2007 Recruiting Grades: The Offense

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There is a lot of excitement in the fan base about Virginia Tech’s 2007
recruiting class, especially on the offensive side of the ball. The 2006 Tech
offense struggled, holding the team back from possibly a very special season.
Many Tech fans are upset that the offense seems to lag behind the defense, so
naturally they are excited about the possibilities of this talented offensive
recruiting class.

The correct way to evaluate a recruiting class is to determine the positions
of need, how many players the coaching staff wanted to sign for a particular
position, how many they actually signed there, and how highly rated those
recruits were. LetՉ۪s take a look at the 2007 offensive recruiting class and
determine what grade each position should receive.

A note about grading: All players have potential, and sleepers often go on to
be NFL draft picks. But for purposes of this article, we’re not going to grade
prospects on how much the VT coaching staff is rumored to like them, or whether
or not they’re great kids, or how strong they are, or how fast they are. We’re
going to grade them (partially) on how highly-rated they are: how many stars
they are, where they rank in their state, and where they rank nationally at
their position. That’s the best data we have to go on right now, and that’s what
we’ll use.

The Offensive Backfield

2007
Offensive Backfield Depth Chart
Quarterback Tailback Fullback
Sean Glennon (r-Jr.) Branden Ore (r-Jr.) Carlton Weatherford (r-Sr.)
Ike Whitaker (r-So.)
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