Virginia Tech's bread and butter for recruiting is the area in and around Virginia Beach, known as "the 757," and the Hokies may have found their next star recruit at Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch.
Junior wide receiver Tyrique Boothe just picked up his first offer from the Hokies last week.
"They really caught me off guard," said the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Boothe. "The school pulled me out of class and I went to see my coaches and they were watching film with one of the Virginia Tech coaches, coach Brown I think. They were asking me if I could see myself playing there.
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"They ended up offering me a scholarship to play there," he said. "My dad went to Clemson but I was always a Virginia Tech fan as well. "
T.J., as he likes to be called, is interested in a few other schools as well.
"Tennessee, Boston College, Old Dominion and Navy are the most in the mix right now," said Boothe. "I like the way that Old Dominion plays but I really don't know much about Boston College, Navy or Tennessee so I'm going to try to go to those camps and find out more about them."
Boothe has already planned out how long he wants his recruitment to last.
"I want to go to camps at Virginia, Temple, Boston College, Tennessee and East Carolina," he said. "I'd like to make my commitment in August, before my senior season. Hopefully, I'll be able to make cuts in the summer when the offers start rolling in that way I can make my decision in August."
Last seas, Boothe helped Western Branch to a 9-3 record.