FB Recruiting’s Final Stretch

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Virginia Tech has enjoyed a nice flurry of recruiting activity as of late, securing four commitments since December 13. In order, Tech received pledges from running back Demitri Knowles. The latter two committed last week.

The group of new commits is highlight by Jarrett, a former Pitt commit out of East Stroudsburg High School in Stroudsburg, PA. The 5-11, 180-pound senior has all the looks of being the next big-time Tech corner and is a tremendous addition to an already talented haul of corners in the class.

Holmes, who starred at Harrisonburg High School (VA), is a super-productive running back with good size. Long time Blue Streaks head coach Tim Sarver called Holmes the best cut-back runner he had ever coached. Sarver adds that Holmes should be an asset in the receiving game as well.

Redman and Knowles provide the Hokies with two promising receiving targets. Redman, who according to H.D. Woodson assistant Wayne Johnson physically compares favorably to former D.C. area standout tight end Vernon Davis, is a tight end recruit with good receiving ability. And Knowles, a wide receiver out of Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA), is relatively early in his development but possesses blazing speed and good hands.

Including these four commits, Tech now has 18 commitments in the class of 2011. There are three main targets with offers on the board right now, and all three are scheduled to visit Blacksburg next weekend. Here is the latest on those three main targets.

Stephone Anthony, LB, 6-3, 225 pounds, Anson County (Wadesboro, N.C.)

Anthony made the first of four scheduled official visits last weekend, when he traveled to Gainesville to check out the University of Florida. He’ll go to Clemson this weekend and Virginia Tech next weekend before finishing up with N.C. State on the weekend before Signing Day.

Anthony is intent on making these official visits — he’s considering UNC as well — but I think Virginia Tech is in a good position right now. The Under Armour All-American has seemingly developed a real bond with the coaches and has felt comfortable on his visits to

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