Monday, July 17, 2006

Hokie Football: Four New Commitments

Courtesy of Staff Wire Reports from the Daily Press
Hokies get four more commitments
July 17, 2006

Though the pace is sure to slow down, Virginia Tech might fill all available spots for its 2007 football recruiting class by the end of July if commitments continue to roll in at this rate.

Tech added four more commitments this past weekend, all from offensive players: tackle William Alvarez, wide receiver Danny Coale and running backs Darren Evans and Josh Oglesby. They bring Tech's commitment total to 11. Tech picked up nine of those players in nine days (July 6-15). Feb. 7 is the first day recruits can sign a letter of intent with a university.

Alvarez, a 6-foot-6, 305-pounder from C.D. Hylton High in Woodbridge, got scholarship offers from Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, Penn State, Miami, North Carolina and others.

Coale, a 6-foot, 195-pound student at Episcopal High in Alexandria, had an offer from Virginia Military Institute in his hometown of Lexington. He had 14 touchdown receptions last season.

Evans, a 6-foot, 215-pounder from Warren Central High in Indianapolis, considered offers from Purdue, Colorado, Washington, Louisville and others. He has more than 4,300 rushing yards and has scored 66 TDs in the last two seasons combined.

Oglesby, a 6-foot, 210-pound recruit from Garner High in Garner, N.C., turned down offers from Wake Forest, N.C. State, East Carolina and UNC.
As mentioned, with the added recruits, our current total of commitments increased to 11. Here's a look at who has verbally committed to becoming a Hokie.
NamePositionStarsHeightWeight40HometownStateStatus
Alvarez, WilliamOL* * *6-5305N/AWoodbridgeVAVT Commit
Barden, BrandonTE* * *6-52204.57LincolntonGAVT Commit
Battle, KwamaineDT* *6-12604.8BaileyNCVT Commit
Coale, DannyWR* *6-01954.42LexingtonVAVT Commit
DeChristopher, BlakeOL* * *6-52905.0MidlothianVAVT Commit
Drager, ChrisTE* * *6-42354.8Jefferson HillsPAVT Commit
Evans, DarrenRB* * *6-02054.55IndianapolisINVT Commit
Lanier, AndrewTE* *6-53054.75RoebuckSCVT Commit
Odom, QuillieLB* * *6-12004.6ManassasVAVT Commit
Oglesby, JoshRB* * *6-52204.57LincolntonGAVT Commit
Terry, PatrickWR* *6-01824.39South BostonVAVT Commit

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