Friday Q&A and Discussion: April 22, 2011

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Tomorrow’s Spring Game will be a fun day for fans, players and coaches, but
it will also be an extremely important day for the program. Not because Logan
Thomas will play in his first Spring Game as the starting quarterback, and not
because it’s a chance to continue to develop defensive line depth. The Hokies
will be hosting lot of top recruits this weekend, and the new staff will have a
chance to make a great impression.

For the first time that I can remember, the media will not be allowed to
speak with assistant coaches following the Spring Game, because those coaches
will be busy dealing with visiting recruits. The staff knows this is a very
important weekend, if you are undecided about whether you’re going to attend,
please do so. The more people that are in the stands, the more impressed these
recruits will be.

Tech has offered more prospects than usual so far this year, and they also
seemed to have widened their recruiting net a bit. This is likely the influence
of new running backs coach Shane Beamer, who was the recruiting coordinator at
South Carolina before joining his father’s coaching staff in the offseason.

The Hokies will be hosting major in-state and out-of-state recruits. First,
let’s take a quick look at the in-state guys.

The top recruit in the state, athlete Joel
, will be in attendance. Caleb holds offers from Alabama, Florida, FSU,
Ohio State, etc. The Midlothian native has been rumored to be a Tech lean since
his recruitment began, but there is still a long way to go in the process.

Joining Caleb will be Brookville defensive tackle Korren
, who holds offers from Alabama, Penn State, Stanford, UNC and others.
Kirven is considered a heavy Tech lean and a big-time defensive tackle recruit.

Other visiting in-state recruits with impressive offer lists include
defensive end Ken