2012 Class: Position Breakdown

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Team Rankings

Rivals.com rates Virginia Tech’s 2012 class at no. 21 in the country.  247Sports.com rates Tech’s class as no. 23 nationally, and ESPN.com puts the class at no. 25.

Player Rankings


Joel Caleb (no. 83) is in the ESPNU 150

– Five 4-star recruits including Caleb, Ken Ekanem , Drew Harris , Donaldven Manning and Devin Vandyke

– Twenty-two 3-star recruits

– One 2-star recruit


– Caleb (no. 84), J.C. Coleman (no. 101), Manning (no. 140), Deon Clarke (no. 162), Ekanem (no. 209) and Trey Edmunds (no. 217) made the Rivals250

– Seven 4-star prospects including Caleb, Clarke, Coleman, Edmunds, Ekanem, Harris and Manning

– Nineteen 3-star prospects

– Two 2-star prospects


– Ekanem (no. 202), Caleb (no. 204), Harris (no. 247) are ranked in the Scout.com Top 300

– Three 4-star prospects in Caleb, Ekanem and Harris

– Seventeen 3-star prospects

– Eight 2-star prospects

247 Sports

– Harris (no. 125), Caleb (no. 160), Clarke (no. 187) and Ekanem (no. 197) made 247Sports.com’s National Top 247

– Seven 4-star prospects including Caleb, Clarke, Coleman, Edmunds, Ekanem, Harris and Jarontay Jones

– Eighteen 3-star prospects

– Three 2-star prospects


Virginia Tech’s 2012 class is a highly regarded one that features top recruits from up and down the East coast.  Running back, wide receiver, defensive line and linebacker are the positions Frank Beamer and company had a lot of success in recruiting, addressing needs while adding high caliber talent.  Here are my thoughts on all positions and how Tech did in recruiting them in 2012:


If there is any position at which Virginia Tech needed another player, it is quarterback.  That’s not a knock on Tech’s lone quarterback signee,