Hokies Sign 20 Players to Letters of Intent

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Wednesday was National Signing Day, and Virginia Tech accepted letters of
intent from 20 football prospects. The Hokies also got a Signing Day pledge and
LOI from one of the top cornerbacks in the nation to add to another impressive
recruiting haul.

Overall, 15 of Virginia Tech’s 20 signees are from Virginia. Tech also signed
three recruits from South Carolina, one from North Carolina and one from
Florida.

2009 Virginia Tech Football Signees
(alphabetical order by last name)

Pos
Name Stars Ht Wt Hometown
State

LB


Clark, Telvion



6-1

205

Norfolk

VA

DE


Collins, Lanford



6-4

240

Stafford

VA

DE


Edwards, Tariq



6-4

225

Bennettsville

SC

ATH


Edwards, Tyrell



6-4

220

Bennettsville

SC

ATH


Exum, Antone



6-0

210

Glen Allen

VA

DE


Gayle, James



6-4

215

Hampton

VA

OL


Gough, Kory



6-6

262

Bealeton

VA

CB


Hopper, James



5-10

180

Fayetteville

NC
CB Hosley,
Jayron

5-10 172 Delray Beach FL

PK


Journell, Cody



6-0

175

Pearisburg

VA

OL


Miller, Andrew



6-5

275

Bassett

VA

S


Norman, Theron



6-3

192

Richmond

VA

ATH


Peak, Nubian



5-11

190

Dublin

VA

DE


Perez-Means, Duan



6-4

220

Richmond

VA

DT


Rhodes, DeAntre



6-3

280

Richmond

VA

WR


Thomas, Logan



6-6

225

Lynchburg

VA

DT


Wang, David



6-2

302

Ashburn

VA

CB


Williams, Jerrodd



6-1

185

Central

SC

RB


Wilson, David



5-11

190

Danville

VA

LB


Wilson, Tyrel



6-3

215

Hampton

VA

Virginia Tech signed four players from TSL’s in-state top 10, including the top
two prospects in the state. GW-Danville running back David Wilson headlines the
list, along with Brookville WR/TE Logan Thomas.

Wilson was the 2008 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Virginia. He
set a GW single-season record with 2,291 rushing yards. His 351 yard performance
against Franklin County is the GW single-game rushing record. On top of that, he
also scored 30 touchdowns. He chose the Hokies over schools such as Auburn,
Alabama, Clemson and Michigan.

Logan Thomas is a very talented athlete who played quarterback for Brookville
High School. He is expected to play the H-back role at Virginia Tech. He is a
player who can line up at wide receiver or tight end, or even in the backfield.
Thomas could also get a chance at quarterback.

The two other players in the Top 10 are both defensive linemen. Defensive
tackle DeAntre Rhodes is the #8 player in the state of Virginia. He hails from
Varina High School in Richmond. Defensive end Lanford Collins of Brooke Point
High School is ranked #10 on the list.

The Hokies also signed five players from outside the state. From the state of
South Carolina, Tech got twin brothers Tariq and Tyrell Edwards, the sons of
former Virginia Tech wide receiver Bo Campbell. They also landed cornerback
Jerrodd Williams, an impressive physical specimen who could be the most
underrated player in the class.

The biggest news of Signing Day was the announcement that cornerback Jayron
Hosley would sign with Virginia Tech. Before visiting Tech last weekend, Hosley
was all set to go to South Florida and was quoted as saying he was going to sign
with USF. He is one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, and he chose Tech over
offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan, South Florida, Georgia and
Louisville.

Hosley has Virginia Tech connections. He is from the same high school as
former Tech standouts Brandon Flowers and David Clowney, Atlantic Community in
Delray Beach, FL.

TSL will bring you more in-depth coverage of Virginia Tech’s 2009 recruiting
class in the coming days.

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