I have never really been huge into Signing Day, kind of falling along the same lines as the guys at The North End Zone that ranking recruiting classes based on the high school playing ability of 18 year old boys is kind of stupid. The guys at the NEZ listed the top 5 recruiting classes LAST year. Hmmm. Didn’t seem to work out so great for those guys. (And I know all you recruiting people are going to lecture me on how it takes a few years for a class to develop. Yeah, yeah.)
1. Tennessee 2. Michigan 3. FSU 4. Georgia 5. Oklahoma
But, the Hokies did seem to score a pretty solid class. While only landing one ESPNU 150 guy, safety Nick Dew, they did land seven of Virginia’s top 13 players, and 10 of the top 25, including defensive end Zach McCray and offensive lineman Mark Shuman.
The Hokies also continued the trend of having signing siblings of either current or former players. This year, four players, Kyle Fuller (brother of former player and current Tennessee Titan Vincent Fuller), Mark Shuman (brother of former player Ryan Shuman), Tahrick Peak (brother of current player Nubian Peak), and Derrick Hopkins (brother of current player Antoine Hopkins) will begin their Hokie careers.
The class will probably end up ranked somewhere in the mid twenties, but the Hokies have a history of doing very well without the flashy recruiting. The Hokies had the 23rd ranked class last year according to Rivals.com, and the 18th in 2008.
If you want to see the entire roster, click here.