The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: True Freshmen Who Could Play Right Away

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1) Who is making the biggest improvement during winter workouts? Or, alternatively, what are you hearing about offensive line development? Will they be improved in 2017? (yeah, I know it’s early for that). – Upwind of uva

Chris Coleman: I haven’t heard too much about individual player development, but I’ve heard a couple of things that could help answer your questions.

  1. A) I’ve heard that Justin Fuente is really happy with the development of the young offensive linemen in the program. He really feels like Tech has a good core of players there. That’s why offensive line wasn’t as big a focus in the 2017 class as originally expected.
  2. B) According to this report by SteveInBaltimore from the NOVA Hokie Club Recruiting Night, TJ Jackson is the redshirt who is most likely to have the biggest impact in 2017.

If that’s accurate about Jackson, then he immediately becomes a contender to start at right tackle for Virginia Tech this year. He enrolled at 6-6, 324 last year, so he obviously has the size. He was not a highly-touted recruit. Vance Vice offered him late in the cycle, shortly after Vance arrived at Virginia Tech. If Jackson and Silas Dzansi turn out to be good players for the Hokies, that