Over the weekend, the Virginia Tech football team hosted some recruits, including one who has already committed to Vanderbilt, who just so happens to be the Hokies season-opening opponent on Labor Day Weekend, Carson Lawrence.
The three-star wide receiver and safety from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and McCallie High School in the Class of 2025 committed for Vandy last June, but is still taking visits. His visit to Blacksburg is a good sign as there is a lot to like for recruits as to what's going on there.
Pry and Virginia Tech making a push for Lawrence
Clearly, the Hokies are interested in Lawrence and likely went all-out to impress the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder to flip his commitment. The Hokies recently lost a commitment from Marcellus Barnes in November and he reopened his recruitment. He ended up committing to Syracuse a couple of weeks ago.
Like Barnes, Lawrence committed early and you have to think he might be keeping a close eye on what's going at Vandy. They had a lot of players enter the transfer portal after the season and they are usually at the bottom of the SEC standings, so you have to wonder if he is having a change of heart.
Recruiting has been very good lately for the Hokies and getting him to flip his commitment would be a big win on the recruiting trail. He recently heard from Kentucky and he has been getting a lot of attention lately and it wouldn't be surprising to see him flip his recruitment and Virginia Tech and Pry hoping it's to Blacksburg.
Lawrence had offers from Georgia Tech, Connecticut, West Virginia, Kentucky, Appalachian State, Austin Peay, Toledo, Eastern Kentucky, and Purdue. You can watch his video here.