Power 5 Offers: The 2018 Defense

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Devon Hunter
Devon Hunter is the most highly-touted member of the Virginia Tech defense. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

Virginia Tech’s defense will be young in 2018, and for the most part they’ll be inexperienced.  The Hokies do return three starters on the defensive line, but every other starter is new, with the exception of projected starting rover Reggie Floyd.

However, that doesn’t mean they’ll be without talent.  Five of the projected replacements were signed in the 2017 class as part of Justin Fuente’s first full class, and a couple of those guys were very highly-touted recruits.

Today we’re going take a look at Virginia Tech’s projected starting defense in 2018 and examine their number of Power 5 offers, as well as the top schools that recruited them.

The Front Seven

DE Trevon Hill: 11 Power 5 offers, including Clemson, NC State, Louisville and Wisconsin.  Trevon Hill eventually picked the Hokies over Clemson.  He’s not the only Tech starting defender who held an offer from the Tigers, or some other top programs…

DT Ricky Walker: 17 Power 5 offers, including Penn State, Michigan State, Ole Miss, and Wisconsin.  Walker picked the Hokies over big, bad Penn State.  Despite the loss of Devyn Ford to PSU, it’s important to remember that the Hokies have won a few battles with Penn State.


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