Overall, there are 14 members of the 2013 recruiting class who are currently enrolled at Virginia Tech. That includes the four players who enrolled early and participated in spring practice.
OL Kyle Chung
DB Charles Clark
CB Kendall Fuller
QB Bucky Hodges
TE Kalvin Cline
LB Jamieon Moss
DB Deon Newsome
WR David Prince
DB Anthony Shegog
DT Wyatt Teller
CB Brandon Facyson
OT Jonathan McLaughlin
OT Parker Osterloh
QB Carlis Parker
Facyson and McLaughlin proved this past spring that they were very underrated prospects. Currently McLaughlin projects to be Virginia Tech’s starting left tackle, while Facyson was impressive in a backup role. A few of those other true freshmen will have a chance to prove in August that they deserve to play this season, such as Kendall Fuller , Wyatt Teller and Anthony Shegog .
There are a few names from the 2013 class that aren’t there. Braxton Pfaff is still recovering from shoulder surgery and will delay his enrollment until January 2014. Holland Fisher did not qualify and will attend Fork Union. Andrew Motu’apuaka wasn’t thought to have qualifying issues, so it’s assumed that he will enroll in August when practice begins.
It’s been known for quite some time that Cequan Jefferson and DJ Reid could have qualification issues. They are currently not enrolled at Virginia Tech, and their academic situation is not known. It’s possible that they did not qualify and will head to prep school. It’s also possible that they did qualify and will enroll in August. Right now, it’s not clear.
Also, for those wondering, 2012 signee Thomas Smith did not qualify and barring something unforeseen, he will not attend Virginia Tech. Drew Harris remains at a junior college and is unlikely to gain NCAA Eligibility soon.
Important Dates of the Preseason
Here are some dates to keep in your head…
July 13: Recruiting camp and recruiting weekend
July 31: Players officially report for camp
August 1: Practice begins
August 3: Media Day
August 10: Scrimmage #1
August 17: Scrimmage #2
There is no indication whether or not those two scrimmages will be open to the public. In the past, that has been the case, so we’ll assume they are until announced otherwise.
Note that our preseason position-by-position previews will begin on Monday, August 5. In the past they’ve begun in the middle of July. Now that we have a press pass, we are delaying the start of our previews so we can accumulate quotes from coaches and players during Media Day on August 3. Quotes, along with pictures from Media Day, will help augment our normal previews.