Virginia Tech is burning up the trail in the Tar Heel State. With his verbal commitment, Nadir Thompson joins North Carolina products: 3-star DL Joe Kane, 4-star WR Tre Turner, and 3-star DB D.J. Crossen in the Hokies' 2018 recruiting class.
Thompson originally committed to N.C. State in May 2016, but opened up his recruitment in April after "communication problems".
The 247Sports Composite rates the 5'11", 165 pound Thompson as a 3-star athlete, but ESPN's conclusion is a 4-star evaluation. Virginia Tech pursued the two-way (WR/CB) Southern Nash HS product as a cornerback.
"He can do a little bit of everything," Southern Nash head coach Brian Foster told The Key Play in April. "We do a combination of stuff on defense. But he goes to the open-man side of the field and we don't have to worry about anything over there, which is nice."
The Hokies edged out Duke, Virginia, N.C. State, and Wake Forest for Thompson's services.