2009 Class: The Players

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Last year at this time, Virginia Tech wasn’t anticipating a big 2009 class. The original projection in terms of signees was thought to be anywhere from 11-15, but the staff ended up signing 21 kids yesterday. This does include D.J. Coles, who signed with Tech last February, as well as three possible grey-shirt candidates.

Rankings-wise, Virginia Tech’s 2009 haul includes the following per Rivals.com: Five 4-star prospects, 13 3-star prospects and three 2-star recruits. Tech also has two ESPN150 recruits – athlete Logan Thomas and running back David Wilson.

Here is a look at the 21 players signed by Virginia Tech in the 2009 recruiting class…

RUNNING BACK

David Wilson

• 5-11, 195 pounds
• George Washington High School (Danville, VA)
• TechSideline.com Top 40 rank: #2
• Rivals rank: 4 stars; #4 running backs
• Scout rank: 4 stars; #26 running backs
• Primary Recruiter: Bryan Stinespring

One of Virginia Tech’s top 2009 class recruits, David Wilson combines speed, athleticism, balance and strength as a top running back prospect. He exploded onto the high school football scene as a junior in 2007, rushing for 1,551 yards and 17 touchdowns. Despite GW-Danville losing experienced players on the offensive line, Wilson improved upon his junior season success as a senior, rushing for 2,291 yards and 35 touchdowns including two 300-plus yard performances.

Wilson, who earned MVP honors at the Hawaii/Mainland all-star game, comes away from GW-Danville as the school’s record holder for rushing yards in a game and in a season. He has the potential to play as a true freshman, but with the depth already in place provides the luxury of red-shirting this talented athlete…and I do mean athlete. Wilson is not only a star on the gridiron, but he is a national champion in indoor triple jump and plans to continue his track career at Virginia Tech.


WIDE RECEIVER

D.J. Coles

• 6-3, 215 pounds
• Fork Union Military Academy (Goochland, VA)
• Rivals rank: 4 stars; #7 prep players
• Scout rank: 4 stars
• Primary Recruiter: Jim Cavanaugh

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