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The Virginia Tech Hokies finally landed a Curry. This time however, it’s on the gridiron.

On July 14, head coach Justin Fuente landed his 14th commit of the 2021 class. The Hokies received the services of 3-star wide receiver Tray Curry, out of Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, Tenn. 

3-Star Wide Receiver is the Hokies Latest Commitment

Curry’s commitment came out of nowhere, as many reports suggested Tech’s interest in Curry had faded over the past month. This likely was due to Curry’s offers from multiple SEC schools including Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, and more. Overall, Curry held 11 Power 5 offers, which makes this get even more impressive for Virginia Tech.  

According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Curry slots in as Tech’s second-best recruit for the class of 2021, and ranks 421st nationally. He also ranks at 287th overall in the 2021 ESPN 300.

He likely will slot into Latrell Neville’s role. A former 4-star wide receiver commit from Texas, Neville decommitted last month and has since committed to Nebraska. At 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Curry will likely be seen as an outside receiver, set to be a big threat in the red zone. 

What’s Next?

Curry will now make the 318-mile trek from Cleveland to Blacksburg, in hopes of competing for a spot as quickly as possible when he arrives. By the time Curry enrolls in the fall of 2021, Tre Turner will be entering his senior season for the Hokies. Tayvion Robinson will be entering his junior year, and Jayden Payoute will be entering his redshirt sophomore campaign.

The Hokies could also choose to pursue other recruits at Curry’s position. 3-star receiver Kylen Austin is moving closer to a decision, with Virginia Tech at the top of his list. But with the addition of Curry, the receivers room in Blacksburg is pretty full of talent for years to come. It is unclear what Curry’s role will be his freshman year at Virginia Tech, but it is fair to say that the Tennessee product will have a legitimate chance to earn solid playing time by his sophomore year.