"A lot of his classmates and friends from that area attend Virginia Tech and that was a big factor," Massanutten assistant coach Broadhurst told Scout.com. "He'd been up there a few times before they even started recruiting him. Also, Stacey Palmore is from Pellum's area and that helped out."
Pellum averaged 20 points a game this season while battling through a myriad of injuries. "He finished up having a great year once he got injury free," Broadhurst said.
UNC-Wilmington and Cincinnati were among the main competitors for Pellum at the end of the process.
However, it was the Hokies who were left standing when the music stopped. "They say they want me to be a baller just like Jamon Gordon," Pellum said. "I can run the 2 or the 3; they want me to be an all-around guard. Whatever they want me to do, I'll step in and do it."