In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the Hokies make the Top 10 list for the Virginia Gatorade High School Football Player of the Year, the wrestling team loses at Cornell, and the women's basketball team pulls out an incredible win in front of a record crowd.
Hokies make Top 10 for Jeffrey Overton
Jeffrey Overton, who recently was named the 2023-24 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, released his Top 10 and Virginia Tech made the list for the Class of 2025 3-Star running back and defensive back for Freedom High School.
This season he rushed for 2,713 yards and 4 touchdowns while averaging 13.0 yards a carry. He had 15 receptions for three touchdowns and 341 yards. On defense, he had 59 tackles, five interceptions and a touchdown from his safety position.
The list of schools that have offered Overton is impressive, including ACC schools Stanford, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest, and Duke. It's been highly talked about recently, but this would be another in-state recruit hit for head coach Brent Pry to land him for the future.
Virginia Tech wrestling loses to Cornell
The Virginia Tech wrestling team continued their non-conference schedule with a 24-13 loss at Cornell.
Virginia Tech women's basketball sells out Cassell Coliseum
The first-ever sell-out at Cassell Coliseum was a game not too many people will forget. Trailing most of the game, Virginia Tech won the game on an Elizabeth Kitley basket off an inbound pass with 0.9 seconds left for a 63-62 victory over No. 3 and previousley undefeated North Carolina State. The 13th-ranked Hokies did it in front of a record 8,925 fans in attendance.
The sellout came a couple of days after Virginia Tech men's basketball player Hunter Cattoor had a message to fans about filling Cassell and they listened for one day.