2008 Recruiting Grades: The Offense

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Virginia Tech has spent the last two years attempting to revamp their
struggling offense through recruiting. They did a good job in 2007, signing
Tyrod Taylor, two tailbacks, and an excellent class of offensive linemen. They
followed that up with another strong showing in 2008.

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 each position,
how many they actually signed, and how highly rated those recruits were. Let’s
take a look at the 2008 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, while four and five star recruits flame out. 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

2008 Offensive Backfield Depth Chart




Sean Glennon (r-Sr.)

Branden Ore (r-Sr.)

Kenny Jefferson (r-Jr.)