Dorenzo Hudson will stay in Virginia after his year at Hargrave Military Academy. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard verbally committed to Virginia Tech on Tuesday.
According to Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts, Hudson saw plenty of opportunity at the ACC school.
"I think they lead for a while and it helped the situation that he has been playing with (Virginia Tech commitment and Hargrave forward) Jeff Allen for a month or so," Keatts said. "It doesn't hurt that his cousin, J.T. Thompson, is a 2008 recruit for them, too. He decided he was ready to commit to them."
Hudson is the fifth player to commit to Virginia Tech in the 2007 class. He joins Allen, Augustus Gilchrist, Terrell Bell and Malcolm Delaney. Hudson rounds out a strong group headed to Blacksburg.
"I think that pushed them over the edge and help them win some games," Keatts said. "He looked at the young players they have and saw an opportunity there.
"He can score in a variety of ways and adds a different dimension to the team. They are losing their guards after this year and they need a guy to come in and fill that spot. He can do that."
Hudson is one of the top shooting guards in the country and saw his recruitment take on the majority of the ACC. He also considered Georgia, Ohio State and Illinois.