Examining Virginia Tech’s Class of 2017 Receiving Corps

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Dalton Keene
Dalton Keene (16) is a tantalizing prospect for the Virginia Tech Class of 2017.

National Signing Day is still a ways away, but Virginia Tech is all but done when it comes to recruiting pass catchers.

In all, seven of Virginia Tech’s current 16 commitments could play either wide receiver or tight end. While some are true receivers or tight ends, others are just athletes and their translation to the college level is hard to define. Whatever they play, each have their own skill set that makes them an interesting fit in Justin Fuente’s offense. Let’s take a look at each of Virginia Tech’s commitments for the Class of 2017 that could affect the passing game.

Tahj Capehart, wide receiver

Capehart is currently the only 4-star commitment for Virginia Tech and his rating is well-deserved. For your viewing pleasure, here’s his highlight video from his junior season.

So, what stands out with Capehart? He’s a solid athlete who’s dangerous in the open field with his speed. He can make house calls on screens, jet sweeps, short patterns and in the return game. He can also stretch the field and high-point deep passes over defenders. Despite his small stature — 5-foot-10, 178-pounds — Capehart has made several plays over opposing players on offense and defense. Not many