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South's 32nd-Ranked Defensive End, J'Bril Glaze, Makes a Late-Night Commitment to the Virginia Tech Hokies

Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech just scooped up a commitment from the South's 32nd-ranked defensive end, J'Bril Glaze, who breaks down the life-changing decision with Scout.

J'Bril Glaze doesn't step foot in Blacksburg for exactly two more weeks, but simply found no reason to wait and opted to pull himself off the market late Friday evening, resulting in his commitment to Justin Fuente and the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Glaze, a product of Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson that's tagged as Scout's 32nd-ranked defensive end out of the South, is a former South Florida commit that's stacked up additional offers from Mississippi StateIndianaLouisvilleKentuckyArizonaMichigan State and South Carolina among others.

"Virginia Tech has been playing great!" Glaze told Scout. "The playing style and attitude they bring to the field is exactly the type of team I want to play for. They have stood out since the in-home visit, and from the first time they offered, they have constantly recruited me.

"It's a place where I can play top-level competition and work hard with no handouts."

The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Glaze was all set to stay put in Tampa Bay, but that was until Willie Taggart opted for a change by accepting the head coaching position with the Oregon Ducks, who have been relentless when it comes to recruiting the state of Florida.

"I talked with (linebackers) coach (Galen) Scott for the past few days, and (director of player personnel) coach (Chuck) Cantor and Fuente earlier this afternoon," Glaze added. "They were as excited as I was.

"They told me I have some big shoes to fill if I'm willing to come up and work hard for it."

Glaze is a high-character kid that does a good job of providing 100 percent effort for all four quarters. His motor is always running, and he does a good job of tracking the ball carrier from the backside of the defensive line as well.

Glaze also impresses with his ability to disengage and put a hat on the football. He's a decent athlete, but not a great athlete.

Glaze, who's also highlighted as the nation's 86th-ranked defensive end, becomes the Hokies' 21st commitment for the class of 2017.

As always, stay tuned to Scout.

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