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Hokies keep Joel Caleb home

2/1/2012

ESPNU 150 athlete Joel Caleb (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) committed to sign with Virginia Tech Wednesday over Ohio State and West Virginia. He visited the Hokies on Dec. 9, the weekend after traveling to Columbus, and before tripping to Morgantown (Jan. 20).

Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Notre Dame, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, Virginia, Alabama also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Caleb who possesses 4.6 speed and a 32-inch vertical.

Caleb is the state of Virginia’s top prospect in 2012. Last year, the Hokies failed to sign any of the state’s top 15 recruits. Rival UVA signed eight of the top 15 and other programs such as North Carolina, Ohio State, Clemson, Arkansas and Vanderbilt plucked some of the area’s top talent.