2005 VT Recruiting War Room #9

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Three Weeks Remaining

Yes, it’s only 3 weeks left until February 2nd – Signing Day 2005. To this point, Virginia Tech has received 18
verbal commitments, including Hargrave prep players Brandon Holland and Sam Wheeler. The cream of the crop in this year’s class includes 3
of the state’s top 5 prospects – #1 Victor "Macho" Harris, #2 Elan Lewis and
#4 Deveon Simmons. Add Ike Whitaker and
many other quality recruits and you have a class that is currently rated in the Top 15 in the country by Rivals.com. And
Virginia Tech remains in the mix for many other prospects.

Of the remaining prospects, Tech may have the best chance with defensive tackle Luqman Abdallah, defensive lineman
Hivera Green, quarterback/athlete Greg Boone and sleeper offensive tackle recruit Eric Davis out of West Springfield
High School. While they have the best chance with those prospects, the Hokies continue to be very much in
the running for top talents such as Melvin Alaeze (who will decide this weekend b/t VT and MD), James Davis, J.C. Neal,
Jonathan Hannah, Montario Hardesty, Jamie Robinson, Derek Nicholson, Barry Turner, Dakota Walker and possibly Todd
Nolen. Tech is right there with these recruits and it wouldn’t really be a big surprise to see the Hokies pull a few
out.

With 18 prospects in the fold, I believe Tech could take anywhere from 4-7
more recruits, depending on how high they
are rated on the board. If Eric Davis commits as expected, he may not count towards this year’s class, as he would like
to grey shirt – which means he would enroll in January of 2006 and could count towards
either the 2006 class or the 2005
class.

With as many prospects as Tech is involved with, January promises to be an exciting month. The big official visit
weekends will be January 21st and January 28th. We will release a list of players who are expected to visit the Thursday
before each of these weekends.

The top remaining offensive targets – with written offers

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