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Aaron Willis is a Hokie

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Virginia Tech's first Class of 2021 commitment is in! Baltimore St. Frances linebacker Aaron Willis has committed to VT.

The 5-11, 200-pound Willis is considered one of the top linebackers nationally in the 2021 class. He plays at a powerhouse program that regularly sends a half-dozen players or more to the Power-5 level in each class. Despite that - and its proximity to VT - the Hokis have had trouble reeling in players from St. Frances.

Willis has visited Blacksburg multiple times in the past, but a decision coming this early is certainly something of a surprise. It's a welcome one nonetheless.

Willis is the first player in the class, and indeed makes Virginia Tech one of just five schools with a pledge in the 2021 group, putting them in a multi-way tie for first nationally in the team recruiting rankings (though BYU, Miami, and USC all have multiple pledges, which should bump them ahead).

• See the Virginia Tech recruiting class and Rivals.com Team Recruiting Rankings with Willis in the fold.
• Take a look at what he'll bring to the field by checking out Willis's freshman highlights.
• Chat about the commitment with fellow Hokie fans on our premium message board, The Gobbler.

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