Spring Football: Big Battle at Wideout

Virginia Tech’s top three receivers this year are experienced players.  Behind them, there is a big group of players who will spend the spring battling each other for playing time.

The Hokies lost Jarrett Boykin (184 catches, 2884 yards, 18 touchdowns) and Danny Coale (165 catches, 2658 yards, 8 touchdowns), so there will be plenty of opportunities for Tech’s returning players to catch passes.  This spring will be about building trust between Logan Thomas and those new receivers.

The top returning receiver is D.J. Coles (6-3, 224, Sr.), but he will miss the spring after undergoing knee surgery.  Coles had 36 catches for 480 yards and 3 touchdowns last year as Tech’s third receiver.  His absence this spring means that the younger, unproven wideouts will get more reps.

The Top Two