Signing Day Approaching Fast

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Recruiting news hasn’t been positive for Virginia Tech over the course of the past week, but the Hokies still have a chance to finish strong in the 2012 class. With just over three weeks remaining until Signing Day, Tech remains very much in the running with three of its top overall targets: Clover Hill (Midlothian, VA) WR/ATH Joel Caleb, Centreville (Clifton, VA) DE Ken Ekanem and Brookville (Lynchburg, VA) DT Korren Kirven.

Calendar

Today marked the beginning of a “Dead Period” that lasts through Thursday, January 12. The “Contact Period” is in effect from the 13th through the 29th. A “Quiet Period” is on the 29th and is followed by another “Dead Period” from January 30-February 2. Signing Day is Wednesday, February 1.

The official definition (per the NCAA) of each period is as follows:

Contact Period: During this time, a college coach may have in-person contact with you and/or your parents on or off the college’s campus. The coach may also watch you play or visit your high school. You and your parents may visit a college campus and the coach may write and telephone you during this period.

Dead Period: The college coach may not have any in-person contact with you or your parents at any time in the dead period. The coach may write and telephone you or your parents during this time.

Quiet Period: The college coach may not have any in-person contact with you or your parents off the college’s campus. The coach may not watch you play or visit your high school during this period. You and your parents may visit a college campus during this time. A coach may write or telephone you or your parents during this time.

Recent Developments in VT Recruiting

– Two 2011 signees will not attend Virginia Tech. Former Dinwiddie (VA) quarterback Chris Hall, a tight end recruit for the Hokies, will not enroll due to academics according to Generals head coach Billy Mills. Marshall is a possible destination for the 6’5″, 240-pound prospect. And, within the past week, former West Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL) wide receiver Robert Lockhart revealed via Twitter that he has decided to take his talents elsewhere.

“Just made it official and committed to the university of Miami,” the 6’1″, 180-pound prospect wrote on Twitter on January 7.

Lockhart signed with Tech last February but failed to meet qualifying standards. He attended Fork Union

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