Virginia Tech Football Top Prospects: 2021

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Jaden Payoute, Virginia Tech
We’re only six days away from Jaden Payoute’s long-anticipated debut. (Dave Knachel, Virginia Tech Athletics)

It’s time for one of our favorite yearly projects: our Top Prospects article that covers the top young players in the Virginia Tech program.  This is a combination effort between GMSAHokie and Chris Coleman.  Both guys will go over their lists from a year ago and how they fared, and then they’ll move on to their current Top Prospects list.

Eligible players are redshirt sophomores or younger who have played fewer than 100 offensive or defensive snaps in their career, but with last year not counting for eligibility, we need to make a slight change this year.  Anybody who played 100+ offensive or defensive snaps last year and who is still a true freshman is not eligible for this list.  That crosses off Dorian Strong and Keonta Jenkins.

GMSA Hokie’s Top 10

Before I get started with my Top Prospects list, I’d like to revisit the Top 10 list I did last year (August 2020) to see how things worked out with my predictions. Every year, I love to go back and see how well we did. Who’d we get right?  Who’d we miss?  I’m always hoping I did better than Chris.  Newsflash – I never have.  

Here’s my 6-10 in descending order with