Tight End Prospects Give Virginia Tech’s Offense Versatility

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It’s not very often that a program signs three tight ends in one class. However, when all three players bring different skillsets to the table, the position quickly becomes a strength of the class. I really like the tight end class the Hokies have put together so far in the 2017 recruiting cycle.

This isn’t the first time Virginia Tech has signed a class that was heavy on tight ends. In 2007, the Hokies inked four players who could potentially play the tight end position. However, each of those four guys had potential at other positions as well. As it turned out, only one of them saw the field as a tight end for Virginia Tech.

Let’s recap those four players from 2007…

Chris Drager: Drager is one of those rare players who started on both sides of the ball at various stages of his career. As a tight end, he caught 20 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns in 32 games (13 starts). He also played defensive end for two seasons and finished his career with 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Drager isn’t a guy who a lot of Tech fans will remember, but he was an extremely valuable and versatile performer.

Andrew Lanier: Lanier spent most of this first year on campus at tight end. In fact, he caught six passes during scrimmages during the spring of 2008. However, he moved to offensive tackle that August and went on to start 29 games during his career.

Greg Nosal: Nosal played tight end in high school, and like Lanier he spent his redshirt season playing tight end for the Hokies. However, he eventually converted to the offensive line, where he