2014: A Big Year for Defensive Linemen

We’ve highlighted 2014 as an extremely important recruiting class for Virginia Tech, simply because of the talent available in the state of Virginia that year. There is no deeper position in the state in 2014 than defensive line.

The Virginia Tech program is built around good defensive play. That is the program philosophy and the goal each and every year. Having a defensive line that can penetrate and stop plays from developing – as well as make tackles for loss that put offenses behind the chains – is critical. The coaching staff is targeting a number of in-state recruits for 2014 who have the potential to anchor an outstanding defense at the collegiate level.

Tech already has a commitment from one in-state defensive end, and they are targeting five other major defensive line prospects from the state of Virginia.

Defensive End