Four-star WR Alante Brown is one of the top uncommitted 2020 wide receiver recruits left with Virginia Tech among the many Power 5 pursuers.
Now, Brown is down to 5 schools with a trio of official visits on deck over the next week and a half.
Brown told us that Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Maryland, Indiana, and Nebraska are the five schools still under consideration in his recruitment.
Alante Brown is planning to take an official to Maryland this weekend followed by a midweek official next week to Nebraska followed by an official visit to Virginia Tech next weekend, the final weekend before the Early Signing Day.
Brown has already taken official visits to Michigan State and Indiana with Brown telling us that the Spartans and Hoosiers are the "leading 2" at the moment. However, it's clear that the other 3 schools have a great opportunity with Brown's upcoming official to those respective schools.
Brown had this to say on why these 5 schools are the finalists in his recruitment.
"All those schools give me the chance to come in early and make an instant impact," Brown said.
Early playing time is clearly a priority which may be a good thing for Virginia Tech. The Hokies have proven that they are willing to play their best receivers with Tayvion Robinson becoming the second-straight true freshman to earn a starting job by the end of the season after Tre Turner earned it last season.
Brown is a prep school player, but also had plenty of programs interested in him last season before choosing to go the prep route. That included Michigan State where he was committed "for about 5 months" with that giving Brown the opportunity to become "very familiar" with the Spartans' coaching staff. That came before signing with Texas Tech according to 247 Sports and then going the prep route.
Virginia Tech's pursuit of Brown has been led by WRs coach Jafar Williams, his potential collegiate position coach, and offensive assistant Adam Lechtenberg who has been the primary recruiter for the Midwest, and for JUCO and prep recruits.
The Hokies are in contention for Alante Brown with the final official visit giving Tech a great opportunity to make the closing case to Brown. While some may see Tech as an underdog given his Midwest roots and the heavy amount of Big 10 interest, his commitment to Texas Tech last year shows that Brown isn't afraid to go far away from the home, giving Virginia Tech plenty of reason to believe they have a great chance at landing Brown.