Virginia Tech Tight Ends: Experience And Young Talent

Nick Gallo, Virginia Tech
Veteran tight end Nick Gallo returns for Virginia Tech. (Virginia Tech sports photography)

Every single tight end on the Virginia Tech roster is a freshman or a senior in 2022. That’s not ideal spacing between players, but the good news is that the Hokies should have quality depth this fall, and they probably signed what is on paper the best tight end class in program history.

The lack of spacing means that the Virginia Tech coaching staff will likely play a true freshman tight end in 2022, if for nothing else just to make sure that there aren’t three redshirt freshmen on the roster at the same time in 2023. Fortunately, there are a couple of good candidates who are options to see the field this year; one because he possesses a very high level of talent (in my opinion), and another because he enrolled early and is already very familiar with the system.

Overall, it’s a very talented freshman class. We’ll get into that in more detail later, but we’ll start out with the more experienced Virginia Tech tight ends.

Virginia Tech Veterans

Veteran tight ends Nick Gallo (6-3, 240, Sr.) and Drake De Iuliis (6-6, 240, r-Sr.) have played plenty of snaps, and they will carry the load at their position this year.