The relationship was already in place. East Central (Miss.) wide receiver Henri Murphy just needed to see the new digs.
On Saturday afternoon, before leaving an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech, Murphy gave his pledge. The trip was his first to Blacksburg.
Because Murphy is fine academically, the biggest news might be his time frame. He'll be eligible to play immediately this fall and will arrive next month.
Murphy was offered by Virginia Tech earlier this spring, but his relationship goes further back. Special teams coordinator James Shibest offered Murphy while at Memphis and continued to recruit Murphy for the Hokies.
Check back with TheVTZone.com for full coverage of Murphy's commitment and what it means for Virginia Tech.