Buzz Williams added his first commit for the 2018 recruiting cycle, earning a verbal pledge from swingman Jarren McAllister of Wake Forest, N.C.'s Heritage HS.
Both current Hokies guard Justin Robinson and the Heritage HS basketball team Twitter account tweeted the news Friday afternoon, and McAllister confirmed his verbal to Virginia Tech with The Key Play.
"I can honestly say I have found a great organization that will benefit me for my four years there and the years after that," McAllister told The Heritage Herald. "After meeting with all the staff members and coach Buzz (Williams) I feel like Virginia Tech is the place I want to be. Everyone just made me feel welcome and it felt like I was with family."
The 6'3", 160-pound small forward/guard also held an offer from VCU, and is rated a 3-star recruit by the ranking service Future150 as well as 247Sports. According to MaxPreps, McAllister averaged 13.4 points, 3.4 assists, and 5.1 rebounds over 29 games last season.
Williams hopped on the tweet machine and used just a few emoji to express his feelings on McAllister's decision.