Over the last 15 seasons, Virginia Tech Defensive Recruiting Coordinator and cornerback coach Derek Jones has been recruiting some of the top talents in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. He’s in just his second season on Brent Pry’s staff, however, he has good knowledge of the area after spending some time at Duke.
He has seen his fair share of defensive backs on the recruiting trail during his time in college football and after the Hokies made the signing of Quentin Reddish official, Jones had a promising take about the Charlotte native.
Reddish, a four-star recruit, is 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds and will be joining a deep and talented defensive back room when he gets to Blacksburg. According to 247 Sports, he is ranked 547th nationally, 56th at his position, and 16th in North Carolina. In his high school career, he had just under 200 tackles and 14 interceptions.
The Independence High School safety will join a unit that already has Dorian Strong and Mansoor Delane coming back in 2024. Saying that Reddish is one of the best prospects out of the Charlotte area is impressive.
Reddish is the type of player who can come in and make an impact, but with Delane and Strong in the fold, that will take some of the pressure off of him. Defensive backs are going to be key for the Hokies as the ACC is getting some quarterbacks throughout the conference and there are going to be a lot of balls thrown in the air next couple of seasons.
Virginia Tech has always been good in the secondary and Pry, a former defensive coordinator at Penn State under James Franklin before coming to Virginia Tech, knows how important the position is. Reddish has the potential to be a very good Hokie in a position that has been good.