Defensive class is solid, but questions remain

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Virginia Tech’s defensive class looks pretty solid on paper, but it’s incomplete for several reasons.

1: Missing out on so many in-state DL
2: Too many tweeners
3: Potential qualifying issues

Here’s a complete look at the class…

DL: Kevin Bronson
DT: Ricky Walker
DT: Steve Sobczak
DL: Vinny Mihota
LB: Melvin Keihn
LB: Tabyus Taylor
LB: Raymon Minor
CB: Greg Stroman
CB: Terrell Edmunds
S: Shawn Payne
S: CJ Reavis
S: Travon McMillian

That’s a good class on paper.  I like it.  But I’m not in love with it for the reasons listed above.


Defensive Line

I like the talent level of the defensive linemen who signed on the dotted line.  However, there are a couple of issues:

1) A couple are tweeners
2) Tech missed out on the top four linemen (on paper) in the state of Virginia.

Vinny Mihota is a very good prospect who had an offer from Alabama to play defensive end in their 3-4 scheme.  He enrolled at Tech at 252, and he has the frame to put on a lot more weight.  Generally guys who play end in a 3-4