Virginia Tech men's basketball priority transfer commits to SEC school

Virginia Tech comes up short in their attempt to land a Clemson transfer.
Mar 5, 2024; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Mike Young calls out
Mar 5, 2024; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Mike Young calls out / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a whirlwind for Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Mike Young when it comes to the transfer portal this spring. He has seen a mass exodus from Blacksburg with players from his 2023-24 team and on Monday, a recent commit made a rather surprising decision.

Just a month after committing to Young, UTSA transfer Jordan Ivy-Curry de-committed and reopened his recruitment. It was a very eventful month as a Hokie as he announced shortly after committing, that he put his name in for the 2024 NBA Draft while keeping his college eligibility. Now that he has reopened his recruitment, he will likely play in college next season.

There are still scholarships that Young needs to fill for next season and on Wednesday, a recruit that he recently hosted in Blacksburg committed to an SEC school.

Clemson transfer RJ Godfrey commits to Georgia

Young and his staff recently hosted Clemson transfer RJ Godfrey, who would have filled a big need for Virginia Tech, but he committed to Mike White and the University of Georgia Wednesday afternoon.

This season for the Tigers, who reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, Godfrey averaged 6.1 points a game, and 3.4 rebounds in just under 16 minutes a night. The 6-foot-8 sophomore decided to stay in his home state of Georgia rather than commit to the Hokies, which feels like another transfer portal disappointment.

Young has commitments from Ben Burnham from the College of Charleston, Rodney Brown from California, and Hysier Miller from Temple, but there are still roster spots that need to be filled. You could make the case that Godfrey was a priority as he would have been nice depth up front with Burnham and Mylyjael Poteat, but it's back to the drawing board for Young in the portal.