Virginia Tech had a pretty big visitor this weekend, with Indian River safety Devon Hunter, the No. 1 recruit in the state, on campus.

The Hokies let him reveal their uniforms for the Battle at Bristol too.

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Hunter tweeted a short video of himself in a special Virginia Tech uniform, with a Hokie Stone jersey and black pants and helmet.

Athletic director Whit Babcock had hinted at a special uniform for the for the game, even noting that gray or black could be involved, although he declined to reveal much else.

For a recruit the caliber of Hunter, who is the No. 40 player nationally in the 247 Sports composite rankings, giving him a sneak peak at the special uniforms for the game wasn't surprising. Letting him unveil them to the public was also a pretty savvy recruiting move, in fact.

In a release, Virginia Tech noted that the uniforms are a contemporary look while being a nod to its past. The Hokie Stone is ubiquitous on Blacksburg's campus and gray is a prominent color for the Corps of Cadets.

The school's original colors for athletic uniforms were black and gray, with the modern day orange and Chicago maroon not being adopted until 1896.

Tennessee will wear orange uniforms for the game.

Contact Andy Bitter at andy.bitter@roanoke.com or 381-1676. Follow him on Twitter: @AndyBitterVT.

 

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