Inside the Numbers: The 2007 Recruiting Class

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A collection of facts and stats about the 2007 football recruiting class,
crunching everything from heights, to weights, to stars, to states of origin and
to recruiting coaches. Check this data out, as we look at the class from almost
every angle imaginable.


Total Recruits
25

Average Height
6-2.16

Average Weight
228.6


2007 Virginia Tech
Football Recruiting Class
Pos Name Stars Ht Wt 40 Hometown State
QB Taylor,
Tyrod
6-2 185 4.5 Hampton VA
RB Evans,
Darren
6-1 217 4.55 Indianapolis IN
RB Oglesby,
Josh
6-0 205 4.45 Garner NC
RB Thomas,
D.J.
5-9 175 4.5 Ashland VA
WR Coale,
Danny
6-0 195 4.42 Lexington VA
WR Pressley,
Kendrick
6-0 170 4.4 Sumter SC
WR Terry,
Patrick
5-11 180 4.39 South Boston VA
TE Barden,
Brandon
6-5 211 4.57 Lincolnton GA
TE Drager,
Chris
6-4 235 4.8 Jefferson Hills PA
TE Lanier,
Andrew
6-5 250 4.75 Moore SC
TE Nosal,
Greg
6-5 255 4.9 Virginia Beach VA
OL Alvarez,
William
6-5 315 Woodbridge VA
OL Brooks,
Jaymes
6-3 290 4.93 Newport News VA
OL Carroll,
Collin
6-4 260 Hopkins MN
OL DeChristopher,
Blake
6-6 310 5.0 Midlothian VA
OL Latif,
A.B.
6-3 280 Chesterfield VA
DT Battle,
Kwamaine
6-1 260 4.8 Spring Hope NC
DT Prince,
Courtney
6-2 252 4.8 Mitchellville MD
DE Young,
Justin
6-5 255 Germantown MD
LB Odom,
Quillie
6-2 205 4.6 Manassas VA
LB Ovens,
Hunter
6-2 220 4.5 Bradenton FL
LB Rivers,
Barquell
6-0 220 4.6 Wadesboro NC
LB Tweedy,
Alonzo
6-2 185 4.5 Richmond VA
CB Hill,
Cris
5-11 190 4.4 Highland Springs VA
S Morgan,
Davon
6-2 190 4.55 Varina VA


Recruits by TechSideline.com Star Ranking


5 stars
1
Taylor

4 stars
4
Evans, DeChristopher, Hill, Morgan

3 stars
13
Oglesby, Thomas, Coale, Barden, Drager, Nosal, Alvarez
Brooks, Latif, Young, Odom, Ovens, Rivers,

2 stars
7
Pressley, Terry, Lanier, Carroll, Battle, Prince, Tweedy

1 star
0
Ave. Star Rating 2.96
2006 Rating 2.85
2005 Rating 3.04
Average
Star Ranking by Position
Position #
Players
Ave.
Stars
Players
(Stars)
QB 1 5
Taylor (5)
RB 3 3.33
Evans (4), Oglesby (3), Thomas (3)
WR 3 2.33
Coale (3), Pressley (2), Terry (2)
TE 4 2.75
Barden (3), Drager (3), Lanier (2), Nosal (3)
OL 5 3
DeChristopher (4), Alvarez (3),
Brooks (3), Latif (3), Carroll (2)
DE 1 3
Young (3)
DT 2 2
Battle (2), Prince (2)
LB 4 2.75
Odom (3), Ovens (3), Rivers (3), Tweedy (2)
CB 1 4
Hill (4)
S 1 4
Morgan (4)
Players
By State

State

# Players

Names

VA
13
Taylor, Thomas, Coale, Terry, Nosal, Alvarez, Brooks,
DeChristopher, Latif, Odom, Tweedy, Hill, Morgan

NC
3
Oglesby, Battle, Rivers

SC
2
Pressley, Lanier

MD
2
Prince, Young

IN
1
Evans

PA
1
Drager

GA
1
Barden

MN
1
Carroll

FL
1
Ovens
Star
Ranking Distribution by Players
Position 5-star 4-star 3-star 2-star 1-star
QB 1
RB 1 2
WR 1 2
TE 3 1
OL 1 3 1
DE 1
DT 2
LB 3 1
CB 1
S 1
In-State
Rankings Comparison
Roanoke Times vs. TSL
Player TSL
Rank
RT Rank

Tyrod Taylor
1 1

Cris Hill
3 3

Davon Morgan
7 5

Blake DeChristopher
8 6

William Alvarez
10 15

A.B. Latif
11 10

Greg Nosal
16 16

Jaymes Brooks
17 12

Quillie Odom
20 19

Danny Coale
22 21

Patrick Terry
30 31

Alonzo Tweedy
NR 33
Players
Signed Per Coach
Coach # of
Players
Players

Jim Cavanaugh
7
Tweedy, Morgan, Thomas, Hill,
Latif, DeChristopher, Brooks

Charley Wiles
4
Ovens, Pressley, Evans, Battle

Kevin Sherman
3
Young, Prince, Rivers

Bud Foster
3
Lanier, Alvarez, Coale

Curt Newsome
3
Taylor, Nosal, Carroll

Torrian Gray
2
Odom, Barden

Bryan Stinespring
2
Drager, Terry

Mike O’Cain
1
Oglesby

Billy Hite
0
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