Recruiting Overview: Signing Day Approaching Fast

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Recruiting calendar

Signing Day – February 4th. The Signing Period lasts from February 4th until April 1st.

Division 1 football recruiting is currently in a Contact Period, which began November 30th and lasts through January 31st.

In-home visits are allowed during the Contact Period. According to the NCAA, “Six in-person off-campus contacts per prospective student-athlete shall be permitted during this time period with not more than one permitted in any one calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) or partial calendar week.”

The rest of the calendar goes as follows:

Quiet Period: December 21st, January 2-4, January 11th, January 16-17, February 1st
Dead Period: December 22-January 1, January 12-15, February 2-5
(Note: January 12-15 is a Dead Period, however, according to the NCAA, “Institutional staff members may have contact with a prospective student-athlete who has been admitted for mid-year enrollment, provided the prospect has signed a National Letter of Intent or other offer of admission and/or financial aid to attend the institution and is required to be on campus to attend institutional orientation sessions for all students.”)


Virginia Tech has 17 commitments in the fold for the 2009 class, but not all of these prospects are slated for enrollment in the summer of 2009. Marlboro County (Bennettsville, S.C.) brothers Tariq and Tyrell Edwards and Liberty (Bealeton, VA) offensive lineman Kory Gough are slated to grey-shirt, meaning they’ll enroll in Blacksburg in January of 2010. Bassett (VA) offensive lineman/defensive lineman Andrew Miller is planning to be on wrestling scholarship his freshman year before being on football scholarship beginning in the spring semester of 2010.

The situations of the Edwards brothers, Gough and Miller mean that Tech only has 13 commitments expected to enroll in the summer of 2009. D.J. Coles and Tony Gregory, 2008 class signees who came up short of qualifying academically, are hoping to enroll at Virginia Tech next month. One or both not qualifying could impact the 2009 class numbers further. TSL is hoping to learn the status of both of these prospects this week, so stay tuned.

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