Countdown to Signing Day: Two Weeks Left!

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With just two weeks remaining until Signing Day, Virginia Tech, as it has been since last August, is pretty much finished with the 2007 recruiting class. Currently, the class is rated #17 in the nation by and #20 in the nation by There are a few targets remaining, however, so let’s take a look at what’s in store for these final weeks.

Signing Day: February 7, 2007
Calendar: Recruiting is currently in the Contact period. 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 up until Signing Day: February 4th is a Quiet period. February 5-8 is a Dead period.

Virginia Tech commitments: 21
Breakdown by position:
QB (1): Tyrod Taylor, Hampton (VA)
RB (2): Darren Evans, Warren Central (Indianapolis, IN)
WR (2): Danny Coale, Episcopal (VA); Patrick Terry, Halifax County (VA)
TE (3): 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: Desmond Roberts, Northampton (Gaston, N.C.)
DE: Michael Connolly, Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota, FL) (note: Connolly currently only has an offer to walk-on and have a scholarship by his second