2006 Virginia Tech Football Season Preview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

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It’s been well publicized that Virginia Tech is going to be inexperienced
at quarterback this year. Sean Glennon is the likely starter, and he has thrown
all of 11 passes during live action in college games. His tight ends are even
less experienced than he is, not having played a single down in their careers.
Fortunately, Tech’s wide receivers are among the most experienced and most
talented in the nation.

Split End

The Hokies have proven players at the split end position. Whichever player is
in the game is capable of making a big play. Josh Morgan is cemented as the
starter at this point, but let’s take a look at the whole lineup.

Morgan, 6-1, 219, Jr.

Josh Morgan is arguably the most talented wide receiver on the team, and the
most likely to play in the NFL. He hauled in 28 catches for 471 yards and four
touchdowns a year ago. He was one of the few offensive players to show up
against Florida State in the ACC Championship Game by catching seven passes for
128 yards and a touchdown (and a disputed two-point conversion). His 126 yards
receiving against Auburn in the 2004 Sugar Bowl is a Tech bowl record.

Morgan is a big receiver who combines very good strength with good speed. He
has very good hands and should be poised for a breakout season.

Justin Harper, 6-4, 204, Jr.

Like Morgan, an argument could be made for Harper being the most talented
wide receiver on the team. However, Harper hasn’t been able to gain the
consistency that the other receivers possess, and that has limited his playing
time in his first two seasons. He was better last season, catching 16 passes for
295 yards and a touchdown. He also had a very good spring.

Harper should see