Class Of 2015 Strategy Session: Offense

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We are well into recruiting in the class of 2015, and at this point Virginia Tech boasts a couple of cornerback commitments in H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) product DuWayne Johnson and Northern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) prospect Mook Reynolds.

Analyzing the current roster and including the two commitments, the Hokies project to have 80 players on scholarship in the 2015 season. Here is the breakdown (by position):

Quarterbacks – 4

Running Backs – 9

Wide Receivers – 10

Tight Ends – 7

Offensive Linemen – 11

Defensive Ends – 5

Defensive Tackles – 7 (Note: Number includes Wade Hansen and Vinny Mihota)

Linebackers – 9

Safeties – 5 (Note: This number includes Chuck Clark, who is working at corner this spring but ultimately will be a safety)

Cornerbacks – 8 (Note: This number includes VT’s two class of 2015 commitments)

Athletes – 3 (I’m putting class of 2014 signees Travon McMillian, Shawn Payne and Tabyus Taylor in this category.)

Special Teams – 2

The total amount of players allowed on scholarship in a given season is 85, so if nothing were to change the staff would only have five scholarships left available. The fact is that Tech will sign more than seven players in this class, though certainly I don’t expect Frank Beamer and company to sign a full load of 25 players. Attrition will happen, plus Virginia Tech has the gray-shirt tool at its disposal. Ultimately, A class in the 15-20 range (including early enrollees, gray-shirts and regular enrollees) is likely.

This Strategy Session feature focuses on the offensive side of the ball. Tech did very well in adding talent and depth on offense in class of 2014 recruiting. There are not many pressing needs on this side of the ball in 2015, with the offensive line standing out as easily the most important.

At this point in class of 2015 recruiting, the amount of uncommitted prospects Virginia Tech has offered stands at 67. This includes those offers we have confirmed directly plus those reported by 247Sports. Thirty-one of these players project to play on offense, including 11 offensive line prospects, six wide receivers, five quarterbacks,