DB Planning Official Visit To Va. Tech

DB Planning Official Visit To Va. Tech

Virginia Tech is talking to recruits about making official visits, and this defensive back has been discussing a trip to the campus in mid-September when the Hokies play East Carolina. The player talked to VTInsider.com about the trip, and his next step in his recruitment.

By the end of the week East Stroudsburg (Pa.) South High four-star cornerback Kyshoen Jarrett plans to trim his list of suitors in half and start looking at official visits, and Virginia Tech will make the cut.

While the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Jarrett isn't ready to divulge is full cutdown list, he told VTInsider.com he is in the planning stages of an official visit to the Hokies' campus.

"I've talked to Virginia Tech about an official visit, and that's really it so far," Jarrett said. "All the other schools, I have to make sure I have time and stuff like that. The game I was talking them about was the East Carolina game, but we're not sure yet."

The Hokies host East Carolina on Sept. 18, and East Stroudsburg plays a home game against Scranton (Pa.) High the night before.

"I just talked to (the Hokies coaches) the other day -- and they had another commitment at defensive back (Cave Spring High's Michael Cole) -- just to see how that was going," Jarrett said. "We talked about that a little bit and we talked about getting out there for the East Carolina game.

"We've had three or four conversations about how our summer was going, and getting back to the camp atmosphere, and how that was going."

Jarrett is rated the class of 2011's No. 16 cornerback in the nation by Scout.com. In early July, Jarrett trimmed his list to Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Virginia and Wisconsin. When Virginia Tech offered a week later, he included them in his list of schools.

"This week is when I'm going to be cutting it down," Jarrett said. "I'm going to be hearing from Stanford soon about some academic stuff."

Although Jarrett was willing to disclose the Hokies as one of the teams to make the next cut, he wasn't ready to release any other names.

"I think I'm going to keep that quiet for now," he said, "but by the end of the week I should pretty much know my top five or six."

The timing of the cutdown makes sense. East Stroudsburg South just finished summer conditioning, and will begin training camp Monday.

Jarrett is looking to build on a strong junior season in which he made 43 tackles, intercepted four passes, had 12 pass break-ups and forced two fumbles. But he is also adding another responsibility to his defensive assignments.

"I have be more of a vocal leader," he said. "The leader on the defense is usually the middle linebacker, but our middle linebacker is young and I'm really the only one who's really experienced. I wouldn't be surprised if I had to call some plays because I've been there for four years."

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