Oct 12, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; A Virginia Tech Hokies helmet lays on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Lane Stadium. The Hokies defeated Pitt 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech football recruiting: 3-star DT Eric Whitehead commits to Hokies

The Virginia Tech Hokies have gotten off to a slow start in recruiting for the class of 2015.

They’ve had commitments from a pair of 3-star cornerbacks, Mook Reynolds of Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC) and DuWayne Johnson of Woodson H.D. (Washington, DC). Just last week, 3-star defensive end Harry Lewis of Phoebus (Hampton, VA) gave his pledge to the Hokies.

On Saturday, 3-star defensive tackle Eric Whitehead joined Lewis along the future of the Hokies’ defensive line when he gave his pledge to head coach Frank Beamer and his staff.

“I’m a Hokie,” Whitehead told Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports.

The 6’1, 300-pound Whitehead is from Indianapolis, Indiana and attends Lawrence Central High School.

He took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech back in March, but kept his options open, taking a look at the Purdue Boilermakers and Indiana Hoosiers, among others, since.

After careful consideration, he chose the Hokies.

Whitehead is ranked as the country’s 58th-best defensive tackle prospect, the 13th-best overall prospect in the state of Indiana and the 953rd-best overall prospect int he class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

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