RB Jalen Holston is latest to give VT his pledge

The Stockbridge (Ga.) three-star running back gave the Hokies his pledge, becoming commit No. 17 for the 2017 class.

Even as of a few days ago, Jalen Holston wasn't sure what he wanted to do. He told TheVTZone.com Tuesday that seven schools were still a possibility and that he wanted to take more official visits.

In the 48 hours since, that's changed.

Holston text Scout.com and TheVTZone.com this morning to day he would announce his decision tonight, after talking it over with his family. And tonight, he announced his commitment to Virginia Tech.


Holston had an in-home visit Tuesday with assistant coach Zohn Burden and coach Justin Fuente. The visit appeared to put his mind at ease a bit more. Holston also officially visited the Hokies the weekend of Nov. 26, for the Virginia game.

"I’ve only taken two officials, but that was the best all around," Holston said. "I saw the campus, took a tour and I was with a lot of commits. I knew a few guys for only hours, but it felt like family. Coach Burden, Coach Fuente and Coach (Vance) Vice have been true to their word."

The other official visit Holston made took place Oct. 8, when he visited North Carolina for its loss to Virginia Tech. Holston said he also considered Louisville, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Missouri and Georgia, though the latter did not offer. 

Holston has been the Hokies' top running back target since this summer.

Check back with TheVTZone.com for plenty of coverage on what Holston's commitment means to Virginia Tech and how he reached his decision.

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