True freshman report: Postseason update

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By my count, Virginia Tech played 11 true freshmen this season.  Today we’ll take a look at each of the true freshmen and where they project in the spring of 2015.  It has already proven to be a very valuable class, and with further development it could be one of Tech’s most productive ever.

I’ll also throw in my original ETA projections for each recruit.  Note: if a recruit doesn’t appear to be on the track originally projected, it doesn’t necessarily say anything about the recruit.  There is plenty of human error in scouting.  The ETA was a projection of when I expected them to have a chance to challenge for playing time at their position…NOT special teams.

First, let’s start with the true freshmen who played this past season.


Those who played

WR Isaiah Ford (6-1, 174): Ford caught 53 passes for 665 yards with six touchdowns.  It’s hard to imagine a more productive true freshman receiver at Virginia Tech.  He needs to make big time improvement with his blocking, which means a lot of work with Mike Gentry.  That’s why I’m not in favor of him joining the basketball program.  He would most likely never play for Buzz Williams’ guard-heavy team, and it would just be wasted time that could be spent in the weight room.  If he plays hoops, he wastes 2.5 months of valuable weight room time and he wouldn’t add as much muscle and strength as possible for the 2015 season.  It’s his choice, and I hope he makes the right one.  Ford is on