Offensive Targets: Expect a small class on offense

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Virginia Tech’s offensive recruiting class in 2015 isn’t projected to be very big.  The Hokies signed a big class in 2014 that included two quarterbacks, two running backs, four wide receivers, a tight end and four offensive linemen.

Numbers are limited for 2015.

Quarterbacks

Projected number: 0 or 1

Virginia Tech signed two quarterbacks in the 2014 class, and based on what we’ve seen of Andrew Ford, it seems as if at least one of them has the tools to develop into a starting caliber player.  Let’s assume that Ford, or for that matter, fellow 2014 QB recruit Chris Durkin, is Tech’s quarterback of the future.  That means that any recruit who signs with Tech in 2015 likely wouldn’t have a shot to start until his r-senior season.  That makes the chances of the Hokies signing a decent quarterback in 2015 unlikely.

The Hokies did make it into the top five for Brandon Wimbush of New Jersey, but he committed to Penn State.  Right now, their best chance of landing a quarterback is Kai Locksley, who has Tech in his top 10 along with Maryland, Baylor, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Texas and Oregon.  His father is the offensive coordinator at Maryland, and though the Hokies are on his list right now, I think their chances of landing him are very low.

Scot Loeffler is always evaluating quarterbacks.  Remember, Andrew Ford didn’t get an offer until mid-June last year.  Just because Tech doesn’t appear to have a great shot with one right now doesn’t mean that will be the case in a month or two from now.  Still, I think there’s a chance Tech doesn’t get a quarterback in this class.

McClease at a Virginia Tech home game in the fall of 2013.

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