Tayvion Robinson (second from right) and family (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Virginia Tech grabs another high quality commit from the 757 in Tayvion Robinson
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Virginia Tech is getting it done in the 757.
Just weeks after landing a commitment from one of the nation’s top defensive backs in Oscar Smith athlete Cam’ron Kelly (2019 ATH 6-1 190), Virginia Tech’s recruiting class of 2019 just got richer.
At a party hosted by his family on Sunday night, multi-sport star Tayvion Robinson (2019 ATH 5-11 165) made his verbal commitment to Virginia Tech.
The family came out on the front porch together, and after a short speech by Tayvion, everyone on the porch revealed their Virginia Tech gear.“It’s been a great journey. Every journey must come to an end. With that being said… for the next three to four years, I’ll be spending my football and academic career at Virginia Tech,” said Robinson.
“It felt more like home,” said Robinson after the commitment. “To be honest, it was everything: the campus, the school, the atmosphere on game day, the fans, the coaches, the players, the facilities.”
He cited his close relationship with Virginia Tech assistant coach Zohn Burden and the influence of being able to band together with athletes like Cam Kelly to make the Hokies a better team.
With the commitment, Robinson joins not only Kelly, but also Richmond area commits Jaden Payoute (L.C. Bird) and Jahad Carter (Henrico). Robinson was all smiles at Virginia Tech’s satellite football camp at Christopher Newport University ten days ago.
At that prospect camp, it became immediately obviously that the Hokies coaching staff is already working on continuing the pipeline to the 757, and they’re making a big push in the class of 2020 and 2021. The Hokies are intently recruiting class of 2020 running back Kaelon Black, who landed an offer that night. Class of 2021 lineman Marquise Brunson (Princess Anne) earned an offer while Brunson’s teammate, Tony Grimes already holds a Hokie offer. Virginia Tech was also keenly aware of class of 2020 standouts Malcolm Britt (Oscar Smith) and Lamareon James (Indian River). Granby lineman Katron Evans was in attendance at the camp and he also has an offer from Virginia Tech. Robinson’s teammate Keontae Jenkins already holds a Hokie offer as well, and you can bet that Tayvion will work on getting him to Blacksburg.
For the Hokies, it’s confirmation that the 757 is still home. There are still a few more quality prospects being targeted by the Hokies in the class of 2019. Defensive tackles Adarious Jones (Bishop Sullivan) and Ben Smiley (Indian River) are still on the board. Linebacker Ahshawn Moore (Indian River) has a Virginia Tech offer, but still needs to qualify academically.
With the Robinson commitment, Virginia Tech now has 11 commits for the class of 2019. Five commits are in-state, with offensive guard Jesse Hanson being the lone in-state commit not from the 757 or the 804 region.
– Andy Hilton
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