Young Hokies Impressive in Max Testing

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The Virginia Tech football team just completed Winter max testing, and
11 Hokies achieved Super Iron Hokie Status. Also, 10 players set new position
records in Mike Gentry’s strength and conditioning program.

Many young players who are sophomores or younger have already set position
records. Here is a look at the records that went down last week. Note: All numbers come from the free side of BeamerBall.com.

New
Position Records
Player Position Category Number

Greg Boone
TE
Back Squat
620-lbs

Darren Evans
RB
Front Squat
440-lbs

Danny Coale
WR
Front Squat
420-lbs

Tyrod Taylor
QB
Front Squat
385-lbs

Kam Chancellor
FS
Bench Press
380-lbs

Patrick Terry
WR
Vertical Jump
40.5″

Tyrod Taylor
QB
Power Clean
310-lbs

Lorenzo Williams
FS
Power Clean
331-lbs

Cody Grimm
Whip
Power Clean
326-lbs

Greg Nosal
OT
Power Clean
361-lbs

Jarrett Boykin
WR
Power Clean
331-lbs

Darren Evans, Danny Coale, Patrick Terry, Lorenzo Williams, Greg Nosal and
Jarrett Boykin are all r-sophomores or younger, and Tyrod Taylor was in the same
recruiting class as Evans, Coale, Terry and Nosal.

Speaking of Taylor, it’s impressive that he broke two positions records this
year. The Hokies have had some weight room warriors at quarterback throughout
the years, including Jim Druckenmiller, Michael Vick, Bryan Randall and Sean
Glennon. Taylor is putting himself in a position to have a good junior season.

Perhaps the most impressive record is the power clean record set by Lorenzo
Williams. Williams played as a true freshman this past season, and this was his
first year in Mike Gentry’s weight room. He’s not even 19 years old yet, and he
already holds a Virginia Tech position record. It takes a special athlete to
accomplish that feat.

11 Tech players achieved Super Iron Hokie status. They are: Greg Boone, Josh
Call, Kenny Jefferson, Josh Oglesby, Kenny Younger, Demetrius Taylor, Kam
Chancellor, Jake Johnson, Barquell Rivers, Tyrod Taylor and Dorian Porch.

Jake Johnson looks like Tech’s next super-athlete in the weight room. This is
his first year in the program, and he’s already a Super Iron Hokie.

Vassallo, Delaney earn All-ACC Honors

A.D. Vassallo and Malcolm Delaney were named Third Team All-ACC on Monday
afternoon by the ACC media. The pair led the Hokies in scoring this season, each
averaging over 18 points per game.

Vassallo, a senior wing, averaged 18.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He
shot 45.5 from the field and 37.5% from three-point range. He scored over 20
points in 16 games this year, including eight of the last 10 games of the
season.

Delaney is a sophomore guard who averaged 18.2 points per game, 4.1 rebounds
per game, and had a team-high 115 assists. His 37 points against Clemson back on
January 29 is the most point scored by an ACC player this season. Delaney looked
like a possible First Team All-ACC player at the beginning of February, but he
was forced to play with an injured hip down the stretch of the season.

Vassallo and Delaney will try to lead the Hokies to another win on Thursday
when Tech takes on Miami in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.

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