Rice transfer Mylyjael Poteat has committed to Virginia Tech. Poteat committed to the Hokies over Pittsburgh and UMass and the commitment comes after his recent official visit to Virginia Tech this past weekend. Poteat averaged 7.7 points and 4.2 rebounds this past season as a freshman.
“I put myself in the position where I did like all three of my final options,” he said. “I thought I could become successful at each of those schools and really connected with each staff. I really appreciated every time but I really felt like Virginia Tech was the best option for me. I saw the opportunity to make an impact at a program that has an established winning culture, and the opportunity to play for an ACC coach of the year in Mike Young who I already connected with when he was recruiting me at Wofford. I love the whole staff and on top of that the community they have in Blacksburg is great. Everybody out there is really die hard Hokie fans and really care about the Athletics and I sensed that from being on campus. ”
“I think I fit into their style of play to a tee. From the way coach Young had his team play at Wofford until now I like how he uses his bigs and allows them to be decision makers, score back to the basket, face up, score in multiple ways, and pass. I also like how they have a lot of shooters that give the big space to work to eliminate digs or a double team. The situation they have really fits my game. ”
With Poteat committed, he is very high on the current roster and believes they can compete in the ACC this upcoming season.
“I think it’s a great fit. Obviously on a visit you sit down and talk with the coach and the staff. He laid out every member of the roster on the team and I see myself fitting in with them well. They already have a winning culture so I think we can come in and continue that with hard work. ”