Blue-chip commits and marquee flips have kept Virginia Tech scalding hot on the recruiting trail. The Hokies pushed their efforts closer to eleven when they bucked the trend and re-secured the commitment of athletic 4-star defensive end Tyjuan Garbutt.
The 6-3, 215 pound Riverbend HS product originally committed to the Hokies on February 6, 2016, but opened up his recruitment on July 6. Pittsburgh provided the primary competition for Garbutt's services down the stretch.
"I committed again for the same reason I committed a little less than a year ago," Garbutt told The Free-Lance Star. "Coach Fuente, [Defensive coordinator Bud Foster], they're rebuilding. Virginia Tech was once a national power and I think they're getting back to that level."