Written By TechHoops.com
The Hokies have added a fifth member to their 2009 Recruiting Class , picking up a verbal commitment from Lamont Jones. Jones is listed at between 5′11″ and 6′ and around 170-175 pounds (ie: me about 15 years and 1,200 Quarter Pounders ago).
Jones currently plays for Coach Steve Smith at powerful Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, VA. Jeff Allen spent his senior season there. Lamont is a kid that can play either guard spot, and based on the way the Hokies have started this season, they can usually any help they can get there. Erick Green and Ben Boggs are also guards in this class, with Green more of a point guard and Boggs more of a slashing wing.
Lamont is rated as a 3-star by both Rivals.com and Scout.com . He originally hails from New York, NY, as does Seth Greenberg.
Since Jones missed the early signing period, he now must wait until April to ink with the Hokies. The other four members of the 2009 Class have all given Tech their John Hancock.
By my count, this puts VT at 15 scholarship players next season. The NCAA only allows 13. Terrance Vinson may not return for his redshirt-senior season, but another player would have to leave the program, or a recruit attend a post-grad year or drop out to get to the legal limit.