One Year In: Virginia Tech’s 2016 Recruiting Class

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Josh Jackson
Josh Jackson

Virginia Tech’s 2016 class was mostly recruited by Frank Beamer’s final staff.  However, Justin Fuente’s staff came in and managed to retain most of those prospects, and they also added a few of their own, such as quarterback Jerod Evans.

That class has been on campus for about one calendar year.  Today we’ll take a look at each individual and see how much progress has been made over the last 12 months.  My initial thought is that it’s going to turn out to be a pretty good class.  But do the facts back up my thoughts?

Quarterback Jerod Evans: Evans was Justin Fuente’s first major recruit.  He was the No. 1 JUCO quarterback prospect in the country.  He set numerous Virginia Tech records during his short stint in Blacksburg.

Quarterback Josh Jackson: Jackson competed for the starting quarterback job as a true freshman, and he’s doing so again as a redshirt-freshman.  If somebody like AJ Bush or Hendon Hooker beats him out, they will have beaten out a pretty good player.  So far he looks like a very good get for the Hokies.

Overall, you’ve got to like what Virginia Tech did at quarterback in the 2016.  Jerod Evans became

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