2021 Three-Star ATH Zakee Wheatley Recaps His "Amazing" Virginia Tech Visit

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Jul 27, 2019
Virginia Tech kicked of their big recruiting weekend a couple days early by hosting talented 2021 three-star ATH Zakee Wheatley. His visit went quite well and was a great start to this major recruiting weekend for the Hokies. https://twitter.com/ZakeeWheatley/status/1154472834833571841?s=20 "It was amazing! Beautiful campus! Loved the staff, Coach (Jafar) Williams, Coach (Brad) Cornelsen, and Coach (Justin) Fuente," Wheatley said about how his Thursday visit went. Wheatley may not have been on campus for long, but he had quite a busy itinerary while he was at Virginia Tech. "We visited academics, toured the campus, toured the facilities, downtown Blacksburg, saw the stadium, dressed, watched a workout, met with Coach Williams and Coach Fuente," Wheatley said. This visit gave Zakee Wheatley the chance to spend time not only with Justin Fuente but also with his potential position coach at VT in WRs coach Jafar Williams. His time with Fuente went "great" as Wheatley told us adding that Fuente was "real down to earth" and that he "loved his vision for the program." Wheatley also had to plenty to say about the time he as able to spend with WRs coach Jafar Williams. "Great! He was real! Like legit and straightforward. You can tell he's an honest guy who looks out for his guys," Wheatley said. Given all that he did including his time with the coaches, you would think maybe one or two things would stand out for Wheatley but in actuality, the whole visit stood out for him. "Everything. Loved the coaches and how clean and nice the campus was. Loved the "Sandman" video," Wheatley said about what stood out during his visit. So how did this visit impact Wheatley's recruitment and his view of Virginia Tech? "Huge impact! Honestly before I went to VT, I just didn't know anything about them. But I didn't have a relationship with them. Now I know and I had a chance to see the football culture and meet the staff and everyone was great. The visit left a great impression," Wheatley said. Virginia Tech started off their major recruiting weekend with a great visit with talented 2021 athlete Zakee Wheatley as the Hokies are emerging as top contenders early on in his recruitment.

Zakee Wheatley in the Recruiting Rankings

As an athlete, Wheatley is ranked 30th best by 247 Sports and 40th best by the 247 Sports Composite. In the state of Maryland, Wheatley is ranked 13th best by 247 Sports, 16th best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 17th best by Rivals.

Zakee Wheatley's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)

  • ACC: Virginia Tech, Boston College, Virginia
  • Big 10: Michigan State, Penn State
  • FBS Independent: Liberty, Massachusetts

Photo Credit: Zakee Wheatley

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