Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Wake Forest invites T.J. Boothe


The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have invited Virginia Tech Hokies lean T.J. Boothe to attend junior day in Winston-Salem. The 6’2″, 215 pound Western Branch High standout out of Virginia attended his first junior day with the in-state Richmond Spiders just a week ago.

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Boothe does not have any offers yet, but he does have several interested programs. Duke, Charlotte, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Connecticut, Michigan State, East Carolina, Virginia, Penn State, Temple, Navy, and Old Dominion.

Only a few of those schools can be considered “major programs”, but the Chesapeake, VA WR/S certainly has plenty of interest in his own state and in the state of North Carolina. T.J. Boothe has been recruited hard by the Hokies, as Frank Beamer and three other members of the Virginia Tech staff checked in on Boothe in late January.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Virginia Tech offer Boothe soon with all the mutual interest, but there is still a long way to go in the 2014 prospect’s recruitment. Rated as the best utility player in the state of Virginia, Boothe really does have an unorthodox role with Western Branch, because he pretty much does a little bit of everything without focusing in on one position.

Last season, the Virginia sleeper recruit had two sacks, defended five passes, rushed for 139 yards, caught 23 passes for 358 yards, and caught six touchdowns (he also ran for another). Boothe is projected as a safety in college, and that seems like a great place to put the versatile, athletic 2014 Wake Forest target.

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