Saturday will mark the biggest recruiting day for the Hokies this season, and maybe even the calendar year. The Hokies will host some of their biggest targets for the 2021 class, as well as 2020 commits and prospects and some potential 2022 and 2023 targets. Here's a list of the recruits visiting for the Carolina game (Recruit - Position -School - Region): *Disclaimer: This is not an official list
CJ Beasley (commit) - RB - Maury - 757
Tyree Saunders (commit) - WR - First Coast - Northeast Florida
Noah Kim (commit) - QB - Westfield - NoVA
Ramon Copeland, Jr. - WR - Oscar Smith - 757
Gary Smith III - DT - Shelbyville - Tennessee
Derek Bermudez (FSU commit) - CB - Sandalwood - Northeast Florida
Max McClendon - RB - University Christian - Northeast Florida
Andrew Canelas - OT - Leesville Road - Central NC
Maurice Freeman - DB/LB - Oscar Smith - 757
Naquan Brown - DE - Ocean Lakes - 757
Christopher Johnson - TE - Ribault - Northeast Florida
Bryce Carter - DE - Thomas Dale - Richmond
Walter Simmons III - QB - Oakleaf - Northeast Florida
Javon McIntyre - DB - Imhotep Institute - Philly
Pat Bryant - WR - Atlantic Coast - Northeast Florida
Enai White - ATH - Imhotep Institute - Philly
Prince Williams, Jr. - WR - Woodgrove - NoVA
Paul Hutson - OG - Maury - 757
JaVawn Burden, Jr. - WR - Princess Anne - 757
Orel Gray - CB - University Christian - Northeast Florida
The biggest name for Hokies fans to keep in their minds now is Naquan Brown. He's a top 5 DE in the nation and will probably be the number one target in the 2021 class for Bud Foster's successor.
Another name to watch is Christopher Johnson. Johnson is a lanky, downfield playing tight-end much like James Mitchell. He's highschool teammates with current Hokies commit Keonta Jenkins, so the Hokies are for sure in the running.
Enai White is the #1 player in the state of PA for 2022, and a freak athlete. 6'4", 210lbs., plays DE, LB, anything he really wants, truthfully.
Andrew Canelas is a very very big kid. He's 6'8", 303lbs. That's gotta make Vance Vice stare off into the distance and daydream a little.
Gary Smith III is a good DT prospect that plays a lot like Ricky Walker. This weekend is his official visit. He has his choices down to the Hokies and Duke. He would be a really good addition to the 2020 class, and could help develop some depth at a position that the Hokies have really struggled with the past 2-3 seasons.
Big weekend in terms of getting some top-end guys to Blacksburg. 6'8" 303lbs. big, to be exact.