Nine true freshmen have seen game action for Virginia Tech this season. Let’s update their status and see exactly how they’ve each contributed this season.
ROV Adonis Alexander – 7 games, 5 starts, 345 defensive plays, 44 special teams plays, 389 total plays
Alexander took over as Virginia Tech’s starting rover during the Purdue game, and he’s held onto it ever since. He has three interceptions, and he’s one of Tech’s best open field tacklers. He’s got some work to do in the passing game, but his future looks extremely bright.
CB Jahque Alleyne – 6 games, 4 defensive plays, 34 special teams plays, 38 total plays
Alleyne didn’t play against Ohio State, but he made his collegiate debut the following week against Furman. He’s only been on the field for four defensive plays. He’s see action in 34 special teams plays, making one tackle. Because of the injury to Kendall Fuller and the move of Greg Stroman to offense, Alleyne is actually in the two-deep at cornerback. He is one play away from potentially being a contributor on defense.
TE Xavier Burke – 1 game, 6 special teams plays, 6 total plays
Burke was injured to begin the season, and then he appeared on six special teams plays against East Carolina. He has not...
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