Ryan Jones, a four-star center in the Class of 2024, committed to Virginia Tech on Monday.
Jones, a native of Gainesville, Fla., had Florida in his list of finalists but picked the Hokies over the Gators.
Jones is the No. 67 overall player in the class and the No. 12 center in the 247Sports composite rankings.
He’s the second player in the recruiting cycle to commit to Mike Young and the Hokies. Three-star small forward Tyler Johnson, also a Florida native, committed in August.
“I’m a big relationship guy and going down there for my first time for the official visit just the vibe was there,” Jones told 247Sports. “When I was done with the visit, I had a peace about Virginia Tech and when I went to the other schools nothing beat them.
“What they did to recruit me was genuine. They are real people and have a passion for the game and a passion for people like me.”
–Field Level Media