He won’t be a Pirate, Bluejay, Hoya, or a Blue Demon—but instead, a Hokie.
Consensus top 100-ranked, four-star recruit Darius Maddox (Washington D.C./Oak Hill Academy) announced his decision to commit to Virginia Tech, a move that came fresh off of a recent visit to Blacksburg. Just three days after that, on Friday, Maddox opted to take the next step and give his word to Mike Young and his staff.
The move was a heartbreaker to the other schools involved, particularly the Seton Hall Pirates and Georgetown Hoyas. Maddox had visited Seton Hall twice, and the Pirates seemed to have the full-court press on recruiting him.
As for Georgetown, he was aiming to schedule a visit to the Hoyas this past weekend, before leaving for Oak Hill Academy on Aug. 24. Instead, news of his commitment came hours before the originally planned visit.
Maddox chose Virginia Tech over Big East schools Seton Hall, Georgetown, DePaul, and Creighton. Outside of the conference, he had offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma, Temple, Oklahoma State, Florida, George Washington, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Bryant, VCU, La Salle, George Mason, and Rhode Island.
As a member of Team Durant on the Nike EYBL circuit, Maddox averaged 16.2 points, 3.1 .rebounds and 2.0 assists. He saved his best for last, scoring 20 points a game during Peach Jam.