The Hokies added their eighth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class today when 247Sports 3-star safety Adonis Alexander (Independence; Charlotte, North Carolina) announced for Virginia Tech.
Alexander had offers from seven other schools, including Wake Forest, Appalachian State and East Carolina, but the Hokies won out thanks to their commitment to keeping him at his preferred position.
"What put me over the edge was that VT wanted to keep me at safety," he said. "Other schools wanted me to move to linebacker or defensive end, but I really wanted to play safety."
Alexander announced the decision today on Twitter, but actually had a hard time letting Tech's coaches know the good news.
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"I tried to call Coach (Shane) Beamer, but he didn't pick up," he said.
Instead, he had to track down a number for recruiting coordinator Bryan Stinespring to give him the good news.
"I was able to call him and he said he'd give Beamer the news as soon as he could," Alexander said.
Alexander seemed very positive about Tech's chances as recently as a few days ago, and he confirmed that a recent visit to campus really solidified his beliefs.
"My visit there for the spring game really impressed me," he said. "I really liked the atmosphere."