Recruiting Against the Big Boys

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In the weeks following the Orange Bowl loss to Stanford, it became fairly
obvious that Virginia Tech could only do one thing to elevate their program from
the current level: get better players. Frank Beamer made some
changes to the coaching staff in the offseason in an effort to improve
recruiting, and Tech is off to a very good start so far.

If you are only a casual follower of recruiting, let’s get you caught up to
speed. So far, the Hokies have verbal commitments from 12 different prospects.
Here’s a quick look at the list.

VT
Verbals
Pos. Player Ht. Wt. State
QB T.J. Millweard 6-4 230 TX
RB J.C. Coleman 5-7 170 VA
WR Mario Nixon 6-5 210 VA
TE Dakota Jackson 6-4 245 VA
OL Jack Willenbrock 6-4 250 PA
DE Jarontay Jones 6-2 245 GA
LB Dahman McKinnon 6-2 200 NC
CB Donaldven Manning 5-10 160 FL
CB Davion Tookes 5-11
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