Gray Looking for Younger Players to Step Up

Torrian Gray has several big questions heading into the spring.  He must find a replacement for the field corner spot with Antone Exum out, and he also must develop depth at every position in the secondary.

The Hokies ran out of bodies in the secondary last season thanks to so many players transferring or quitting the team (James Farrow, Aboye Aromire, Theron Norman, James Hopper), the graduations of Eddie Whitley and Cris Hill, and the early entry of Jayron Hosley into the NFL.  Now Tech has plenty of bodies in the secondary, but very little experience beyond the starting lineup.


Perhaps the biggest battle of the spring will come at the cornerback position.  Antone Exum (6-1, 224, r-Sr.) tore his ACL in January, and though he’ll be back at some point this season, a new starter will be needed until his return.  The candidates are lining up, and they should have a healthy competition over the next few weeks.