Friday Q&A: January 3, 2014

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1) Which incoming freshmen will we definitely see on the field in 2014? (note: Justin Berkley asked a number of questions about true freshmen, and I’ll try to work many of them into this answer).

Chris Coleman: I’d be willing to bet that Marshawn Williams will play. They won’t be able to keep Derrick Nnadi off the field, if he signs with the Hokies. Tech will need Javon Harrison‘s playmaking ability, most likely. I can definitely see him factoring in early as a kickoff returner.

I think a few other guys have a chance as well.

Cam Phillips: He’s the most natural of Tech’s 2014 wide receiver signees. He was named the Maryland State Offensive Player of the Year back in December.

Eric Gallo: Gallo might be the most physically ready to play of Tech’s offensive line recruits. More on this group later.

Michael Santamaria: If Santamaria is any good at all, he’ll have a chance to kick for the Hokies next season.

Brady Taylor: Taylor could potentially play up front, depending on how much mass he adds before he arrives in Blacksburg.

Holland Fisher: If he qualifies, Fisher is physically ready to contribute. Even if he’s only on special teams, it would be very welcome. I think we’ll all agree that Tech’s depth issues created quite a talent void on special teams this past season. I’m not sure he can contribute on