It was nearly a year ago that Riverbend (Va.) four-star defensive end TyJuan Garbutt made his original commitment. He opened his recruitment up last summer, but today, went back to that original decision.
In a press conference at his school, Garbutt announced he had committed again, to Virginia Tech, over his other finalist, Pittsburgh. Garbutt gives the Hokies 27 total pledges in the 2017 class.
Garbutt made his initial pledge to Virginia Tech on Feb. 7. Five months to the day, he de-committed and opened his recruitment. While other schools came into the picture, it became a two-horse race, between the Hokies and the Panthers.
Garbutt officially visited Pittsburgh Jan. 13, then officially visited Virginia Tech this past weekend. The Hokies' coaching staff saw him on an in-home visit on Wednesday night. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster served as Garbutt's primary recruiter.
At No. 212 in the country according to Scout.com, Garbutt gives Virginia Tech five Scout300 commitments for 2017, along with five-star safety Devon Hunter, four-star defensive end/linebacker Nathan Proctor, four-star linebacker Dylan Rivers and four-star wide receiver Tahj Capehart.
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