2012: Lots of Skill on Offense

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There are always a few recruits in each class that are somewhat difficult to slot.  Today we’ll look at Tech’s offensive recruiting class and slot each player in what we think will be their college position.

Brenden Motley

Some guys are obvious, and others … not so much.

Quarterback

Virginia Tech wanted to sign two quarterbacks this year.  They ended up with one, and at this point whether or not Brenden Motley is a long-term college quarterback remains to be seen.  The Hokies wanted T.J. Millweard, but he ended up at UCLA via Arizona State.

Motley has good size and he’s an excellent athlete.  I’d love to see him playing safety or rover for Virginia Tech.  He’s got a good enough arm to play quarterback in college, but from what I saw in the Tech camp last summer, his development as a quarterback is a long term-project.  There’s nothing wrong with that, but in this case he could be Virginia Tech’s #2 quarterback as quickly as 2013 if Logan Thomas leaves early.

Hopefully Thomas stays through 2013 and the Hokies can keep Motley in development mode.  I’d prefer to see him somewhere on defense, but at this point I’m not sure that’s ever going to be an option.

Running Back

Goodness … where to begin?  The Hokies signed as many as five guys who could play the running back position.  One is already enrolled, three will enroll this summer, and one more will enter next January.  It’s not a given that all will start out at running back, but it could certainly happen.

Right now I’m going to slot them all at tailback, simply because Virginia Tech has a major need at that position right now.  J.C. Coleman has already enrolled, and he will get every opportunity to earn playing

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