Wide Receiver and Tight End Thoughts: More Experience, and More Options

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Phil Patterson
Phil Patterson should be one of Virginia Tech’s top targets this season. (Photo by Jon Fleming)

Throw to score, and run to win. That’s Justin Fuente’s motto. In the second half of last season, the Hokies sure didn’t do a lot of scoring. If throwing to score is truly the right way to go, then it’s understandable why Tech wasn’t doing much scoring. They were playing a ton of young receivers, with a young, injured quarterback, as well as a true freshman tight end.

The Hokies are more experienced this year at all of those spots, but to be clear, they are still young. Starting quarterback Josh Jackson is still just a redshirt sophomore. So is starting receiver Damon Hazelton. Starting receiver Hezekiah Grimsley and starting tight end Dalton Keene are true sophomores, along with slot receiver Sean Savoy. Wide receiver Tre Turner is a true freshman. This group is still wet behind the ears, relatively speaking.

But I believe we’ll see some solid