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Warren Craft of Roanoke Decommits from VT

According to this free Rivals.com article, guard Warren Craft (currently a junior at William Fleming in Roanoke) has re-opened his recruitment and it is unlikely he will end up a Hokie when he signs year as a Class of 2015 prospect.

Warren Craft was James Johnson’s first verbal commitment as the Head Coach of the Hokies, committing back in 2012 a few months after James took the job.  At that time VT was his first, and only, offer.  Craft battled an injury this pasts season.

I have no inside info but my guess is this was a mutual decision.  I have to believe a coach like Buzz wants his own guys and wanted to give Craft as much time as possible to find another landing spot if Buzz felt like VT wasn’t best for him.  Or perhaps Warren simply didn’t have the same warm fuzzy with Buzz that he did with JJ.

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