Update: Rumors are swirling that Montrezl Harrell will ask for his release, too. I’ve seen rumors about him and kentucky, cincinnati, xavier, and more. But again, if VT can get a coach in place soon and get him in front of the guys, VT may be able to keep them. The basketball signing period ends May 16th so that means these guys have to be inked by 3 weeks from today, putting urgency on VT and them to make decisions.
When you have a coaching change, there is always a high risk of losing players. With Coach Greenberg fired, the first potential person to jump ship is 2012 signee Marshall Wood, a forward from Rustburg, VA. This is all according to my sources and this ROANOKE TIMES ARTICLE. Marshall will apparently ask for his release from his binding Letter of Intent, which universities usually grant when there’s a coaching change.
Marshall was ranked a 3-star recruit by most services, and the lesser of Tech’s two signees (Montrezl Harrell was the more prized recruit). But Wood seems to have great potential. He is a fantastic 3-point shooter for a big man (6’8″) and also has explosive leaping ability.
There is a chance he’ll still sign with VT, but I think the odds of that are 50/50 at best and very much depends on who VT hires and how soon.
Keeping Harrell will also be key as he certainly has options.