In-state forecast: Dreary

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Today we’ll look at where the Hokies stand for the top 15 prospects in the state of Virginia.  But first, let’s talk a little bit about Clelin Ferrell and why it’s becoming increasingly harder for the Hokies to recruit defensive linemen.

Ferrell is the latest in-state defensive lineman to reject Tech.
Ferrell is the latest in-state defensive lineman to reject Tech.

Lack of NFL Players hurts Hokies in DL Recruiting

Clelin Ferrell was considered to be a heavy Virginia Tech lean throughout the recruiting process.  Yesterday, the Richmond native committed to Clemson.  Why?

As time goes by, I think we’re seeing more and more schools point out to defensive line recruits the lack of success that Virginia Tech has had in putting defensive linemen in the NFL.  As far as Clelin Ferrell and Clemson goes, all the Tigers had to point out was the number of defensive ends taken in the draft in recent years.  Even though Tech’s