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Recruiting News: Hokies Land Harper, Flowers; Ore Next?
by Will Stewart, TechSideline.com
Virginia Tech landed two football commitments this week, and by the time you read this, a third may be in the bag.
First, Hargrave Military Academy wide receiver Justin Harper (6-4, 190, 4.5 forty) committed Wednesday. Harper wants to enroll at VT in January of 2004. He has received qualifying grades and test scores, and VT has his transcripts (according to Harper), so if everything goes as planned, he will join Hargrave teammate and fellow VT commit, QB Cory Holt, at Virginia Tech in January.
Harper is ranked as a three-star player (out of five) by TSL.
Then on Friday, another Hargrave player, CB Brandon Flowers (5-11, 180, 4.5 forty), committed to Virginia Tech. Flowers is Tech's eighth verbal commitment this year (VT currently has ten players in the 2004 recruiting class, including the eight commitments, plus Cory Holt and D.J. Parker from last year, who are currently prepping at Hargrave).
Flowers, rated as a three-star player by TSL, is originally from Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, FL, where he played with current VT wide receiver David Clowney.
Meanwhile, other sources are indicating that Indian River running back Brandon Ore (6-2, 195, 4.4 forty, three stars, ranked #11 in the state by TSL's Chris Horne) is also likely to commit to VT. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Ore had a press conference scheduled for Friday afternoon, and that sources indicated Ore was headed to VT. As of mailing time, the time of the press conference and Ore's decision had not been verified by TechSideline.com.
To see VT's list of verbal commitments for the 2004 recruiting class, click here.
As if you didn't already spend enough time on TSL, we've got some new, addictive interactive games to play. Choose from Sackman (which will remind you of PAC-Man), TSL Match 'Em, or TSL Shuffle!
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What: The Hokie Strokie Golf Classic, 18 Holes of golf with fellow Hokies! (including Head Professional Craig Forgash, Class of í93)
Where: Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
When: 12:00 Shotgun Start, Limited to the first 64 players to sign up
Cost: $75.00 pp + tax; Includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls & (2) drink tickets
Optional: $5 Gross Skins Game
Food and Beverage: A $16.95 Brunch Buffet is available starting at 8:00 a.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Otherwise, a snack shop and beverage cart are available for miscellaneous items.
Sign-up: Make your own foursome, or weíll pair you up.
Call 480-596-7050 and say you want to sign up for The Hokie Strokie. A Credit Card # will be required to hold your spot. An e-mail reply can be requested to confirm your spot and receive directions.
Want to play golf, but canít play in The Hokie Strokie? Call 480-596-7050 anytime during your visit and identify yourself as a Virginia Tech Fan and get a 25% discount off the rack rate anytime you play thru January 4th! Go Tech!!!
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Project: Thank You, our annual player and coach appreciation effort that is directed by message board poster Nova Hokie 95, returns! Now in its sixth year, PTY is a player appreciation effort designed to acknowledge and show appreciation for the hard work of each and every player as they prepare for the bowl game with a simple thank-you note. Click here for the details and how you can sign up to participate.
Come out and cheer for the Hokies as they take on the Pirates of ECU in Norfolk on December 27th! This game offers all Hokies in the Tidewater Area the chance to show the Virginia Tech basketball team how much we support them as they compete against ECU and prepare to enter the ACC next season. Go to:
for more information!
Date: Saturday December 27th
Time: Pre-game party starts at 530 PM, With Tip off at 700PM
Where: The Constant Convocation Center across from the ODU Campus on Hampton Blvd in Norfolk.
Cost: $20 includes one game ticket and entrance to the Pre-Game Party, which includes finger foods and a cash bar.
RSVP PLEASE contact JILL HENRY by NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 20th if you plan to attend at (757) 617-6189
Please Make Checks Payable to "VTAA - Tidewater Chapter" and mail them to:
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Alas, the last round of Athlon's spirit contest started under our radar, and as a result, VT's Jessica Clem has fallen far behind two other cheerleaders. There's plenty of time for Jessica to make up ground, if Hokies turn out in large numbers to vote for her!
It's simple: (1) Vote for Jessica; (2) Vote for Jessica once a day; (3) Vote for Jessica some more.
Here's the link -- at the time I write this, she has 21,669 votes, and two other cheerleaders have 38,465 votes (Nebraska) and 38,369 (NC State):
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|TechSideline.com Updates From the Past Week|
The State of the Program, Part 2: The Offense
Hokies Destroy VMI, 80-56
Hokie Hotline Notes for December 8, 2003
Two Takes from Two Fans
Ah, That Zany BCS
Tech Women Run Away From Alabama, 68-51
Buckeyes Hold Off Hokies, 62-57
VT Recruiting War Room #8: Defense
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