GETTING WHAT THEY WANT: Everybody who said they were going to play football at Virginia Tech and Virginia actually signed with Virginia Tech and Virginia yesterday, leaving both schools pleased with their haul.
TECH’S BUNCH: Tech’s class was ranked 22nd nationally by Rivals, tying for the third-highest ranking in program history. Rivals ranked the group third in the ACC. Andy’s done a terrific job covering every angle on this. Here are links to profiles on all 18 signees. Here are Frank Beamer and Bryan Stinespring talking about the class. And here is a roundup of everything.
UVA’S BUNCH: The Cavaliers’ class was ranked 27th in the nation and fourth in the ACC by Rivals. As Doug writes, UVa has added some nice size on the offensive line.
USUAL SUSPECTS: Florida State and Clemson were ranked 1-2 in the ACC by Rivals. After Tech and UVa, Maryland was fifth. Nine ACC schools were in the top 50 nationally; Wake Forest (58), Duke (67) Syracuse (71), Georgia Tech (86) and Boston College (88) were the only ones who weren’t.
BIG NUMBERS: VMI hopes it has landed its quarterback of the future in Al Cobb, who accounted for 104 touchdowns over three seasons at his Tennessee high school. Nappy has a look at the Keydets’ class here.
NOT AS FORTUNATE: Doug leads his college notebook with N.C. State losing the commitments of a couple of Virginians following the ouster of Tom O’Brien.
MORE RECRUITING: Robert has a roundup of other Timesland stars who are heading to college, including Pulaski County’s James King, who’s going to VMI.
BACK AT IT: The Hokies and Cavs return to the hardwood tonight. UVa hosts Clemson at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 (Cavs favored by 7.5), and the Hokies welcome Maryland at 9 p.m. on CW5 (Terps favored by 4.5).
LET GO: Former UVa star Chris Canty is among the players released by the Giants. The group also includes Ahmad Bradshaw, who scored the winning touchdown in last year’s Super Bowl. That should mean more action for Tech alum David Wilson.
BAD DAY: Disappointing start to World Cup qualifying for the U.S., which falls 2-1 at Honduras after grabbing a 1-0 lead.
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