The Road to Signing Day 2007: A Strong Year for In-State Offensive Linemen

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Lost amidst all the Tyrod Taylor hype and anticipation is the strength of
this year’s in-state class of offensive linemen. The TechSideline.com pre-summer
Top 30 rankings included an incredible five offensive linemen in the top 13
players. That’s more highly-rated offensive linemen than the state has seen in
more than a decade. How do the Hokies stand with this strong crop of
road-graders? Who’s going to commit early? Who’s going to take a while? Who’s
got academic issues, and who doesn’t? We’ll take a look.

In addition to the five OL in the top 13, Maurice Hampton of Phoebus checks
in at #25, giving this year’s recruits six OL in the top 25.


2006 In-State Offensive Line Recruits

Rank

Name
6 William Alvarez
8 Andrew Nuss
10 Blake DeChristopher
11 Jaymes Brooks
13 Khalil Latif
25 Maurice Hampton

That’s the most top 25 OL since 1995, when a very strong class of in-state OL,
headlined by future NFL players Darnell Alford, Damien Woody, and John St.
Clair, featured

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