If there is one spot where the Hokies must stay healthy this year, it’s the defensive backfield. Of particular concern is cornerback, where all the backups are young true freshmen.
I put off writing this article until after the scrimmages because I found it difficult to preview such a high number of players whom I’d never seen in person. After seeing a couple of scrimmages, I’m ready to roll. Remember, we’re including Tech’s whips with the defensive backs. To me, whip is more of a defensive back position than a linebacker position.
Right now, Tech’s cornerback depth chart looks like this:
If you don’t pay attention to recruiting, you might not know three of those names. Another true freshman, Davion Tookes (5-10, 171), was in the mix as well, but he’s been banged up during the preseason and will redshirt. Greene is a likely redshirt too, though he’s still #3 on the depth chart for now.
Obviously we all feel very good about Kyle Fuller . He was excellent for Virginia Tech in whatever role he played last season, whether it was field corner or the whip/nickel spot. Fuller is an outstanding tackler, and I actually believe that he will be a safety in the NFL because he’s a better football player when he’s facing the line of...
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