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A Hokie 2010 Recruiting Update

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Justin CocchiolaCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2009

Virginia Tech has been working hard on next year's recruiting class, and 16 recruits have verbally committed to the Hokies for 2010.

Of the 16 recruits, 10 are from Virginia and one from Washington D.C. has rated two of the recruits, Zach McCray and Mark Shuman, in the top 150.

The top recruit for the Hokies 2010 class plays defense.  McCray is the ninth rated defensive end in the country, according to, and verbally committed to the Hokies in June.  

McCray is 6' 3" tall, weighs 230 pounds and has a 40 time of 4.7 seconds.  McCray hails from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, VA.

Marc Shuman is an offensive guard from Fork Union Military Academy and has received 17 scholarship offers, but chose Virgina Tech during his junior year.  Some of the offers include Notre Dame, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

Shuman already has great size for an offensive lineman, standing at 6' 6" and weighing 270 pounds.

His teammate, Nick Acree, has also verbally committed to the Hokies.  Acree plays offensive tackle and like Shuman stands at 6' 6" tall but weighs 300 pounds.

Here's the position breakdown for the 2010 class, as of July 23, 2009:

Quarterback: 2

Offensive Line: 3

Wide Receiver/Tight End: 2

Defensive Line: 4

Linebacker: 3

Cornerback: 2

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