Virginia Tech football trying to flip Vanderbilt cornerback commit

The Hokies had Carson Lawrence in Blacksburg and the Vanderbilt commit is scheduled to return in June.
Dec 27, 2023; Annapolis, MD, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry stands with his tea
Dec 27, 2023; Annapolis, MD, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry stands with his tea / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Early last summer, three-star defensive back Carson Lawrence verbally committed to Vanderbilt. Since giving his commitment, he has still been in contact with other schools, and for the second time in a couple of months, he made his way back to Blacksburg to visit Virginia Tech

Lawrence was in Blacksburg with his mother recently and it sounds like his recruitment is still open despite committing to Vanderbilt, who just happens to be the Hokies 2024 season-opening opponent in Nashville on Labor Day Weekend. 

The 6-foot-2, 194-pound McCallie High School safety is the ninth-ranked recruit in the Class of 2025 out of Tennessee, according to 247Sports. It appears that despite his commitment to the Commodores, Lawrence is still considering his recruiting open and this is not the last time he’s scheduled to be in Blacksburg. He has a scheduled visit over the weekend of June 21-23, which is going to be a busy weekend for head coach Brent Pry and his staff as it’s a huge recruiting weekend for them.

Virginia Tech’s Class of 2025 has only two commitments on defense, Knahlij Harrell from Virginia Beach and Green Run High School and linebacker Brett Clatterbaugh from Culpeper and Eastern View. Their other three other commitments from the class are offensive players, quarterback Kelden Ryan from Texas and in-state recruits Jayden Anderson (wide receiver) from Virginia Beach and Gren Run High School, and offensive tackle Carter Stallard from Christiansburg.  

Several other schools trying to Lawrence to flip his commitment

Recruiting has been big over the last couple of months for Pry and his staff who continue to be in on five-star Faheem Delane, brother of current Hokie Mansoor, but there are other big schools involved in his recruitment as well. Chris Marve and Pry are both defensive coaches and know what they want and need in future recruiting classes and they will need to impress Lawrence when he comes back in June as he has other unofficial visits to Miami and Duke in the ACC lined up.