Are the Hokies loading up on tailbacks?


Are the Hokies trying to load up on tailbacks in the 2014 class?  Perhaps.  First, let’s take a look at the running backs that are already in the program, or who will be enrolling in January.  I’m updated their years to reflect next year’s 2014 season…

1: Trey Edmunds (6-1, 216, r-So.)
2: J.C. Coleman (5-7, 191, Jr.)
3: Chris Mangus (6-0, 184, r-So.)
4: Joel Caleb (6-2, 205, r-So.)
5: Marshawn Williams (5-11, 210, Fr.)

Edmunds established himself as easily the best back on the team this past season.  J.C. Coleman did not appear explosive, and did not display the ability to break tackles in his 83 touches.  His longest gain for the entire season was only 13 yards.  As a comparison, Edmunds had three plays go for 26 yards or longer in one game against UVA.