Virginia Tech r-freshman defensive end Dadi Nicolas has been arrested for second degree grand larceny, a felony charge. As a result, he has been indefinitely suspended from the football team.
Nicolas will be ineligible to return to the football team until the charges are dropped or resolved. He would also need special permission from Tech AD Jim Weaver to return to the team. If he is convicted of the felony, he will be permanently dismissed.
Nicolas is a promising defensive end prospect who redshirted for the Hokies in 2011. He has major athleticism off the edge, and was expected to compete for playing time in the two-deep this August.
James Gayle and J.R. Collins are entrenched as starters at defensive end, with Tyrel Wilson in the two-deep. Candidates for the fourth defensive end position include Corey Marshall and Zack McCray, though either of those players could also end up at defensive tackle. Matt Roth and Justin Taylor, both r-freshmen, could also factor in.