With each passing day, the 2023-24 college basketball season gets closer and closer. Virginia Tech coach Mike Young and staff are planning for the upcoming season, but it didn’t stop them from hitting the recruiting trail Tuesday.
Young and his staff were reported to be in attendance to see a four-star guard who was offered a scholarship from the Hokies and was recently on campus in Blacksburg for a visit.
Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Mike Young watched Gicarri Harris’ workout
Travis Branham of 247Sports reported that Young and his staff were in attendance at the Class of 2024 four-star recruit and combo guard Gicarri Harris’ workout on Tuesday. Harris visited the Virginia Tech campus on Sept. 8 and the Hokies are one of six schools to give him an official offer.
Harris is listed at 6-foot- and is an athletic combo guard who can do it all. He can shoot the 3-ball effectively as a catch-and-shoot shooter, and break down a defense to set up a teammate while being able to also get to the basket to score. Defensively he’s a tough on-ball defender and can fight through a screen.
It’s going to be a little bit before Harris makes his decision as he still has two more official visits scheduled over the next couple of weeks. He’s scheduled to visit Purdue and head coach Matt Painter this coming Sunday, then will head to LSU on Sept. 22 to visit the Tigers in Baton Rouge, La. Other schools competing for Harris’ services are Standford, who ironically is headed for the ACC from the Pac-12, the University of Miami in Florida, and fellow ACC foe Georgia Tech.
Virginia Tech already has one Class of 2024 recruit committed in Tyler Johnson. Harris would be a huge get for Young and his staff for the future.