Hokies Hosted Big Weekend

The Virginia Tech Hokies football team scored one of the biggest wins in the history of its program last weekend. At the same time, hoops coach Seth Greenberg was hosting a banner recruiting weekend himself.

Nov. 1 was a big day for the Virginia Tech basketball program. Seth Greenberg's bunch hosted three seniors over the weekend. Marquie Cooke, a Top 100 point guard prospect, is already committed but was in attendance helping the cause.

Two guys he was working on where Deron Washington and Emanuel Willis, both of whom were on their official visits. Washington is looking at Charlotte and Virginia Tech. Willis visited Cincinnati (which he is no longer considering) and has serious interest in Auburn, Southern Cal, South Carolina and Virginia.

That about does it for the senior class, but wait, there's plenty more.

Dante Cunningham, a PF out of Washington (DC) St. John's College was representing the Class of 2005. Cunningham runs with the DC Assault team and is a promising prospect. Joining Cunningham were a bunch of potential juniors.

Josh Thornton, a 6-1 point guard out of Caesar Rodney High in Delaware, was also on the visit. Thornton is the No. 2 prospect in the state of Delaware in the junior class. He attended the Nike All-American Camp and is regarded as a high-major point guard prospect with an excellent touch from the outside.

Laurynas Mikalauskas, a 6-7 PF from Dyke (VA) Blue Ridge Academy made the short trip. So did his 6-8 teammate Phillip Okonma. Washington's teammate Jessie Sapp, a 6-4 swingman from National Christian in Virginia was also there.

And now for the big gun.

Nolan Smith, a freshman at St. John's College, and one of the elite underclassmen in the country was there. Smith, a skilled 6-1 guard, is going to be a big timer. He's got size 18 sneaks already. He was MVP of the Southern Invitational earlier in the year and is an AAU teammate of Cunningham's.

Kevin Durant, a 6-8 forward out of National Christian, represented the Class of 2006.

All in all, 10 potential Hokies were on campus to watch the football team hammer No. 2 Miami. It had to be quite a recruiting weekend for the Hokies.


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