Pre-Season Top 30 Shows Some Changes

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This class certainly seems to be a deep one, with over 40 players having
received at least one Division 1A scholarship offer. This class boasts a number
of very solid prospects, and in some respects this has been one of the toughest
classes to rank. One thing is for sure – the state of Virginia continues to
produce quality talent.

Movin’ on up …

There has been some movement since the release of the Pre-Summer Top 30. In
most cases, there is slight movement, but there are some prospects that have
made a significant jump. One is Jamar Jackson, a defensive end/outside
linebacker recruit out of Varina. After watching film and then seeing Jamar up
close, it’s clear that he has added 20-25 pounds of good weight and has kept
his tremendous agility and speed. Jamar is a physical specimen who boasts
excellent all-around athleticism.

Virginia Tech recruits Quillie Odom (#24) and Patrick Terry (#27), as well as
Henrico High School star Corey Mosley (#26), are new additions to the Top 30.
All three are terrific athletes. Terry is a speedy wide receiver, Odom is a
fast, athletic and tough linebacker and Mosley is a terrific all-around athlete
who could play several positions on the next level.

Questions for the season …

Heading into the 2006 season, there are some questions that could affect the
Postseason ranks. Here are a few…

Which offensive line recruit will make a move? In my opinion, the top
three offensive line recruits in the state are Will Alvarez, Andrew Nuss and
Blake DeChristopher . When Postseason ranking time comes, I could see any of the
three being in that top spot. I believe Alvarez has the most potential of the
three, and if he can be consistent on the field and with his work ethic, he’ll
stay there. If not, we’ll see. DeChristopher has a lot of momentum heading
into this season (he has gained 30 pounds last season and has grown an inch). In
terms of other offensive line recruits that could make a move, Hylton’s Leo
Grassilli is certainly one to watch