Highland Springs (Virginia) Tall athlete Taki Hit he had a big show at the Under Armor event at the end of March in Baltimore and it served as a glimpse of what colleges could get if he went there.

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That school turned out to be Virginia Tech, which had a 5’9, 165-pound honor student. He announced his decision on Sunday.

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His list of proposals included Boston College, Duke University, Louisville, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

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When it comes to heads-up play, the Heat has been outstanding. He was coming out of breaks quickly, catching the ball consistently, and by the end of camp it wasn’t whether he would open, but how open he would be that mattered.

When the Hokies got hired Brent Pry in December, he made sure to discuss the importance of landing prospects in the state.

“We’re going to dial our trail,” Pry said during his first comments. “We’re going to work hard to get these kids from Virginia to Blacksburg.”

Pry also hired a slew of state-affiliated coaches and it paid dividends when it came to the Heat. He feels at ease with the Hokies receivers coach. Fontel mineswho had already built a relationship with Heath while being an assistant coach at Old Dominion.

“He’s my boyfriend,” Heath said in the winter. “We are from the same city, so we have a lot in common, and when he comes, we are always in a good mood.”

Heath is the fourth member of the Virginia Tech class of 2023 from the state. He joins Radford (VA) High receiver Marcell BaylorEdge of Richmond Freeman Jason Abbey and Roanoke (Virginia) Northern Cross offensive tackle Hannes Hammer.

Commitment is eighth overall for the Hokies in the 2023 class and moves them to 21st in the nation in team rankings. They are third in the ACC rankings behind Louisville and the state of Florida.

Also in the class is Alcoa (Tennessee). High offensive lineman. Lance WilliamsHyatsville (MD) DeMatha Athlete Dante LovettBuford (GA) Tallback Dylan Wittke and Harrisburg (PA) Bishop McDevitt Offensive Projectile Gabriel Arena.

When Pry was hired to rebuild the Virginia Tech program in December, he spoke of the need to succeed in recruiting within state lines.

“We’re going to dial our trail,” Pry said at the time. “We’re going to work hard to get these kids from Virginia to Blacksburg.”