ACC: Jerome Wright
Enjoy the weekend, gang.
- Doug Flutie thinks BC can give Clemson a fight, Jack McCluskey writes on ESPNBoston.com.
- Clemson's Sammy Watkins has shifted into a new gear, Mandrallius Robinson writes in the Greenville News.
- The (Raleigh) News & Observer's Luke DeCock says that Triangle teams suddenly have QB questions.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura previews the Georgia Tech-BYU game with Salt Lake Tribune's Jay Drew.
- Maryland coach Randy Edsall says that a nicked-up Stefon Diggs cannot get frustrated, Alex Prewitt writes in the Washington Post.
- Brandon Mitchell is making progress toward a return, Joe Giglio writes in the (Raleigh) News & Observer.
- Pitt's defense seeks a repeat of last year's Virginia Tech game, Sam Werner writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Syracuse coach Scott Shafer says that the running backs will be a big part of the game plan against NC State, Nate Mink writes in the (Syracuse) Post-Standard.
- Virginia's defense is trying to fix its problems, Mark Giannotto writes in the Washington Post.
- Jerome Wright gets things right on the field for Virginia Tech, Mike Barber writes in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- CSS-Sports' Dave McMahon offers a handful of ACC statistical nuggets heading into the weekend.
January, 16, 2013
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com
Seven early enrollees will join Virginia Tech when the team meets Monday afternoon to begin preparing for the 2013 season. The school announced the enrollment of: defensive back Brandon Facyson, offensive lineman Parker Osterloh and quarterback Carlis Parker, along with 2012 signees Woody Baron, Seth Dooley and Jerome Wright. Additionally, Fork Union prepster Jonathan McLaughlin, who gave a verbal comitment to the Hokies in December, joins the squad. All seven begin classes Tuesday.
From the release:
From the release:
Baron and Dooley both signed with Tech last February and deferred their enrollments to this semester. Wright also signed with Tech in 2012, but went to Fork Union Military Academy for a semester.
Facyson is from Newnan, Ga., and played at Northgate High. He is ranked as the No. 25 cornerback in the country and the No. 39 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation. Osterloh is an offensive tackle from Williamsburg’s Warhill High. He is rated as the No. 45 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports. Parker is a quarterback from Statesville, N.C., who is listed as the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 21 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.
McLaughlin is the only new name to Tech fans as he committed to the Hokies just last month after signing with East Carolina coming out of high school. After a semester at Fork Union, the offensive lineman from Mauldin, S.C., chose Virginia Tech. He is ranked the No. 27 prep player in the country, the No. 3 prep offensive tackle and the No. 19 prep player in Virginia by 247Sports.
Because Facyson, McLaughlin, Osterloh and Parker are enrolling in January, none will sign a National Letter of Intent. Baron, Dooley and Wright’s NLIs from 2012 were still binding. Signing Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6 this year.
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