Saturday, July 29, 2006

Hokie Football: 2007 Recruit - Jaymes Brooks

Ever since last week's signing of Tidewater QB Tyrod Taylor, the recruits for VT keep rolling in, and there doesn't seem to be a dropoff in the immediate future. That's what five-star prospects can do for a program.

That being said, here's the latest on Tech's newest recruit, Jaymes Brooks, a rising senior offensive lineman with some size at Denbigh High in Newport News, courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot sportswriter Kyle Tucker:
Denbigh lineman commits to Virginia Tech

Momentum is barreling in Virginia Tech's favor these days.

On Friday, the Hokies picked up their 15th football commitment in July and 17th overall when Newport News offensive lineman Jaymes Brooks picked Tech at a news conference.

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound guard from Denbigh High chose the Hokies over offers from Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Offensive line was Tech's biggest area of need in its 2007 recruiting class, and the Hokies have received verbal commitments from four offensive linemen. A fifth, Khalil Latif from Midlothian, visited Blacksburg on Friday and could make a decision before the end of the weekend.

Latif is rated the No. 13 player in the state by techsideline.com, while Brooks is No. 11. Rivals.com rates Latif No. 18 in Virginia and Brooks No. 23. So far, the average size of Tech's offensive line prospects is 6-4-1/2 and 291 pounds.

The Hokies also got a commitment this week from Kellam tight end Greg Nosal - who at 6-7, 255 pounds projects favorably as a future lineman. The depth of blockers piling up bodes well for the jewel of Tech's class, five-star quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

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