Camp Season Returns

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Camp season is upon us again and the Virginia Tech coaches hope to continue the recent success they have enjoyed at this time of year. Last year’s June one-day camp was certainly eventful, with Zack McCray surprising the coaches with a commitment. McCray was the first of eight commitments for the Hokies last June and July, giving Tech 17 2010 class commits by the beginning of August. The previous year, 11 players committed over the course of June and July. How much success Virginia Tech will have this year remains to be seen, but without question the camp season has become a big part of the staff’s recruiting.

Virginia Tech enters June with two commitments, defensive tackle Kris Harley and rover/whip Ronny Vandyke. The staff still does not have a lot of scholarships to play with and likely will end up with 12-15 recruits signing in this class. The July camp figures to be the bigger one in terms of high profile recruits and targets, but this Saturday will be important.

Harrisonburg (VA) offensive tackle Landon Turner, a top target, will be in attendance. The 6-6, 300-pound rising senior still has Tech and UNC at the top of his list, but he is also considering offers from Florida, LSU, West Virginia and others. Tech will look to solidify its position with Turner, who plans to visit UNC, West Virginia and Florida later on this spring and summer.

Cave Spring (Roanoke, VA) linebacker/safety Michael Cole will attend Saturday but will not workout. Virginia Tech is in good position with the 6-2, 210-pound Cole, who earned a grey-shirt offer from the Hokies last month. He is also considering an offer from Duke and interest from Penn State and UVa. Cole plans to attend camp at UVa on June 12 and may camp at Penn State, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt as well.

Dinwiddie (VA) star defensive lineman Chris Hall, however. Hall, a 6-4, 225-pound prospect, hopes to impress the Tech coaches at quarterback this weekend, but for now it appears the staff is pursuing him more as a tight end/athlete. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see an offer come on Saturday, though Hall may be more likely to be a grey-shirt given the scholarship situation. If an offer does come, Hall, who grew up rooting