Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Tre Turner Commits to the Hokies

Tech adds a stud 4-star WR to its 2018 recruiting class.

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Virginia Tech's recruiting emphasis in North Carolina for the 2018 cycle — the #NC2VT campaign — netted its most highly touted prospect to date. Tre Turner went public with his commitment on , a pledge which had the Hokies jumping for a couple of weeks. Turner joins defensive tackle Joe Kane as the pair of Tar Heel State prospects currently verballed to Tech's '18 class.

The 6-3, 175 pound Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, NC) wide receiver/athlete is a consensus 4-star recruit among the major services.

Service Stars Position National North Carolina
247Sports Composite ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Athlete 149 6
247Sports ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Athlete 190 10
Rivals ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wide Receiver 101 4
ESPN ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wide Receiver 182 4
Scout ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wide Receiver 286 3

Turner opted for the Hokies over offers from Florida State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville, and Miami.

"The campus is like no other, it's a different feel than anything I've ever felt," Turner told The Key Play in May. (The same interview includes analysis from Turner's coach, Jared Rolfes, and Turner discusses being pitched as a dual sport athlete.) "Coach Fuente, he has a good thing going with the offense there."

#Hokies are in hot pursuit of 4-star WR Tre Turner. Tre and his head coach, Jared Rolfes, discuss the former's recruitment and where Virginia Tech stands (spoiler: to the top). http://www.thekeyplay.com/virginia-tech-football-recruiting/2017/05/14174/one-nations-top-athlete-prospects-tre-turner-has A post shared by The Key Play (@thekeyplay) on May 5, 2017 at 5:47am PDT

Turner caught 52 passes for 1,065 yards in 11 games last season, an impressive 20 yards per catch.

"With as tall as he is, as smooth as he is, with the quick twitch in his hips and his reactions, most of those things you don't see from guys that tall," Northwest Guilford coach Jared Rolfes told The Key Play in May. "He can do what kids at 5'9" or 5'10" can do, speed wise.

"Once he got comfortable, it was just like a rocket ship taking off."

Bottom line, Turner is a marquee playmaker that Justin Fuente and his staff identified and offered (latter in February 2016) early in their Virginia Tech tenures. Along with Darryle Simmons, Turner fills a void as a taller receiver who can thrive split out wide. Furthermore, by securing Turner's pledge in May, the Hokies' efforts to land additional North Carolina recruits throughout the 2018 cycle stand to benefit from a splashy springtime commitment.

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I find it super ironic that its in the rain

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Wait so is UNC Theoden here? Because um.....they wound up winning this battle....

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I had a similar line of thinking...
But then I didn't want to be a debbie downer.

I'm glad you were my debbie downer.

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Ooooh boy......

"Stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!" - William Addison Caldwell, 1872

This is exciting, but it's still a long time until signing day.

Now we're talking six to midnight!

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Football and basketball huh?

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Yay! Joe can use his commitment write up!

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Nice pickup for the Hokies. Keep it going. NC2VT.

Start Jumping Boyz...we're getting there in recruiting too. In Fuente we trust

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Considering how often we play ECU....

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Good week keeps getting better. Does anybody know how good he is at playing basketball by any chance and was he offered by Buzz at any point? Playing 2 sports in this day and age is virtually impossible, but I'm excited for him.

Big get! Bring your friends, Tre!!!

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Even better is the salty UNC fans tweeting at him

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FAM! Welcome Mr. Turner!

Loving this new NC2VT pipeline.

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Great strategy going after the NC and Penn kids. Hopefully it helps our long term goal of locking down the home state

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But I know what you're saying

I'm excited.

A taller version of Isaiah Ford with the speed and twitch of a 5'10'' athlete? The receiving corp just got better with Turner on board. Welcome to Hokienation!

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Great Write-up by 247's Steve Wiltfong

Also a fantastic basketball player, the long and lean Turner has great body control and leaping ability which makes him an outstanding target in the red zone.

Turner is a hands catcher with after-the-reception wiggle and good speed to get loose on those bubble screens for big plays.

Very thin, Turner hasn't come close to maxing out physically.

I believe the moment Turner walks in the door in Blacksburg he'll be one of the most talented receivers in the room (although the buzz out of Blacksburg is strong regarding red-shirt freshman Phil Patterson along with Farley), joining a group that will all be back from the 2017 season minus Cam Phillips and graduate transfer James Clark. Look for Turner and another North Carolina product in freshman-to-be tight end Drake Deiuliis to become two of the more dynamic players in the ACC.

Justin Fuente and his staff are putting together a nice blend of talent in the passing game as Kalil Pimpleton and Sean Savoy are two others I expect to put up numbers during their time in Blacksburg, same thing with Ball State transfer Damon Hazleton who has to sit out this fall because of NCAA transfer rules.

As a junior Turner caught 52 passes for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's a two-way playmaker that broke up eight passes on defense.

Wiltfong is 247's Director of Recruiting and for him to be so high on Turner, but more importantly, our young receiving corps as a whole is exciting. He says Turner will instantly compete with Caleb Farley who he calls our "soon-to-be crown jewel."

Sounds like Turner will be enrolling early, doing spring practice with the team, playing football in the fall and then will be a preferred walk-on for Buzz.

Missed playing valuable final four minutes in April.

Always choose joy.

With Turner and Simmons our WR recruiting class is obviously going to be solid. Does any body have a read on how these commitments might affect our standing with Spalding and Mitchell? If we could land one of those two guys this class of pass catchers would be pretty incredible.

Mitchell is being recruited as a TE. I think we will continue to pursue him and Kyle Pitts as well. As far as WR goes, we still be after Daniel George hard. I'm not sure how hard we will pursue Spalding, but if George goes elsewhere then we could ramp up the efforts for his services.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

Spoke with a friend immediately after Turner's commitment, and he thinks that the only WR that they're going to pursue is George. Don't think Spalding or anyone other than George will have a spot.

Man, I hope that's not true, I am a big fan of Spalding. I would be pumped about George as well, but I'm not confident we land him. I think Spalding has a big upside as a complete receiver and seems like if we pursue him we have a chance to land him.

Anyone know the chances of getting Daniel George? It seems like PSU is the heavy favorite.

I just watched his highlights....WOW

He likes us a lot and we're in it more than the cb's and common opinion would indicate, but I'd still consider PSU the favorite with a decent, but not sizable lead. It'll either be PSU or VT.

On the PSU note, how many OTs are they taking this year? Because it seems like we're head to head on all our targets and they've got 3 of them and look to beat us on Bradley and Walker too.

Good lord does that team run enough bubble screens? More surprisingly is how it continues to work time and time again. The kid does oddly look like a more athletic version of Isaiah Ford

Fuente and company in NC...

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What a great pull

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