Strategy Session: DE Remains Top Need

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The “Strategy Session” feature is a big picture look at Virginia Tech football recruiting, catching you up on recent developments and where the Hokies stand numbers-wise. This feature focuses on the class of 2015.


Since our last Strategy Session, wide receiver Kevin Asante has come back to the team and is on scholarship. He has been added to the list below, which is a look at how many scholarship players are projected to be on Virginia Tech’s roster in the 2015 season. The list includes the five verbal commitments in the class of 2015.

QB – 4 scholarship players
Michael Brewer (SR), Brenden Motley (JR), Andrew Ford (SOPH or R/S FR), Chris Durkin (SOPH or R/S FR)

RB – 9
JC Coleman (SR), Joel Caleb (JR), Trey Edmunds (JR), Chris Mangus (JR), Sam Rogers (JR), Jerome Wright (JR), Shai McKenzie (SOPH or R/S FR), DJ Reid (SOPH or R/S FR), Marshawn Williams (SOPH or R/S FR)

WR – 11
Kevin Asante (SR), Demitri Knowles (SR), Charley Meyer (JR), Carlis Parker (JR), Joshua Stanford (JR), Deon Newsome (SOPH), David Prince (SOPH), Jaylen Bradshaw (SOPH or R/S FR), Isaiah Ford (SOPH or R/S FR), Kendrick Holland (SOPH or R/S FR), Cam Phillips (SOPH or R/S FR)

TE – 7
Ryan Malleck (SR), Darius Redman (SR), Kalvin Cline (JR), Dakota Jackson (JR), Jack Willenbrock (JR), Bucky Hodges (SOPH), Xavier Burke (SOPH or R/S FR)

OL – 11
Augie Conte (JR), Jonathan McLaughlin (JR), Alston Smith (JR), Kyle Chung (SOPH), Parker Osterloh (SOPH), Wyatt Teller (SOPH), Eric Gallo (SOPH or R/S FR), Billy Ray Mitchell (SOPH or R/S FR), Colt Pettit (SOPH or R/S FR), Braxton Pfaff (SOPH or R/S FR), Tyrell Smith (SOPH or R/S FR)

DE – 5
Dadi Nicolas (SR), Dewayne Alford (JR), Ken Ekanem (JR), Seth Dooley (SOPH), Kevin Bronson (SOPH or R/S FR)

DT – 8
Corey Marshall (SR), Woody Baron (JR), Nigel Williams (JR), Vinny Mihota (SOPH or R/S FR), Steven Sobczak (SOPH or R/S FR), Ricky Walker (SOPH or R/S FR), Harry Lewis (COMMITMENT, CLASS OF 2015), Eric Whitehead (COMMITMENT, CLASS OF 2015)