Hudson Gives Hokies Reason To Cheer

Mustapha Farrakhan is now the highest rated available shooting guard in America. To what does he owe that honor? Well, on Tuesday morning Dorenzo Hudson took himself off the market.

We liked Virginia Tech's 2006 recruiting class. We liked it a lot.

However, we don't think it's nearly as talented as Seth Greenberg's 2007 effort. On Tuesday, the cherry was put on top of a class that now features a trio of Top 100 players.

Dorenzo Hudson,'s No. 51 senior in the nation and previously the highest rated shooting guard in the nation, committed to play for the Hokies after listening to pitches from Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Maryland and Illinois.

The Hokies, especially since taking Hudson's relative and former teammate two months ago, have been the behind the scenes clubhouse leader for Hudson. "He felt comfortable with the situation and they did a great job of recruiting the young man," Hargrave head coach Kevin Keatts said. "It doesn't hurt that his teammate Jeff Allen is going there and also his cousin J.T. Thompson (2008) will be there. Those guys have a bond."

Allen is likely to be the highest-rated post graduate player in America and headlines the contingent. Gus Gilchrist, another Top 100 player, has boatloads of potential. Malcolm Delaney and Terrell Bell round out Greenberg's best effort since taking over the reigns of the program.

Hudson, a former Forest Hills standout from a small North Carolina town, is capable of big things with the ball in his hands. "He can score the basketball," Keatts said. "He puts it in the hole in a variety of ways – he's a big guard who can score inside and outside. He's got a great body and the kid loves to play the game."

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