Is Virginia Tech football making a push for former Michigan 4-star recruit?

The Hokies are reportedly one of several teams looking to make a surprise splash in recruiting.
Nov 18, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry looks on during
Nov 18, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry looks on during / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Last month following winning the National Championship with a win over Washington, the Michigan Wolverines suffered a huge loss when Jim Harbaugh left Ann Arbor for the NFL and the head coaching job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Some of the Wolverines recruits who committed under the former Michigan coach have de-committed.

One of those who have decided to reopen their recruiting is four-star athlete Jaden Smith and a number of programs are pushing to get him, including Brent Pry.

Virginia Tech is reportedly in the mix for Jaden Smith

According to Anna Adams of 247Sports, Smith requested out of his NLI with the Wolverines this week and has reopened his recruiting. Schools that are reportedly in on him along with the Hokies are Auburn, Charlotte, Florida State, Kentucky, Miami, NC State, and USC.

The 6-foot-2, 198-pound is open to any school right now and doesn't have any visits to any new schools lined up yet, but his big brother Armand Brown spoke to Adams about some of the schools now after Jayden, including Virginia Tech.

""Entire staff recruited Jaden for the better part of the year and we have a lot of respect for how they've gone about it." "

Armand Brown

Recently, Pry and his staff have been hitting it big in recruiting, so they're doing something right. How good has recruiting been lately? They recently got two in-state recruits to commit to them on a PWO and turning down offers from other schools.

Last Friday, cornerback Knahlij Harrell and wide receiver Jayden Anderson from Virginia Beach in the Class of 2025 committed and that class is off to a very good start with commitments. Now the Hokies are in the mix to add a four-star athlete who committed to Michigan. With the way things have been going in recruiting lately, would it surprise anyone if they were able to land Smith? Hopefully, that comes to fruition.