Virginia Tech makes Top 6 for Class of 2025 five-star women's basketball recruit

Virginia Tech women's basketball makes the Top 6 for five-star Class of 2025 recruit Divine Bourrage.
Divine Bourrage spins a basketball on her finger Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Davenport North High School.
Divine Bourrage spins a basketball on her finger Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, at Davenport North High School. / Julia Hansen/Iowa City Press-Citizen /

The last five-star women's basketball recruit to commit to Virginia Tech was Elizabeth Kitley. Could first-year coach Megan Duffy be on the path to landing the next one?

Friday, five-star Divine Bourrage from Davenport, Iowa, narrowed her list of schools to six with the Hokies making the cut ahead of her official visits this fall. Joining the Hokies in her top six are South Carolina, Baylor, Illinois, Arizona, and LSU.

According to 247Sports, she has already set up some official visits for the fall. She has scheduled visits to Arizona on Sept. 7, California on Sept. 14, Virginia Tech on Sept. 21, and LSU on Oct. 12. California is a noticeable visit that is not in ther final six and it remains to be seen if she'll keep that visit scheduled.

Powerhouse programs competing with Virginia Tech for Divine Bourrage

Duffy is going to have her work cut out for her in recruiting Bourrage as some powerhouse programs such as South Carolina and LSU are also in the mix. Dawn Staley and Kim Mulkey generally have a ton of success recruiting, but Duffy has had some midwest recruiting success from her time at Marquette, which could come into play in recruiting Bourrage, who recently told 247Sports last month,

"I Like Virginia Tech because every time I talk to their coaches they always have great energy — especially for them to be a new staff. I like them."

Divine Bourrage

Duffy has already put together an impressive Class of 2025 with a pair of four stars who have already given her a commitment. Guard Katie Sears of North Carolina and Amani Jenkins from Iowa are the first two recruits for the Hokies' new coach and Bourrage, who is the No. 5 overall player in the class according to ESPN and No. 7 according to On3, would make it a huge class with a commitment to Blacksburg.