead of the 2017-18 season. The players currently on the roster are preparing for the task at hand, while the coaching staff is focusing both on the upcoming season, as well as the future members of the Hokies.
On Thursday afternoon, the Hokies gained another one of those future member of their roster, as 2018 3-star cornerback Jermaine Waller committed to Virginia Tech. Waller, who is a 6’2″ 170 lbs. prospect from Bethesda, Maryland (The Avalon School) also held scholarship offers from Maryland, Connecticut, East Carolina, and NC State among others.
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Waller attended the Blacksburg Bash last weekend with fellow recruits, commits, and the Virginia Tech coaching staff. Just days later, he now commits to the Hokies as the seventh defensive back in the 2018 recruiting class, and the third player who is listed strictly as a cornerback (D.J. Crossen and Braxton Clark are the other two).
Defensive back was the highest priority for the coaching staff heading into this recruiting cycle, and the Hokies likely are not done yet. One of the highest rated recruits left on their board is Michigan product Kalon Gervin, a 4-star cornerback who was also in town for the Blacksburg Bash last weekend. The 5’11” 180 lbs Gervin recently visited Alabama, but aside from the Hokies, has been recruited hardest by the Oregon Ducks.
Virginia Tech has been labeled by 247 Sports’ Crystal Ball as the leader in the clubhouse for Gervin, who is expected to announce his verbal commitment in the near future.