2012 Scholarship Situation: Hokies Filled Up

With spring practice behind us, a long offseason is staring us right in the face.  A close examination of the Tech roster shows that the Hokies have a complete team of scholarship players heading into the 2012 season.

Sometimes it’s tough to manage scholarships to get your team as close to the 85 man limit as possible.  The Tech staff has done an outstanding job this year.  Note that the information in this article might not be 100% accurate.  For example, last spring (2011) we heard from a source that Brian Laiti was not on scholarship.  We don’t know if that’s true, and if it is, we don’t know whether or not he’s been placed back on scholarship.  Also, we are operating under the assumption that Drew Harris will qualify, which is still up in the air.

No.NamePosHtWtClassHometownHigh SchoolTwitter
1Antone ExumCB6-1224r-Jr.Glen Allen, Va.Deep Run@IAmSwag1
2Michael ColeFS6-1199r-Fr.Roanoke, Va.Cave Spring@MCole_VT2
3Logan ThomasQB6-6260r-Jr.Lynchburg, Va.Brookville@Lthomas_3
4J.C. ColemanTB5-8192Fr.Chesapeake, Va.Oscar Smith@jc_coleman4
6Mark LealQB6-1213r-So.Greenacres, Fla.Atlantic@M_Leal6
7Marcus DavisFL6-4232r-Sr.Virginia Beach, Va.Ocean Lakes@MDavis_7
8Detrick BonnerFS6-0198r-So.McDonough, Ga.Luelia@Dyoung_la8
9Randall DunnTE6-2240r-Sr.Virginia Beach, Va.Ocean Lakes@R_Dunn9
11Dyrell RobertsSE6-2195r-Sr.Smithfield, Va.Smithfield@Dyre11_Roberts
12Trey GreshQB6-1212r-So.Blacksburg, Va.Blacksburg@tgresh12
13Boye AromireROV6-0197So.Washington, D.C.H.D. Woodson@23is_BACK
17Kyle FullerCB6-0193Jr.Baltimore, Md.Mount St. Joseph@kbfuller17
18D.J. Coles 2SE6-4226Sr.Maidens, Va.Goochland@Dcoles18
19Kevin AsanteSE5-11181r-Fr.Charlotte, N.C.Mallard Creek
20Michael HolmesTB6-0208r-Fr.Harrisonburg, Va.Harrisonburg@MHolmesRB20
22Tony GregoryTB6-0185r-Jr.Virginia Beach, Va.First Colonial@TGsBappn2ez
24Tariq EdwardsLB6-2237r-Jr.Cheraw, S.C.Marlboro County@TrUtH_HurTs_24
25Martin ScalesTB5-11222r-Sr.Martinsville, Va.Bassett
28Alonzo TweedyOLB6-2193r-Sr.Richmond, Va.Hermitage@28ALLwildWITit
29Scott DemlerP5-11201r-Sr.Washington Crossing, Pa.The Hun School@Demler29
30Donaldven ManningCB5-9155Fr.Miami, Fla.Miami Central@DManning29
32Riley BeiroFB5-9228r-So.McLean, Va.McLean
33Darius RedmanTE6-4259r-Fr.Washington, D.C.H.D. Woodson@RedmanVT_33
34Kyshoen JarrettROV5-11195So.Tannersville, Pa.East Stroudsburg South@FRE3I4M
36Chase WilliamsLB6-2235r-So.Leesburg, Va.Loudoun County@CWill_36
37Ronny VandykeOLB6-3215r-Fr.Lorton, Va.South County@vandyke37
38Michael BranthoverP5-9184So.Dayton, Md.DeMatha@VTmbranth_38
39Daniel DyerTB5-9196r-So.Salem, Va.Salem
41Derek DiNardoLB6-0210r-So.Virginia Beach, Va.Cox@DiNarfro
42J.R. CollinsDE6-2261r-Jr.Stafford, Va.Brooke Point
43Jeron Gouveia-WinslowOLB6-2210r-Sr.Ashburn, Va.Stone Bridge@Goov43
44Christian ReevesSE6-3209r-Fr.McDonough, Ga.Eagles Landing Christian
45Joey PhillipsFB5-11234r-Sr.Blacksburg, Va.Blacksburg
46Griffin HiteFB5-11226r-Fr.Blacksburg, Va.Blacksburg@ghitevt46
47Brian LaitiLB6-3220r-So.Fairfax Station, Va.Robinson@Laiti48
48George GeorgeTE6-4268r-Sr.Salem, Va.Salem
51Bruce TaylorLB6-2244r-Sr.Riceboro, Ga.Myrtle Beach (S.C.)@I_GotTheJuice51
52Nick AcreeOT6-5321r-So.King William, Va.Fork Union
54Nick BectonOT6-6317r-Sr.Wilmington, N.C.New Hanover@nb54
55Brent Benedict 5OG6-5304r-So.Jacksonville, Fla.The Bolles School@bsquared_55
56Antoine HopkinsDT6-1313r-Sr.Highland Springs, Va.Highland Springs@RepairNRestore
58Jack TylerLB6-1236r-Jr.Oakton, Va.Oakton@JackInTheBox58
