Hokies, Tigers Collect Commitments

The Virginia Tech Hokies and LSU Tigers both added commitments from prospects one day after the July evaluation period ended. The Hokies picked up a member of the Class of 2008 while LSU went for a current senior.

Seth Greenberg sat in "The Milkhouse" in Orlando last week during the AAU Nationals and watched the Charlotte Royals. On that team were a pair of key recruits the Hokies were interested in and just a day after the period ended, Greenberg owns a commitment from one of them.

J.T. Thompson, a 6-foot-5 ½ power forward out of Marshville (N.C.) who attends Hope Christian in Kings Mountain, committed to the program on Tuesday after looking at Clemson and Georgia.

"I've been to two of their elite camps and I've been around campus and I talked to the guys,." Thompson said. "It seemed like a good program and I really enjoyed myself when I went up there.

"Right now, since I have one more year to work on my ball handling, I think they'll use me as a 3 and 4."

Thompson was slated to be a 2007 recruit but opted to leave Forest Hills and reclass at Hope Christian. His former high school and current AAU teammate Dorenzo Hudson (Scout.com No. 48) is said to be high on Tech and Thompson would love to entice him to join him in Blacksburg.

"I would like him to but he said he wants to weight his options. I don't know if that's going to happen."


Down in Baton Rouge, the LSU Tigers have ventured up north (way north!) for their latest recruit. D.J. Wright, according to multiple sources, committed to the Tigers. Wright told Scout.com a week ago that LSU would be the choice in August and he kept his word.

A native of Toronto, Wright played last year at West Collegiate. He's a legitimate scoring threat from behind the line at 6-6 and was recruited to be a perimeter player for the Tigers.


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