Virginia Tech Football: Hokies get two massive commitments from in-state recruits

Two Virginia Tech football recruits from Virginia Beach committed to the Hokies Friday.
Dec 27, 2023; Annapolis, MD, USA;  Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown
Dec 27, 2023; Annapolis, MD, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry already has two big commitments for the Class of 2025 in quarterback Kelden Ryan from Texas and offensive lineman Carter Stallard from Virginia. Friday, Pry, his staff, and Hokies’ fans were anxiously waiting for the word of two of the big in-state recruits to make their decision.

Cornerback Knahlij Harrell and wide receiver Jayden Anderson from Virginia Beach each had Virginia Tech in the final choice and they made their decisions on Friday afternoon.

Harrell and Anderson make their college decisions and it's a good one for the Hokies

The teammates at Green Run both announced that they are going to Virginia Tech, choosing the Hokies over other Poer 5 schools. This is a huge, huge addition to the Class of 2025 for Pry and his staff.

Anderson, a three-star and the 508th-ranked player nationally, is a big-time receiver who had a strong junior season for Green Run. He had 48 receptions for 1,282 yards, and 15 TD’s while rushing for 317 yards and three touchdowns. He also had two kickoff returns for touchdowns.  The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Anderson also had offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland and West Virginia.

Harrell, who is also a three-star, picked Virginia Tech over Maryland and West Virginia. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Harrell was offered by Virginia Tech last April and is a huge addition to the Hokies secondary.

With Ryan, Harrell, Anderson, and Stallard committed from the Class of 2025, Pry and his staff are hitting it big in recruiting in Virginia, something that needed to be done to speed up the rebuild.