Virginia Tech News: Football recruits decisions, softball, men's basketball

There is a lot to discuss in the latest Virginia Tech News.
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In the latest edition of Virginia Tech News, two potential football recruits from Virginia are closing in on their decisions, the softball team begins the 2024 season Friday, and more.

Virginia Tech football recruits to make decision

Two of the best players in the state of Virginia are closing in on their college decisions with decisions expected to come any time. Wide receiver Jayden Anderson and cornerback Knahlij Harrell are expected to make their decisions as early as Friday.

Anderson’s final group of schools he’ll choose from is Virginia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Maryland. The Green Hill Run product is a Virginia Beach native who had 15 touchdowns in 2023.

Harrell has his list of schools down to three, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Maryland. He was recently in Blacksburg to make a visit ahead of his decision. Getting either one to commit to Virginia Tech, if not both, would be a big win for Brent Pry and his staff in terms in in-state recruiting.

Virginia Tech softball kicks off 2024 season

The Virginia Tech softball team will kick off their 2024 season today with a pair of games at Auburn. The Hokies will play Illinois at 11 a.m. before playing Auburn at 2 p.m. Virginia Tech, which is ranked 23rd in the Softball Top 25, will play two more games Saturday against Belmont and Auburn, before closing out the weekend Sunday against Auburn.

Virginia Tech wrestling hosts two matches this weekend

The Hokies wrestling team will host a pair of matches this weekend in Blacksburg. Friday night they will host Duke in an ACC meet, and then will host George Mason Saturday. Both matches are the final two matches to be held in Blacksburg this season.

Virginia Tech men’s basketball returns from bye week

The Hokies men’s basketball team will return from a week off Saturday night at Notre Dame. Mike Young’s team needs to start stringing wins together if they have any vision of getting back in the NCAA Tournament conversation.