Virginia Tech is on the board In '12

Virginia Tech is on the board in the 2012 class. Montrezl Harrell picked the Hokies over strong interest from Wake Forest and a host of others.

Seth Greenberg's recruiting momentum continued on Sunday. Coming off a top 15 recruiting class in 2011, Greenberg and Virginia Tech picked up their first 2012 commitment.

Montrezl Harrell, a junior out of Tarboro (N.C) North Edgecombe, gave the Hokies a verbal pledge late. Harrell's father, Samuel, confirmed the news with Scout.com.

"Coach Greenberg does a fine job of recruiting guys," the elder Harrell said. "We felt real comfortable with him. We took a visit up there about two weeks ago when they beat Duke and we really enjoyed the visit and they offered."

Although the Hokies did a great job recruiting his son throughout the process, Harrell said the unofficial visit is what stood out the most.

"The moment and beating No. 1 Duke and the overall courtesy that we got there [stood out]," he said. "Coach Greenberg is a genuine guy and a very good guy and a very studious guy. We really liked the coaching staff and what they had to offer."

Virginia Tech's 2011 class consists of four top 100 prospects, including top 30 player Dorian Finney-Smith. Seeing a number of talented prospects headed to Blacksburg (Va.), Harrell wanted to follow suit.

"After seeing the whole package and who he's going to be playing with when he gets there and who was leaving and what was staying was a big part of it," Harrell said about the decision.

A 6-foot-7, 235-pound power forward, Harrell is known for his motor and toughness in the paint. Throw in his athleticism and overall energy and Harrell's rates as one of the best rebounders in the 2012 class.

Harrell, a four-star prospect, is currently rated No. 49 overall and No. 12 at the power forward spot in the 2012 class.


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