Countdown to Signing Day: One Month Left

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Here is the latest edition of Countdown to Signing Day, an overall look into Virginia Tech’s 2007 football recruiting class. At this time, Virginia Tech’s class is rated in the top 20 nationally by both major recruiting services, (#19) and (#16). Check out where the Hokies may go from here in the final month until Signing Day.

Signing Day: February 7, 2007
Calendar: November 26th marks the beginning of the Contact period. During this period, coaches can make in-home visits to recruits. Here is the definition per…

Contact period: November 26, 2006, through February 3, 2007.
Six in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week.

Exceptions within the Contact period: December 17, January 5-7, January 12-13 and February 4 are Quiet periods. December 18-January 4, January 8-11 and February 5-8 are Dead periods.

Virginia Tech commitments: 23
Breakdown by position:
QB (1): Tyrod Taylor, Hampton (VA)
RB (2): Darren Evans, Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN); Josh Oglesby, Garner (N.C.)
WR (2): Danny Coale, Episcopal (VA); Patrick Terry, Halifax County (VA)
TE (4): Brandon Barden, Lincoln County (Lincolnton, GA); Chris Drager, Thomas Jefferson (Jefferson City, PA); Rhett Ellison, St. Francis (Mountain View, CA); Andrew Lanier, Dorman (Roebuck, SC)
TE/OT (1): Greg Nosal, Kellam (Virginia Beach, VA)
OL (4): William Alvarez, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA); Jaymes Brooks, Denbigh (Newport News, VA); Blake DeChristopher, Clover Hill (Midlothian, VA); Khalil Latif, Manchester (Midlothian, VA)
DL (3): Kwamaine Battle, Southern Nash (Bailey, N.C.); Courtney Prince, Gwynn Park (Brandywine, MD); Justin Young, Northwest (Germantown, MD)
LB (3): Quillie Odom, Osbourn Park (Manassas, VA); Hunter Ovens, Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, FL); Barquell Rivers, Anson County (N.C.)
CB/WR (1): Cris Hill, Highland Springs (VA)
S (1): Davon Morgan, Varina (VA)
ATH (1): Alonzo Tweedy, Hermitage (Richmond, VA)

Remaining targets with offers:
Breakdown by position:
OL: Maurice Hampton, Phoebus (VA); Desmond Roberts, Northampton (Gaston, N.C.)
DE: Kourtnei