RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The recruiting war between UVA and Virginia Tech continues on this summer. Wednesday both schools received verbal commitments from Commonwealth recruits.
Augie Conte, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle from Blessed Sacrament Huguenot in Powhatan committed to Tech. Bayside High's Anthony Cooper committed today to Virginia.
Conte also had scholarship offers from Virginia and Old Dominion.
Cooper also considered offers from Vanderbilt and Tennessee. He's considered by many recruiting analysts to be among the nation's top 75 receiver prospects.
He joins a receiver class that includes Hampton High's Jamall Brown. In addition, UVA commitments Will Wahee from Norfolk Christian School and Maurice Canady from Varina High in Richmond could end up at receiver.
Though neither Conte and Willenbrock had hordes of recruiters banging down their doors (Willenbrock's other offers were from Temple and Tulane), they could be considered critical additions to Tech's class because the Hokies added just one offensive lineman (tackle Jake Goins) in the class of '11. Tech will lose at least four offensive linemen (starting seniors Jaymes Brooks, Greg Nosal at guard, and Andrew Lanier and Blake DeChristopher at tackle) after this coming season.