The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Roster Management, and Final Non-Conference Hoops Games

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1) With such a small recruiting class this year and the team being full of upperclassmen for the next couple years, how in the world will Fuente start evening out the roster so we don’t go through having the nation’s youngest team all over again in two years? Or is the setup not that bad and we shouldn’t worry about it? – VT Ken

CC: There are too many things we don’t know right now.  We don’t know how attrition will play out.  We don’t know about NFL early entrants, such as Caleb Farley.  We don’t know how many players in the future will redshirt.  We don’t know how often Tech will mine the transfer portal or the JUCO ranks.  We don’t know how the players currently in the program, or those joining in the next six months, will develop.

Projecting down the road 4-5 years is very difficult for all of the above reasons.  4-5 years ago, there was nothing to indicate that Tech’s senior class in 2019 would be made up of just four or five seniors.  Tech’s 2015 class, which featured 22 players, would have been redshirt seniors in 2019.  Anybody from the 2016 class (20 signees) who didn’t redshirt would have been a true senior in 2019.  I don’t think that after the 2016 class we could have thought that out of those 42 players the Hokies would have just