The Blacksburg Bash, Virginia Tech's marquee summer BBQ recruiting event, got off to a sizzling start Saturday. In short order, the Hokies added running back Keshawn King to their 2019 recruiting class. The 6-1, 185 pound Oakleaf HS (Orange Park, FL) product picked Tech over a potpourri of Power Five offers. The 247Sports Composite rates King as a 3-star (0.8777) RB. ESPN tabs him as a 4-star recruit, and ranks him as the 20th running back in the nation.
According to Jacksonville.com, King rushed for 1,427 yards on 201 carries during his junior campaign. He also accounted for 20 total touchdowns.
Even though the Hokies offered him in May, King's commitment, during his first unofficial visit to Virginia Tech, seemingly came out of nowhere. Unexpected news can be the best kind of news, especially on the recruiting trail.