Breaking Down VT’s 2005 Recruiting Class: The Offensive Backfield

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In my last three articles I provided a “macro” analysis of recent
recruiting trends by looking at different criteria such as recruiting
competition, the location of the recruits, and the positions being recruited.
Now I’d like to take more of a “micro” view by analyzing the last recruiting
class in depth. Each position will be evaluated as to the players offered and
how heavily they were recruited. Based on this evaluation we can have an idea of
whether Tech landed the recruits that were on the top of their recruiting board.
Also, I will provide a subjective evaluation on how I see these players fitting
into the team.

Quarterbacks


With two first-year quarterbacks, Sean Glennon and Cory Holt, on the team and
an uncertain future with Marcus Vick, Tech needed to sign two quality
quarterbacks in this class. The Hokies were looking for highly talented players
that could potentially contribute early. Ideally, Tech wanted one pure
quarterback and another athlete that could potentially be moved to another
position if he did not develop as quickly as the other. Here are the
quarterbacks that Tech offered last year:

Table 1 – Quarterbacks Offered by Virginia Tech (2005)

Name

St

Ht

Wt

40

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