Strategy Session: A Look At The 2014 Class

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As Class of 2013 recruiting winds down (for those who don’t know, Signing Day is next Wednesday, February 6), Class of 2014 recruiting comes into sharper focus.  Virginia Tech is off to a great start in next year’s class, having landed early verbal commitments from TE/DL Xavier Burke , CB/ATH Javon Harrison , DE Vinny Mihota , and RB Marshawn Williams .

Burke, a product of Brunswick High School (Lawrenceville, VA), sees himself as a tight end initially.  He performed well, though, at defensive end this past season.  Measuring in around 6’3″, 245 pounds, and posting a consistent 40 time in the 4.8-second range, Burke has the size and speed to play on either side of the ball.

Harrison, a 6’2″, 190-pound prospect out of Kathleen (Lakeland, FL), was a big playmaker at receiver (averaged almost 23 yards per catch) and returner last season as a junior, but Tech is recruiting him initially as a cornerback.

Vinny Mihota earned all-state honors his junior season

Mihota, the younger brother of former UVa standout offensive lineman Anthony Mihota, is a 6’4″, 250-pound defensive end.  The Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA) standout has the quickness to rush the passer and the size and strength to stuff the run.  He was a first-team all-state selection by the Virginia High School Coaches Association his junior year.

Mihota could develop into a defensive tackle, but for now he is an end.

Williams, a 6’0″, 205-pound junior out of Hampton (VA), is a bruising back with good speed.

Burke, Mihota, and Williams all seem very solid in their commitments.  Harrison is not as firm, but as of now he remains a Tech commitment.  The Hokies