Virginia Tech's Non-Conference Opponents
Today’s the big signing day (App Fan)
The Mountaineers signed 19 guys, which doesn't seem big until you remember that FCS teams only have 63 players on scholarship at any time, not 85. Their signees include QB who looks pretty good and a guy named Bronson who isn't allowed to breathe on me.
Pirates Make Big Splash (Paint It Purple)
PIP writes that several players in this year's class could start contributing immediately for ECU. The Pirates signed five JUCO players, including three on the defensive line and a running back who was the JUCO national player of the year.
First Signing Class for Freeze (The Den)
Arkansas State's new head coach is a guy named Hugh Freeze, who you're familiar with if you read The Blind Side and not familiar with if you watched The Blind Side. His first signing class includes 10 JUCO players. Wow. Like ECU, a lot of them will play immediately.
2011 Recruiting Class (Thundering Blog)
MTB has an extensive breakdown of all of the players Marshall signed. The Herd signed the third-best class in CUSA according to rivals. The only two ahead of them are UCF and SMU, who are both in recruiting hotbeds. That shouldn't come as a surprise since Doc Holliday is known as a good recruiter.
Virginia Tech's ACC Opponents
Boston College's Recruiting Class (BC Interruption)
Not a bad class for the Eagles, who signed a lot of depth on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Two players, Mehdi Abdesmad and Albert Louis-Jean, are already on campus and might contribute the quickest.
The 2011 Clemson Tiger Recruiting Class (Shakin The Southland)
STS calls this the best linebacker recruiting haul the Tigers have had. it includes Stephone Anthony, who Tech fans were hoping would come to Blacksburg. Other big-time players in this star-studded class include LB Tony Steward, WR Sammy Watkins and RB Mike Bellamy.
Signing Day Wrapup (Block-C)
Clemson's already highly ranked class would go through the roof if Jadeveon Clowney becomes a Tiger. However, Block-C expects him to go to South Carolina.
Duke Signing Day Coverage (Blue Devil Nation)
If Duke is ever going to make a bowl game, it has to get better on the offensive and defensive line. David Cutcliffe has started bringing in some capable skill position players, but the Devils are still lightyears behind the rest of the conference on the lines.
Jackets Sign 22, Miss Cooper And Tuitt (SB Nation Atlanta)
Two big-name defensive line recruits spurned Georgia Tech, but the Jackets did land an all-name quarterback in Vad Lee who stands to be their QB of the future. Help could also be coming their linebacking corps in the form of Jabari Hunt-Days.
Meet Your New Miami Hurricanes (The 7th Floor)
Notes on every Miami signee in a class that's being called anti-climactic. Not exactly the splash new head coach Al Golden was trying to make.
Miami Announces 16 Signees (Eye of the Hurricane)
The Canes did manage to land Hokie target RB Kevin Grooms and several solid defensive players, led by Anthony Chickillo.
Successful Signing Day for UVa (Streaking The Lawn)
Signstravaganza (From Old Virginia)
National Signing Day: Wake Forest (Blogger So Dear)
God's Power Offor is only a 2-star defensive end, but here's hoping he one starts across the line from Gelo Orange, who is already an all-name team member at DE for Wake. Deac fans are excited about incoming Florida QB Kevin Sousa.
Virginia Tech's Off ACC Opponents
Seminoles Sign Nation's Top Recruiting Class (Tomahawk Nation)
The Florida State Seminoles signed the top recruiting class in the country, led by defensive lineman Tim Jernigan, safety Karlos Williams and running back James Wilder.
Thoughts On 2011 National Signing Day (Scalp Em)
This hits the main thing to take away from this year's Seminole class. It means kids want to go to FSU again.
All Terrapin Commits Accounted For, Plus a Surprise (Testudo Times)
It wasn't a very exciting day for Maryland fans, but they did get a punter they didn't expect to get. So there is that.
Edsall unconcerned about absence of QB in recruiting class (D1scourse)
The Terps already have Danny O'Brien and Jamarr Robinson on campus, so QB isn't a priority right now for the new coach. Next year will be a different story on the trail.
Signing Day Wrapup (Backing The Pack)
It keeps getting worse for State fans, who watched Tom O'Brien bring in one of the lower-ranked classes in the ACC. If you thought Hokie fans were disappointed about their signing class, you should read now NC State fans feel about theirs.