Norm Wood of the Daily Press (in Newport News, Virginia) reports that the Virginia Tech Hokies have landed their first four-star recruit from the high school class of 2017: wide receiver Tahj Capehart. Wood notes that Capehart, a Virginia native, had an exceptionally long list of scholarship offers:
Before choosing Tech, Capehart narrowed his list of scholarship offers […] to Tech, Maryland, Penn State, West Virginia and Nebraska. He also has offers from Virginia, Old Dominion, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Miami, Arizona State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, N.C. State, Texas Tech and Charlotte.
Wood shares Capehart’s high school statistics, which show that he is a significant big-play threat with a high yards-per-catch average:
At Ocean Lakes High in Virginia Beach last season, Capehart had 25 catches for 606 yards and six touchdowns. Two seasons ago, he had 30 receptions for 623 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Scout.com evaluates Capehart’s game by saying:
Capehart is a dynamic playmaker at receiver. He has great speed and is a threat to go the distance every time he touches the football. Capehart is quick of the line and runs good routes. He also shows good concentration and catches the ball very well. He must continue to get stronger and add weight to his frame, but he is undoubtedly one of the best wide receivers in the country.
247Sports now ranks the Hokies as having the 31st-best recruiting class in the nation for 2017. Capehart is the team’s first four-star recruit, with 14 three-star recruits already committed to the school.