For many of Virginia Tech’s class of 2013 recruits, there is still football left to be played. But before the season ends for all 17 high school seniors, here is my take on each player based on what has happened so far this season.
OBSERVATIONS ON TECH’S CLASS OF 2013
Kyle Chung , OL/TE, 6’4″, 260, Ponte Vedra (FL)
After starting at tight end for two straight seasons, Chung is starting at offensive guard this year. This is good for his future because he will likely play on the interior line when he gets to Tech. He admitted getting off to a rocky start, but Chung now feels more comfortable and also called offensive line a “natural fit.”
His father’s experience at Tech and in the NFL can only help in terms of adjusting to playing offensive line in college, but I think it’ll take some time for Kyle to learn the position, add the necessary size and strength, etc. A red-shirt year would be good for him, and one is expected.
Charles Clark Jr., DB, 5’11”, 195, King’s Fork (Suffolk, VA)
Clark started the season with the following stat line: 23 carries, 141 yards, 3 TDs; 8 tackles and 2 pass break-ups. He hasn’t lit up the stat sheet like this in every game, but he has shown why he is the reigning Southeastern District Defensive Player of the Year. Clark has turned in a great year, helping the surprise Bulldogs to a playoff berth.
Brandon Facyson , DB/WR, 6’2″, 185, Northgate (Newnan, GA)
Facyson reminds me a bit of current Tech freshman Desmond Frye. That is, he is a tall, versatile wide receiver/defensive back. The difference is that, on defense, Frye has always been seen as a safety, while Facyson could play corner or safety in Torrian Gray’s defensive backfield. Cornerback is where he will start out his career at Virginia Tech. When I first watched Facyson’s film, I thought he had the look of a college receiver. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him end up on offense.
Facyson was slowed by a sprained ankle to start the season. Northgate has struggled some, losing some close games later in the season, but the team has a chance to make the playoffs with a win this week.
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