"It's big for them to get Tahj because the new staff has definitely made it a priority to get things going in this area again,"said Bishop Sullivan head coach Chris Scott said. "Tahj is the guy that's going to be holding that flag that says "Virginia Tech is home" and help them attract others to join him. He's going to be the voice in the Hampton Roads area to keep it going and build upon that tradition."
The impact Capehart can have in Blacksburg is huge.
"They're getting a dynamic guy with great quickness," Scott said. "He can help fill a lot of needs and help establish depth at a number of positions," Scott said. "At receiver, he can take a bubble screen and go 80 to 90 yards. And on defense, he can get to the ball as fast as anyone I've ever had at the safety or cornerback spot. He's also a very dangerous kick and punt returner."
"He's played on winning teams his entire career, too, so he knows how to compete in big games. But more importantly, he knows how to work to get to that point because it takes a lot of time in the offseason. And he's a leader who's not only going to work to be the best he can be when he gets to campus, but also help the school build the best team possible."
Capehart is also impressive off the field.
"He's a young man that's always working to give back," Scott said. "His mom has done a great job of keeping him well-rounded. He reads at elementary schools and coaches at youth camps. He wants to be a coach, so he's a natural people person who can sit down and have conversation with anybody. He's humble and he'll enjoy the fans and college environment."
How good can Capehart be down the road?
"When you have the offers and have been recruited by all the schools that have pursued Tahj, it wouldn't be a surprise to anyone if he ended up playing on Sundays," Scott said. "From Alabama,Tennessee, Penn State, Ohio State, North Carolina to Tennessee -- they all recruited Tahj. So when you look at that, you say this is a young man with a very bright future. Like I said, if he stays healthy, I wouldn't be surprised if he played at the highest level."