July 12, 2010
Beamer, Hokies offer Rivals250 prospect
Despite limited numbers in the 2011 recruiting class, Virginia Tech isn't shying away from putting offers out when they see talent. Tech is the latest school to offer a Rivals250 prospect on Friday.
"It was pretty awesome actually," East Stroudsburg (Pa.) East Stroudsburg South cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett said of his Virginia Tech offer. "I made my top ten this past Tuesday and called all the schools that had offered me that didn't make the cut.
"I was still open to new offers and Virginia Tech said let them get back to the office and see the tape. They watched it on Friday and loved my tape and the coach told me I was offered and I put them in my top 10. I'd love to keep going with our relationship, myself and Coach Gray."
Jarrett was clearly impressed by the offer from the Hokies who made the cut along with Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Stanford, Virginia, Wisconsin and Virginia Tech.
"They make the cut already because I was talking to them and basically thought it over," he said. "I thought, if they were to offer they'd automatically be in my top ten. I was originally at nine and I wanted a tenth school and Virginia Tech offered, that made everything easy."
The fact the offer is later than the others isn't a big concern for Jarrett either.
"It's not really a problem," he said. "Offers can come on September 1st of my junior year or on my senior year. It doesn't matter to me, any school can be the school for you and Virginia Tech is a good school in the ACC."
The Rivals250 prospect discussed his take on the Hokies further.
"I don't know them in detail, but I do like the football they play," he said. "I like the discipline they bring as a team. They have fun out there and I know they beat Tennessee last year in the bowl game.
"They also produce really great defensive backs. Their defensive back coach is the best out there. I want to get coached by someone like him he has confidence. The fact Coach Gray is there only makes it better for them."
The four-star prospect maintains he'll still contemplate other scholarships if they come in.
"If I get another offer I may bump a school out, it all depends. I'll definitely evaluate schools if offers come my way."
In the meantime, what is Jarrett's plan from here?
"I'm pretty much done with visits this summer that's why I'm working on bumping down my list of schools," he said. "I plan to narrow it down right before training camp starts on August 16th. I want to cut it down to a top five and then take some officials from there.
"Hopefully everything goes well and I can commit at the middle to the end of the season. I know a lot of people are committing before, but I need to take my officials for myself."
With visits on the horizon, what is Jarrett looking for?
"I just want an overall great program and somewhere that'll develop me as a football player and as a young man. I want to get my degree."
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