Virginia Tech Secondary: Depth Needs To Emerge

Dorian Strong
Dorian Strong headlines the Virginia Tech secondary. (Jon Fleming)

Virginia Tech has a pair of new coaches in the secondary. Derek Jones will handle the Hokie cornerbacks, while former player Pierson Prioleau will coach the safeties. Both assistants inherit players with a lot of experience, though there are still question marks.

Tech’s starting corners should be good, but how is the depth? At safety, can Prioleau not only halt the years of regression, but get things going back in the right direction from a player development standpoint? Those are just a couple of the topics in our final position preview of the preseason.

How Often Will Virginia Tech Use The Nickel Package?

Daequan Hardy served as Penn State’s nickel the last couple of years. Here’s the breakdown of his snaps, starting with 2021…

Slot corner: 256
Box: 42
DL: 5
Wide Corner: 10
Free safety: 1
Total: 314