The Virginia Tech Hokies landed their second commitment for the Class of 2023 on Friday when three-star guard Jayden Young committed to Mack Young.
From Greensboro, North Carolina, Young, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Greensboro Day School, becomes Virginia Tech’s second commitment this month, following Brandon Rechtsteiner. Rechsteiner is from Woodstock, Georgia, and plays at Etowah High School.
Young had 11 offers, with Virginia Tech and Texas A&M being the most prominent. However, the Hokies are on the young side as of 2020. Young and his staff officially presented to Young on December 30, 2020.
Young, like Rechsteiner, is a prototypical Mike Young protégé. Both are reliable playing guard, defense and outside shooters.
Here’s what Young told 247Sports’ Brandon Jenkins about his commitment to Virginia Tech:
“I went on my visit and the first thing I did was talk to the academic advisor,” Young said. “They’re sure I’ll take classes if basketball stops running. On the basketball side, Coach Young is running a system similar to my high school. I feel like it won’t be as big of a transition for me and I’ll be able to make an impact early.”
Mike Young is one of the best coaches in recruiting and molding unheralded talent into all-conference performers. It was a good month for the Hokies to land a pair of talented guards in Richsteiner and Young.
Welcome to Virginia Tech, Jayden.