Several Prospects Stand out at VT Camp

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Saturday, Virginia Tech held a one-day camp for recruits.  Current commits and current targets were on-hand, and many 2014 prospects were there as well.

TSL was there to snap photos, take some videos, and to observe.  Horne hit you with his report yesterday, and we posted a photo gallery this morning.  These are my random thoughts on individual players at the camp.  Later this afternoon we’ll complete our coverage with some video of Tech targets and commits.

Mike Jones high points the ball

Mike Jones Had an Impressive Day

Mike Jones is about 5-9, 170, and nobody had ever heard of him before Saturday’s camp at Virginia Tech.  I sure hadn’t, and I’m betting you hadn’t either.  He had drawn recruiting interest from Maryland, Rutgers, Boston College, Vandy, and some others, but the Baltimore product has no scholarship offers.

When I saw Jones on Saturday, I assumed he was a 2014 prospect.  I was surprised when I found out he was a 2013 kid.  Overall, he was one of the more impressive players there.  Jones has very good hands, he high points the football, and he has excellent body control.

I checked out his film on Rivals yesterday, and he’s a big play machine at Milford Mill.  He also plays cornerback, and his downfield coverage appears to be very good and he tackles well up around the line of scrimmage.  He plays bigger than he is.  I think he’s a bit more natural as a receiver.

Virginia Tech really doesn’t have much room left in their 2013 class.  They might not have any room at all for new scholarship offers.  If they view Jones as a corner, they definitely don’t have room this year with