New Coaches Bring New Recruiting Responsibilities

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On Signing Day, I got the opportunity to ask Frank Beamer about the recruiting territories of Tech’s new coaches.  He turned the show over to recruiting coordinator Bryan Stinespring, who went over the territorial responsibilities of each coach.

I was originally going to use today to look ahead to the 2014 class and identify the major prospects that Virginia Tech will be going after over the course of the next year.  However, I decided it would be better to talk about these new recruiting responsibilities for the coaching staff before we get into the specific prospects.  Plus, we need a few days to add a number of 2014 guys to our recruiting database.  Once we get that done, we’ll start in on 2014 prospects early next week.

The responsibilities of some coaches haven’t change, and others have had just minor alterations.

Bud Foster: Tech’s defensive coordinator will continue to recruit his area of Northern Virginia.

Torrian Gray: Gray will continue to split Northern Virginia with Foster, and he’ll also keep recruiting parts of Georgia and Florida.

Shane Beamer: Beamer will stay in the Richmond area, and he also added the city of Charlotte to his recruiting territories.

Charley Wiles: He’ll stay in Eastern North Carolina, plus his territory in that state has been extended out to Raleigh and Greensboro.  He’ll also continue to recruit in Florida, and he’s added Southwestern Virginia to his list.

Bryan Stinespring: Stiney is responsible for a big area in Virginia.  Beginning in Roanoke, he’ll take 220 down to Martinsville, and then hit 58 through Danville and Halifax, gradually making his way to Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, etc.

Cornell Brown: Brown will continue to recruit the Lynchburg area for Virginia Tech.  He’ll also take over the Peninsula portion of the 757 from departed coach Curt Newsome.

Aaron Moorehead: Tech’s new wide receivers coach will be responsible for DC and Maryland, as well as Winchester, VA.  Stinespring also mentioned that he could do some spot recruiting in other areas of the country, such as his hometown of Chicago.

Jeff Grimes: Grimes will handle prep schools (Fork Union mostly), eastern Pennsylvania, and he’ll have the I-81 area north of Lexington.  He will do some spot recruiting