Countdown to Signing Day: Another Hot Summer for VT

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Signing Day: February 6, 2008

Calendar: Recruiting is in a Quiet period right now. Beginning September 1st, college coaches may begin calling prospects. Official visits may also begin in September.

Virginia Tech commitments: 17

Breakdown by position:
RB (1): Tony Gregory, First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA)
WR (1): Dyrell Roberts, Smithfield (VA)
WR/DB (1): Austin Fuller, Richlands (VA)
TE (1): Eric Martin, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)
OL (1): Michael Via, Northeast Guilford (McLeansville, N.C.)
DE (1): Isaiah Hamlette, Brooke Point (Stafford, VA)
LB (4): Lyndell Gibson, Salem (Virginia Beach, VA); Jake Johnson, Stafford (Falmouth, VA); Allen Stephens, Halifax County (South Boston, VA); Bruce Taylor, Myrtle Beach (S.C.)
CB (3): Cameron Demps, Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA); Eddie Whitley, Butler (Matthews, N.C.); Lorenzo Williams, Westover (Fayetteville, N.C.)
S (2): Xavier Boyce, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA); Jeron Gouveia, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
DB/WR (1): Peter Rose, Amherst (VA)
ATH (1): Derrick McCoy, Amherst (VA)


Needs – OFFENSE

For me, wide receiver was and continues to be the biggest offensive need for Virginia Tech. Four very talented players – Justin Harper, Josh Hyman, Josh Morgan and Eddie Royal – run out of eligibility after the 2007 season, so Virginia Tech has to restock for the future (and landing one or two prospects who could play immediately wouldn’t hurt, either). Only one of Virginia Tech’s 17 commitments seems destined to play wide receiver and that is Smithfield’s Dyrell Roberts. Roberts, who has been told by the Tech staff that he will play wide receiver, has terrific explosiveness and looks the part of a dynamic receiver even though he primarily plays running back in high school.

Roberts gives Virginia Tech a terrific start, but look for the staff to try and land at least

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