Virginia Tech has extended some new scholarship offers recently, both to 2016 and 2017 prospects. There were also some players at camp over the weekend who earned offers, and a few others who the coaching staff will continue to monitor.
Chris Horne wrote an excellent update earlier in the week about those prospects who camped at Tech on Sunday. Today I want to address several different prospects, some of which I’ve seen in person.
2016 LB/DE Cheyton Pine, Williamsburg, Virginia
I haven’t seen Pine in person, but he recently got a scholarship offer from the Hokies. He also has offers from Notre Dame, Pitt, Georgia, UNC, NC State, WVU, UVA, and others. Virginia Tech is his childhood favorite, and I would favor the Hokies slightly over Notre Dame and perhaps Georgia at this point in time.
Pine has terrific acceleration. He can run and tackle in space, and he’s a hard hitter. While the Hokies lost LB target Tyrone Hopper to UNC this past week, Pine would be a completely acceptable replacement, if not even better.
I’m not 100% convinced that Pine is a natural linebacker, as he lines up at defensive end quite a bit. However, he is being targeted as a backer...
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