The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team got good news late Monday afternoon when they received a letter of intent
from the fifth member of their 2007 recruiting class, center Augustus (Gus) Gilchrist. Gilchrist’s signing means that
the Hokies have received LOIs from all five of their 2007 commitments, a class that collectively is ranked higher than
any Virginia Tech recruiting class in history.
At 6-9, 235, Gilchrist can fill the center slot, and he is a tough, physical presence on the boards. His offensive
game is rapidly improving and still needs to make progress, but Gilchrist can contribute as a rebounder and defender
very early in his career. Scout.com rates Gilchrist the #54 player in the country. He is #110 in the Rivals rankings,
#101 by PrepStar, and #98 by Van Coleman.
With the signing of Gilchrist, the Hokies have inked three 4-star players and two 3-star players, and the five
players together comprise a complete basketball team, representing every spot on the floor. The 4-star players are
Gilchrist, 6-7 power forward Jeff Allen, and 6-4 shooting guard Dorenzo Hudson. The 3-star recruits are 6-3 combo guard
(point guard or shooting guard) Malcolm Delaney and 6-7 wing player (small forward or shooting guard) Terrell Bell.
Rivals.com ranks Tech’s class 16th in the nation and second in the ACC, behind only #6 Duke. Florida State, at #20,
is the only other ACC club to make Rivals’ Top
25 recruiting class list. Scout.com ranks Tech’s class 12th, with Duke (#3), Florida State (#20) and Wake Forest
(#21) also making Scout.com’s Top
Virginia Football Game Time Announced
Virginia Tech’s football game with the University of Virginia on November 25th has been scheduled for noon, and the
game will be televised by Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom. LFS/R will release a station listing later, but it should be
very similar to the station
listing for Tech’s game with Duke earlier this season.