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Hokies Receive 2 Huge Commitments (Literally)

Head Coach Buzz Williams got his first two commitments as the head dog in Blacksburg, and Hokie fans won’t have to wait long to see them.  Ahmed Hill, a 6’4″/6’5″ shooting guard, and Satchel Pierce, a 6’10″/7′ 250 lbs. center both committed to Tech over the weekend.  Both are members of the Class of 2014 and replace T.J. Lang (released from his Letter of Intent by VT) and Trevor Thompson (transferring).

Ahmed, from Georgia, is the gold star here.  He is a 4-star and top 100 recruit according to Rivals.com (#69 overall), ESPN Recruiting Nation (#54), and 247sports.com (#61).  Pierce, from Pennsylvania, is a big piece, too, as he will help fill the void of losing Thompson.  He was rated a 3-star by most services.

Both had previously been committed to marquette and Hill had signed with the golden eagles.  Hill was recently released from his LOI by marquette, and somewhat surprisingly, they didn’t put in a clause that prevented him from following Buzz to Blacksburg.

Hill is listed anywhere from 6-4 to 6-5 on different services, but either way, good size for an off-guard and adds to an already tall lineup for VT.  Pierce is listed anywhere from 6’10″ to 7-foot.

Also, Justin Bibbs has been on the rise, rocketing up to #70 on the ESPN Recruiting Nation rankings.  Tech now has three shooting guards in this 2014 class.

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  • Pat Leonard

    Hill is going to be a stud… he’s got a great handle for a shooting guard and could probably fill in at point guard in a pinch, if needed. Doesn’t seem to have many flaws… can shoot both mid-range and threes, can drive and finish with either hand, active defender, and willing passer. The fact that neither Hill nor Pierce wanted to check out any other schools and immediately signed with Buzz Williams after being granted their release is a testament to how well Buzz and Isaac Chew recruit. Hill thinks of Chew as an older brother and both guys have bought into Buzz’s game plan. This Hokie basketball fan is ecstatic!

  • Drew

    Maurice Kirby transferred so that opens up another scholarship for Buzz to work with. His recruiting haul can still get better.

  • Juan Cobos

    Maurice Kirby from Virginia Tech has transferred to Coffeyville CC

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