Virginia Tech did some work on its 2014 recruiting class Wednesday, getting commitments from Lakeland, Fla., wide receiver/defensive back Javon Harrison of Kathleen High and defensive end/tight end Xavier Burke of Brunswick High in Lawrenceville.
The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Harrison, a rising junior, had offers from Michigan and Massachusetts, according to 247 Sports. Harrison caught 17 passes for 261 yards as a sophomore, but he would like to play on defense in college according to Bright House Sports Network.
Secondary coach Torrian Gray, Harrison’s primary recruiter, also went to Kathleen High School before playing at Virginia Tech from 1992-96. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and former Philadelphia wide receiver Freddie Mitchell are also alums.
Burke, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound two-way player for Brunswick High, was a first-team All-Southside District selection on both sides of the ball last year as a sophomore, earning Region I honorable mention on offense and defense as well
Bryan Stinespring was Burke’s primary recruiter.
Virginia Tech now has four commitments for 2014. Harrison and Burke join Fredericksburg defensive end Vincent Mihota and Hampton running back Marshawn Williams in the class.