Countdown to Signing Day: One Month to Go

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Signing Day: February 6, 2008

Calendar: Recruiting is currently in a Dead period, but the Dead period lets up for tomorrow thru Sunday, which is a Quiet period. Following the brief Quiet period, there is another Dead Period from the 7th-10th. There is another Quiet period on January 11th and 12th before the Contact Period resumes until February 3rd.

During a Dead period, no official or unofficial visits may take place and college coaches cannot visit recruits. Coaches can call prospects once a week. During a Quiet period, official and unofficial visits may take place and college coaches can visit high schools. In-home visits are not allowed at this time. During the Contact period, college coaches may make in-home visits, visit schools and official and unofficial visits may take place.

Virginia Tech commitments from high school seniors: 23

Breakdown by position:
RB (1): Tony Gregory, First Colonial (Virginia Beach, VA)
WR (3): Jarrett Boykin, Butler (Matthews, N.C.); D.J. Coles, Goochland (VA); Dyrell Roberts, Smithfield (VA)
WR/DB (3): Ben Barber, Edison (Alexandria, VA); Xavier Boyce, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA); Austin Fuller, Richlands (VA)
TE (1): Eric Martin, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)
OL (2): Vinston Painter, Maury (Norfolk, VA); Michael Via, Northeast Guilford (McLeansville, N.C.)
OL/DL (1): Bobby Massie, Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA)
DL/OL (1): Nick Becton, New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.)
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 (2): Eddie Whitley, Butler (Matthews, N.C.); Lorenzo Williams, Westover (Fayetteville, N.C.)
S (1): Jeron Gouveia, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA)
DB (1): Peter Rose, Amherst (VA)
ATH (1): Derrick McCoy, Amherst (VA)

Holdovers from the 2007 recruiting class (players that have signed but who are currently attending prep school)
Quillie Odom, LB, Hargrave
Kendrick Pressley, WR/DB, Hargrave
D.J. Thomas, RB/CB, Hargrave

Commit spotlight: Filling a need

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