The seven include three recent high school graduates, three 2012 signees and one prep player. All seven begin classes at Tech on Monday and will take part in the team’s offseason conditioning program in addition to spring drills in March and April.
The three recent high school graduates in the group are defensive back Brandon Facyson of Newnan, Ga., offensive lineman Parker Osterloh of Williamsburg and quarterback Carlis Parker of Statesville, N.C.
The three 2012 signees are defensive lineman Woody Baron of Brentwood, Tenn., defensive lineman Seth Dooley of Salem, running back/linebacker Jerome Wright of Highland Springs. Baron and Dooley delayed their enrollment by a semester. Wright spent the fall at Fork Union.
Another Fork Union product, offensive lineman Jonathan McLaughlin of Mauldin, S.C., was cleared by the NCAA academically yesterday. He’s a former East Carolina commitment who switched to the Hokies last month.
His FUMA teammate Drew Harris, a highly-touted running back, tweeted yesterday that because of a paperwork error, he won’t be able to enroll at Virginia Tech until June. His recruitment is still technically open.
Because Facyson, McLaughlin, Osterloh and Parker are enrolling in January, none will sign a National Letter of Intent. Baron, Dooley and Wright’s national letters of intent from 2012 were still binding. Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6 this year.
Here are previous blog posts written about each of the enrolling players: