Virginia Tech Hokies News: Key recruiting decisions for football & basketball looming

In this recruiting edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, there are two football decisions to discuss and one for men's basketball.
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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, a football recruit makes his decision, another one will announce his Monday, as well as a basketball recruit who has the Hokies in his final six.

Three-star offensive lineman announces decision

Recruiting has been going very, very well in June for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry as he hd a slew of commits, including several from the state of Virginia. As we enter the "Dead Period", there are still decisions that are going to be made and a three-star offensive lineman who listed the Hokies as a finalist made his decision.

Michael Gibbs of Wilmington, N.C. announced that he has committed to North Carolina State in the Class of 2025, passing over Virginia Tech and Duke in what turned into an ACC battle for him. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Gibbs is the 23rd-ranked player in North Carolina in his class according to 247Sports.

In-state Class of 2025 recruit to announce decision Monday

While Virginia Tech missed out on Gibbs, there is an in-state recruit set to announce his decision on Monday and the Crystal Ball Predictions from 247Sports are painting a promising picture for the Hokies and Pry.

Matthew Outten, a three-star athlete from Portsmouth will decide between Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Penn State, with the Hokies the favorites, but as we know, things can change at any time when it comes to recruiting. His last official visit was last weekend in Blacksburg.

Men's basketball recruit to announce decision

While all the recruiting attention lately has been with the Hokies football team, men's basketball coach Mike Young will be awaiting a decision from a Class of 2025 four-star forward Jaylen Harrell who has narrowed his choices down to the Hokies, Alabama, Rutgers, Xavier, Providence, Kansas, and Alabama.

He is the No. 1 ranked player in Massachusetts according to 247Sports and the Hokies are going up against some really good programs.