The Fisher Law Firm Q&A: Devon Hunter, Seth Allen, and Defensive End Recruiting

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1) What are we going to do with all these defensive ends we could potentially sign? – HokieHam

Chris Coleman: First let me point out that even though most sites list Robert Porcher IV as a defensive end, Virginia Tech sees him as a future defensive tackle.  He doesn’t have what we’re looking for in terms of quickness as a defensive end but he’s a very good fit at defensive tackle. Charley Wiles loves him at that position.

At the time of this writing, Virginia Tech has not received a commitment from Tyjuan Garbutt yet.  However, he’s expected to officially announce for the Hokies (again) Friday evening.  He would be Virginia Tech’s second defensive end commitment for the 2017 class, with two other targets remaining: Brad Johnson and Zion DeBose.

Although Garbutt and Nathan Proctor are ranked higher than Johnson and DeBose by all of the recruiting services, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the VT staff has them all in the same order.  Here’s how I believe the Tech staff could rank the defensive end targets, based on my knowledge of how they like to recruit and the VT scheme.

1: Johnson
2: DeBose
3: Proctor
4: Garbutt

Don’t misunderstand.  They like Proctor and Garbutt a lot, and they have recruited both guys hard because they want both badly.  However, they do like Johnson