Stuffing the offensive pipeline

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Last week, I wrote an article about Virginia Tech loading up at the running back position.  Now, I think there’s a lot more to it than that.  It really seems like the Hokies are trying to load up at every position on offense.

The news that Virginia Tech secured a second quarterback commit for 2014 wasn’t very shocking.  Somebody told me a couple of months back that Scot Loeffler would like to find a second quarterback for 2014.  I went through the list of 2014 uncommitted quarterbacks, and I didn’t find anyone who I thought Tech would pursue, so I never bothered to write about it.  Little did I know that Scot Loeffler would pursue a quarterback who had been committed to another school since March!

We’ve said since last season that the Hokies needed to improve their talent level on offense, and that the coaching staff didn’t have much to work with this past season.  Apparently the coaches agree.  They’ve recruited a full starting lineup for the offensive side of the ball, and even a two-deep at some positions.

QB (2): Andrew Ford, Chris Durkin
RB (2): Marshawn Williams, Tabyus Taylor (Taylor’s position could change)
WR (4): Javon Harrison, Cam Phillips, Kendrick Holland, Jaylen Bradshaw
TE (1): Xavier Burke
OT (2): Brady Taylor, Tyrell Smith
OG (2): Colt Pettit, Billy Ray Mitchell
C (1): Eric Gallo

Also, the Hokies could potentially add a couple of more players on offense as well.  It’s obvious that the coaching staff is making a big effort to stuff more talent into the pipeline on that side of the ball.  Let’s talk about each position.

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