Virginia Tech football gets huge commitment from dynamic four-star wide receiver

Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry picked up a huge in-state Class of 2025 commitment from a four-star wide receiver, Matthew Outten.
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Despite the calendar turning to July, the recruiting commitments keep coming in for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry. After securing a handful of key commitments from Class of 2025 recruits in June, the third-year Hokies coach picked up a huge one Monday afternoon.

Four-star athlete Matthew Outten, a four-star from Portsmouth, Virginia, becomes the 14th player in his class to commit to Virginia Tech and the 10th from Virginia. According to 247Sports, he is the sixth-ranked prospect in the Commonwealth, 139th nationally, and will come to Blacksburg as a wide receiver. He picked the Hokies over offers from Syracuse, Penn State, and Maryland and is the second four-star recruit in the Class of 2025 to join Pry with linebacker Brett Clatterbaugh.

He plays wide receiver and defensive back at I.C. Norcom and has tremendous athleticism and speed. He runs a 6.49 55 meters and a 100 in under 11 seconds. The 6-foot-0, 200-pound speedster is a big-time commit to Virginia Tech as they continue to solidify themselves as the top program in the state over Virginia and others.

Offensively, Virginia Tech has wide receiver Jayden Anderson from Green Run already committed, and adding Outten gives the class another strong receiver. The fact that Pry and Virginia Tech were able to land a four-star recruit over Penn State says just how well things are going recruiting-wise and how quickly Pry and his staff are turning a corner in Virginia in recruiting. When he took over for Justin Fuente, he knew that relationships needed to be fixed to keep the talent home and Outten's commitment proves that.

There are other commitments on the horizon for recruits, but there is no denying that recruiting in the Class of 2025 is booming right now and it stands to only get better.