The news on the recruiting front recently for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team and head coach Mike Young has not been great. Saturday, four-star recruit Micah Robinson announced he was going to play for former Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon and TCU. A small forward, his athletic ability, and being able to score from the wing and at the basket would have been a big addition to the Hokies.
In late August, Young got a commitment from Tyler Johnson. Now, there is a chance that the Hokies could get another commitment on Oct. 2.
Power forward Ryan Jones will make his announcement next week
Four-star forward Ryan Jones, who is from Gainesville, Fla., announced that he will make his decision on his future and Virginia Tech is reportedly one of the finalists along with the University of Florida. On3 reported that he has made official visits to both the Gators and Hokies.
The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Jones is a prototypical power forward who would be a huge addition in Blacksburg. He is versatile and can score both inside and outside. According to On3 Industry Rankings, Jones is the 66th rank overall player in the Class of 2024 and the ninth-ranked power forward. He spoke about the way that Young and the Hokies utilize their power forwards and how they shoot the ball well, something that fits into his skill set.
Aside from Florida and Virginia Tech, Jones is also considering Louisville, LSU, Miami, Missouri, Xavier, and Oklahoma State. He did have scheduled trips to some of those schools, but those were canceled.
The Class of 2024 has not been giving Young and the staff good news recently, but getting Jones would go a long way toward having a lot of hope in the class. Jones is the type of player that gives Virginia Tech a better chance to play with the better teams in the conference.