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A Virginia Tech assistant is using Twitter to recruit Kerry Blackshear Jr. back to Virginia Tech

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It’s officially June 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET, and we still don’t have an update on where Virginia Tech graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. will be playing college basketball next season.

What we do have, however, is a tweet from Virginia Tech assistant coach Christian Webster that may or may not make you laugh.

“#HokieNation let’s show [Kerry Blackshear Jr.] how much we want him back in Blacksburg,” Webster tweeted, adding a graphic with the word “LOYALTY” plastered over photos of the 6-foot-11 forward.

Take a look:

The most ironic part of the post is that Webster is preaching loyalty, though the graduate transfer’s head coach at Virginia Tech the last four years, Buzz Williams, left the program to coach at Texas A&M this offseason, knowing there was a chance Blackshear would be returning to school.

So yes, even though loyalty was not shown to you after four years on campus and three years on the basketball court, you owe it to the community to return to Virginia Tech for your final year of eligibility.

Sounds reasonable.

In terms of an update on his recruitment, Evan Daniels of 247Sports reported on Saturday that he felt Blackshear’s decision would ultimately come down to Tennessee and a return to Virginia Tech, saying an announcement could come as early as Sunday. Then, he added Florida to the list as a team that still had an outside shot.

Elsewhere, Eric Bossi of Rivals.com said yesterday that he felt it would come down to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Arkansas when it’s all said and done.

I guess we’ll see soon… hopefully.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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14 Comments for A Virginia Tech assistant is using Twitter to recruit Kerry Blackshear Jr. back to Virginia Tech



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    3:01 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Why don’t we just wait and see what happens?



  2. bigcat68
    3:46 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Another post about nothing



  3. 2andToodleLoo
    3:49 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    If Evan Daniels doesn’t include UK I’d say it’s safe to move on.



  4. ohiokatfan
    3:51 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    I made some Somalian wontons last night. They are delicious.



    • OptimistiCat
      4:00 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      What kinda dipping sauce did you pair them with?



    • ohiokatfan
      4:22 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

      Huh, didn’t even think about dipping them in anything. Maybe I’ll try some teriyaki or something.



    • satcheluk
      4:29 am June 26, 2019 Permalink

      Try a mixture sesame oil, soy sauce and a splash of vinegar.



  5. UKinmyblood
    4:05 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    The next story I want to see on this situation is his decision. All this drama and hand ringing is useless



  6. babydangy
    4:52 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    He has to actually pass his classes to be a graduate transfer. So he may not have a choice.



  7. jim tom
    5:08 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Please god let it stop



  8. coolclay
    8:09 pm June 25, 2019 Permalink

    Unfortunately we’re not going to get him. The longer he waits, our chances keep decreasing.



    • satcheluk
      4:30 am June 26, 2019 Permalink

      What makes you believe that?



  9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:28 am June 26, 2019 Permalink

    Did the modbot give me the boot?