Virginia Tech football gets massive commitment from three-star running back

Another day, another in-state commitment for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry.
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Over the last couple of weeks, the commitments have been rolling in the Class of 2025 for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry. Friday, the Hokies had eight recruits from Virginia already committed and that was before a priority running back announced his commitment.

Three-star running back Jeffrey Overton has been a big priority for Virginia Tech and Friday afternoon, he committed to the Hokies, giving them a dynamic offensive back. Overton, who is 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds, picked Virginia Tech over South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia

Overton was the 2023-24 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year and he led Freedom High School to a state championship after rushing for 2,713 yards and an eye-popping 41 touchdowns. Just how good is he? He averaged 13 yards a carry last fall. He also hauled in 15 passes for 341 yards and three more touchdowns.

Overton should come in and make an impact right away in the backfield for offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen and really give them a talented player who is able to break tackles and make plays. Offensively, he joins quarterback Kelden Ryan and AJ Brand in the Class of 2025 along with offensive lineman Nathaniel Wright and wide receiver Jayden Anderson from Virginia Beach.

After taking a visit to Blacksburg, Overton told 247Sports that Virginia Tech feels like a natural fit with Bowen and Elijah Brooks and he also got a first-hand look at how Pry has changed the culture around the program and how the current players talked about winning, something that a lot of the player who announced that they were returning for the 2024 season mentioned as "unfinished business".

Pry continues to make major strides in recruiting in the Commonwealth and right now, even the recruits are seeing what is being built and now it's paying off with in-state recruits.