61Darian FisherOT6-4285r-Jr.Virginia Beach, Va.First Colonial@757NEMO
63Laurence Gibson 1OG6-6303r-So.Sierra Vista, Ariz.Buena
64Matt ArkemaOG6-3287r-So.Midlothian, Va.Midlothian@M_Arkema64
65Joe St. GermainLS6-0212r-So.Los Alamitos, Calif.Mater Dei
66Tyrel WilsonDE6-1228r-Jr.Hampton, Va.Hampton
67Michael ViaOT6-7304r-Sr.McLeansville, N.C.Northeast Guilford
69Mark ShumanOT6-7307r-So.Fork Union, Va.Fork Union@mark_shuman69
70Jake GoinsOT6-5305r-Fr.Midlothian, Va.Manchester@804goins_in
71Vinston PainterOT6-6309r-Sr.Norfolk, Va.Maury@iGrind_71
74Andrew MillerC6-4304r-Jr.Bassett, Va.Bassett
76David WangOG6-2288r-Jr.Ashburn, Va.Stone Bridge@Dwang09
79Caleb FarrisC6-3309So.Lexington, Va.Rockbridge
80Demitri KnowlesFL6-1177r-Fr.Lynchburg, Va.Liberty Christian
81Duan Perez-MeansTE6-4237r-So.Richmond, Va.Hermitage
82Willie ByrnFL5-11177r-So.Virginia Beach, Va.First Colonial
83Corey Fuller 4SE6-2196r-Sr.Baltimore, Md.Woodlawn@iCoreyFuller
85E.L. SmilingSE6-4212r-So.Stafford, Va.Brooke Point@eL17smile
86Eric MartinTE6-2258Sr.Woodbridge, Va.C.D. Hylton
87Dewayne AlfordDE6-2247Fr.Suffolk, Va.Nansemond River@YoungDolomite
88Ryan MalleckTE6-4244So.Point Pleasant, N.J.Point Pleasant Borough
89Cody JournellPK6-0195r-Jr.Ripplemead, Va.Giles@CodyJournell
91Matt RothDE6-2241r-Fr.St. Augustine, Fla.Nease
92Luther MaddyDT6-1288So.Delray Beach, Fla.Atlantic@BigLu_VT92
93Justin Taylor 1DE6-2246r-Fr.Norwood, N.C.South Stanly
95Zack McCrayDE6-5256r-So.Forest, Va.Brookville@ThatBoy_Cray
96Corey MarshallDE6-1267So.Petersburg, Va.Dinwiddie
97Kris HarleyDT6-1282r-Fr.Indianapolis, Ind.Warren Central
98Derrick HopkinsDT6-0306Jr.Highland Springs, Va.Highland Springs@hokies98
99James GayleDE6-4269r-Jr.Hampton, Va.Bethel@JGayle99
 Brooks AbbottPK6-2182Fr.Jacksonville, Fla.The Bolles School
 Tyler BarfieldOG6-1320r-Jr.Herndon, Va.Westfield
 Drew BurnsLB6-3206Fr.Chesapeake, Va.Grassfield
 Nick BushCB5-10177r-So.Lebanon, Va.Lebanon
 Joel CalebFL6-2211Fr.Midlothian, Va.Clover Hill
 Chris CaverCB5-6170r-So.Hampton, Va.Hampton
 Deon ClarkeLB6-2214Fr.Richmond, Va.L.C. Bird
 Augie ConteOT6-5277Fr.Richmond, Va.Blessed Sacrament Huguenot
 Eddie D'AntuonoLS6-6256Fr.Alexandria, Va.Bishop Ireton
 Trey EdmundsTB6-1212Fr.Danville, Va.Dan River
 Ken EkanemDE6-3249Fr.Centreville, Va.Centreville
 Desmond FryeFS6-2181Fr.Chester, Va.Thomas Dale
 Greg GadellFB5-10195r-So.Vienna, Va.Bishop O’Connell
 Der'Woun GreeneFL5-10172Fr.Portsmouth, Va.Woodrow Wilson
 Justus HoffmannFB6-1261r-Fr.Raleigh, N.C.Millbrook
 A.J. HughesP6-1190Fr.Terre Haute, Ind.Terre Haute North Vigo
 Mark IrickSE6-3204Fr.St. Matthews, S.C.Calhoun County
 Carl JacksonCB5-9174r-So.Tyrone, Ga.Woodward Academy
 Dakota JacksonTE6-4263Fr.Roanoke, Va.Northside
 Connor JessopQB6-3204Fr.Ashburn, Va.Broad Run
 Austin JonesFL6-3182Fr.Mason, OhioCincinnati Hills Christian Academy
 Greg JonesROV6-2197Fr.Lorton, Va.Lake Braddock
 Jarontay JonesDE6-2240Fr.Lithonia, Ga.Stephenson
 Ethan KeyserlingP6-2205r-So.Chapel Hill, N.C.East Chapel Hill
 Chris MangusTB5-11187Fr.Raleigh, N.C.Broughton
 Marcus MappOG6-4286r-Fr.Painter, Va.Nandua
 Dahman McKinnonOLB6-0207Fr.Hope Mills, N.C.South View
 Charley Meyer

If our numbers are correct, the Hokies are right at the 85 scholarship limit heading into the summer.  Of course, we could still see some more attrition before August.

Here’s how each position breaks down, to the extent of our knowledge.

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