All four of Virginia Tech’s verbal commits in the Class of 2011 are now in ESPNU’s updated list of the top 100 recruits. Recent commit Dorian Finney-Smith headlines the list at #26, just six spots from 5-star status. This is actually a sizable drop for Dorian. He had been a 5-star before, sitting at #15, but dropped 11 spots. ESPNU had been the only service that had him as a 5-star, but this is on-par with where other services seem to have Dorian. Finney-Smith sits as the #6 rated small forward.
Robert Brown is really moving on up. Reports are he was very impressive this summer and has looked great at Hargrave to date. Robert went from a 3-star recruit to a 4-star, ranked #83 overall on the ESPNU list. Brown is ranked as the #25 shooting guard.
C.J. Barksdale also moved into the top 100. He is at #88 and maintains his 4-star status, and sits at #18 among power forwards.
Point guard Marquis Rankin, who dropped a ton in his ratings over the last year, seems to have had his stock reevaluated. He also jumped into the top 100, sitting at #95. Rankin is the #18 ranked point guard in the class.
The Hokies are clearly getting big time respect and Brown’s, Barkdale’s, and Rankin’s decision to all go to Hargrave seems to have been a positive one so far.