Orange Bowl Recruiting Breakdown
Hokies shaping up to have one of best years ever
Dec. 31, 2007
By Tom Lemming
Special to CSTV.com
Tom is CSTV's college football recruiting analyst, and writes for CSTV.com regularly. E-mail here!
Virginia Tech (Recruiting Log)
Virginia Tech is having an outstanding year, one of its best years in a while. Last year was very good and this year could be just as good. Frank Beamer is a superior recruiter, one of the best in the business, particularly when it comes down to
One of the big guys they've picked up is Vinston Painter (No. 82-ranked senior), the big tackle from
D.J. Coles is one of the great athletes nationally, a state champion in the 100 meters. He's an athlete and a big time player that they could probably use somewhere right away.
Bruce Taylor is another big-time star, one of the best players in
Virginia Tech has pretty much picked up everyone in the
I never thought Kansas had recruited all that well over the past few years. They just coach the kids well because they still don't have great talent. But I guess they're better than I thought. It's one of those schools I kind of missed on the past few years. There's always a few you overrate and a few you underrate and they are one that I definitely underrated.
They've really surprised me. They have one heck of a coaching staff to do what they did. And even now recruiting-wise, they're not having a great year. They have to get players other schools don't like because even though they've had great success on the field this year, it has yet to translate off of it.
They're now doing very well in