Virginia Tech had a busy Wednesday on the recruiting front, as the program dished out offers to three different prospects, including two Baltimore, Maryland products in class of 2022 guard Christian Winborne from The Gilman School and class of 2024 forward Derik Queen from St. Frances Academy.
The program also offered class of 2022 forward Cameron Corhen from John Paul II HS in Plano, Texas.
Winborne, a 6′ 2″ guard, first landed on the national radar when Kansas State offered him back in 2018, but since then, his recruiting trajectory has cooled off into the realm of mid-major offers until late this summer. Since July, Xavier, LSU and now the Hokies have hopped into the contest for Winborne’s services, who will try to improved Gilman’s 16-9 mark from last season.
Speaking to 247Sports about his recruitment, Winborne spoke about what Virginia Tech saw in him, stating…”They’ve been telling me similar of how I’m able to see the floor, run the team and be a floor general and a floor leader.”
As for Winborne’s cross-town rival in Queen, Virginia Tech is just the second offer for the young prospect along with Maryland. Queen is a 6′ 8″ rising power forward whose stock should only grow in the years to come, especially as he anchors a team in St. Frances that is regularly included in the national rankings.
Currently, he’s regarded as one of the top talents for the 2024 class in the state of Maryland.
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The lone “non-DMV-er” in the group from Wednesday’s offer-fest is Corhen, who also stands at 6′ 8″ and grabbed his first power five offer from Virginia Tech. Corhen is a gradually developing player who could grab more attention from Big 12 and Big Ten schools in the coming year, if he continues to work on his body and develop the versatility of his game.
Between Corhen and the previously mentioned Winborne, the Hokies have 38 open offers in the class of 2022, broken down by position to 16 forwards/centers, 13 wing players and 9 guards.