Virginia Tech signed 18 players on National Signing Day, and today we’ll take a closer look at each signee. There is no exact science to recruiting, and generally scouts, analysts and coaches are wrong as often as they are right.
Here are my thoughts on Tech’s 2013 signees based on watching their highlight film, and how I see them fitting into the program. It will be interesting to look back four years from now and see how accurate this turns out to be.
Kyle Chung , 6-4, 280, OG
Chung has the potential to be a good interior lineman in college. I saw him in the summer of 2011 at the Tech camp, and it was clear that he had the potential to fill out. By the summer of 2012, he had indeed filled out, and since then he’s gotten even bigger. He was around 260 last summer, and now Virginia Tech lists him at 280.
A guy who plays until the whistle, Chung has an aggressive demeanor that I like. He has long arms for a guard, and he can get from point A to point B very quickly. I don’t know exactly what his 10 yard dash time is, but I expect it to be one of the top times of all Tech’s offensive linemen during his playing days in Blacksburg.
Like many young linemen, Chung does reach block a bit too much. That will have to be coached out of him by Jeff Grimes. Look for Chung to redshirt this year. The Hokies could potentially need him to play a role in the two deep by 2014. He could end up at either tackle or guard, but I think the interior is his likely destination.
Charles Clark , 6-0, 180, S
Clark committed to the Hokies over UVA, and represents one of Tech’s many recruiting victories over their in-state rival for the 2013 class. A standout quarterback for King’s Fork High School in Suffolk, Clark will move to the...
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