Virginia Tech dipped into the Sunshine State for four signees in the 2011 class, including Robert Lockhart from Boca Raton (Fla.) West Boca Raton.
For the 2012 class, they are hoping to continue that trend of landing some Florida talent and once again they are looking at a West Boca Raton product.
"Virginia Tech offered me a full scholarship last night," West Boca Raton linebacker Jawand Blue said. "I talked with Coach Charley Wiles, the defensive line coach. He just told me that he watched my film and showed it to the other coaches and that they liked the way I play. He asked me about my grades and stuff like that."
The 6-foot, 200-pound inside linebacker is familiar with the Hokies due to some former Florida products that already call Blacksburg home, and his current teammate who will be reporting up there in just a few months.
"I know Jayron Hosley, Mark Leal, and one of my teammates, Robert Lockhart, is heading up there next year," Blue said. "They just told me it is a good place to go and a good environment. They said they have a good relationship with the coaches and it is just a good school with good tradition. They play for championships every year."
Blue hopes to get an up-close and personal view of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech in late April.
"I am trying to find out if I can go to the spring game," Blue said. "They really want me to come but I just need to find a way there."
In addition to the Hokies, Blue is receiving interest from Miami, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Louisville, and UCF. He is taking a Junior Day visit to UCF on March 26th.