Lawson a big get for this offensive class

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After signing enough offensive players last year to create an entire starting lineup, Scot Loeffler and company didn’t need to sign quite as many in this year’s class. Still, they added eight new players to the mix and filled some critical needs.

The Hokies signed eight offensive players (not counting Xavier Burke and Tyrell Smith, who signed in 2014), with the potential for a ninth offensive player if Yoshua Nijman moves over from defense at some point. Despite a lower number of players than last year, there is still much to discuss.

Dwayne Lawson
Dwayne Lawson

Quarterback recruiting

When Scot Loeffler arrived, he knew he needed to quickly rebuild his arsenal of quarterbacks. He got off to a good start by signing Andrew Ford and Chris Durkin last year, and later added Michael Brewer as a transfer. In 2015 he signed Dwayne Lawson, and he already has a verbal from 2016 prospect Logan Byrd as well. He obviously wants to take a quarterback every year.

“It absolutely does [make sense to sign a quarterback every year],” Loeffler told Bill Roth on yesterday’s Signing Day Live.

If you sign a quarterback every year, it makes it that much easier to put a good player on the field. It’s important to have depth at that spot, as well. If you sign a guy every year, it means that you will have more attrition than usual at that

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