Countdown to Signing Day: ’08 Class Almost Complete?

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Signing Day: February 6, 2008

Calendar: Recruiting is in a Quiet Period/Evaluation Period. Coaches may call each target once per week and official visits may take place. The Contact Period, which is when in-home visits may take place, begins on November 25th.

Virginia Tech commitments: 20

Breakdown by position:
RB (1): Tony Gregory, First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA)
WR (2): D.J. Coles, Goochland (VA); 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.)
OL/DL (1): Bobby Massie, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
DE (2): Isaiah Hamlette, Brooke Point (Stafford, VA); Antoine Hopkins, Highland Springs (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 (1): Jeron Gouveia, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
S/WR (1): Xavier Boyce, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA)
DB (1): Peter Rose, Amherst (VA)
ATH (1): Derrick McCoy, Amherst (VA)

Spotlight: 2007 signee Quillie Odom…

It didn’t take long for the Recruiting Message Board to get excited about Hargrave head coach Robert Prunty’s comments about Odom less than two weeks after the former Osbourn Park (Manassas, VA) star linebacker arrived at Hargrave.

“I would be very surprised if Odom doesn’t start at Tech his first year,” Prunty said in late August. “He is the best linebacker I’ve coached since [former UVa and current Cincinnati Bengals linebacker] Ahmad Brooks. He’s that good. This kid plays at another level. Once he caught on, I saw that this