December 15, 2010

Hokies back in the picture for 2011 target

Virginia Tech is amongst a number of teams moving in on a 2011 target. Following a decision earlier this summer, the prospect is reconsidering things and the Hokies are one of those in the mix.

"I just started talking to Virginia Tech once Dave Wannstedt resigned at Pittsburgh," East Stroudsburg (Pa.) East Stroudsburg South cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett said. "I'm going to try to take an official visit there after their bowl game in January. We'll see how it goes from there."

The Rivals250 prospect has been in touch with his recruiter, Torrian Gray.

"It's been good talking to him," he said. "You know, it's a school I've been cool with and he teaches really well with the way he does things. He does it the right way and there are a lot of things right with his guys, his defense.

"I had a good conversation with Coach Gray. They are still looking at me for cornerback. If I decommit then I'm definitely going to take a trip. I'm not sure when exactly yet. Hopefully I'll go out there to visit and get a good vibe."

The Hokies are at least in the picture for a visit again, what does he like about Tech still?

"I just like it overall," he said. "I guess once I take my official visit, that's going to be my determination since I've never seen it before."

Virginia Tech was originally one of three finalists for the 5-foot-11, 182-pounder when he committed to Pittsburgh in August.

"Virginia Tech was in my top three with Pittsburgh and Penn State," he said. "I haven't really talked to Penn State, but my high school coach has. So, I don't know what's going on there.

"For Pittsburgh, we'll see what happens with the coaching situation and go from there. I haven't really talked to anybody, but they told me they'll keep me updated as things go on."

Where does he stand with the Panthers?

"Well, at this point everybody is still there, it's my concern that the new coach will like me and feel he wants to use me in the future," he said. "Hopefully I'll have a relationship with the new head coach, but we'll see the staff he brings in and the guys that are there."

Over the winter break, Jarrett plans to take a break by participating in the Chesapeake Bowl.

"It'll be fun," he said. "I want to show everybody I can compete and show more of my defensive back skills. It'll be my first time just playing defense and be able to focus on one part of my game."

In terms of his season, Jarrett helped his team to an 8-5 record as he posted over 1,000-yards rushing and four interceptions on defense while earning player of the year in the area and league.

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