Virginia Tech News: 5-Star recruit makes his decision, Hunter Cattoor & More

There is a lot to break down in this edition of Virginia Tech News with the football team, men's basketball team and women's basketball team.
Jan 23, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor (0) celebrates
Jan 23, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor (0) celebrates / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech News, a football recruit announces his commitment, Hunter Cattoor reaches another milestone, and more.

Ari Watford makes a decision

Virginia Tech was one of the finalists for the No. 1 Edge rusher in the Class of 2025, Ari Watford, from Norfolk, Virginia. He announced his decision and he will attend Clemson over Syracuse and Ohio State. This season Hokies coach Brent Pry and his staff have done a good job landing some of the top recruits in Virginia, but this one hurts, especially with him landing in the ACC with the Tigers.

Hunter Cattoor reaches milestone

Virginia Tech shooting guard Hunter Cattoor has been racking up the records this season for the Hokies and against Boston College, the Florida native added to his impressive list in Blacksburg for head coach Mike Young.

In Virginia Tech's 76-71 victory over the Eagles Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum, Cattoor played in his 137th career game for the Hokies, a new program record. Against Boston College, he scored 17 points as Tech held off a second-half surge from BC to improve to 12-7 overall and 4-4 in the ACC head of Saturday night's game at home against Georgia Tech (9-10).

Virginia Tech women to host Georgia Tech

The Virginia Tech women's basketball team will return to the court Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum against Georgia Tech at 6 p.m. The status of two of the Hokies guards, Georgia Amoore and Cayla King, are still in doubt. Amoore was injured a week ago in a loss at Duke when she took an elbow to the head diving for a loose ball. King was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's win at home against Clemson when he collided with a Tigers player and appeared to hurt her ankle. Both would be huge losses in the lineup for coach Kenny Brooks.