Spring Practice Report: Hokies Hit Field For Brisk First Workout

Virginia Tech defensive backs go through drills on the first day of spring practice. (Ivan Morozov)

His voice raspy from shouting out commands during Virginia Tech’s first spring practice, safeties coach Pierson Prioleau gutted through a post-workout media session Friday, managing to give a good five minutes.

“As you can tell from my voice, I’m not in shape yet,” he joked. “A long way to go. That’s the exciting thing about spring. We get to come out there and day by day take it one rep at a time and we can assess our players, evaluate our players as we get prepared.”

Everyone was working their way back into things as the Hokies entered the second phase of their offseason Friday, coming out of winter workouts with the first of 15 spring practices that will culminate in the April 13 spring game in Lane Stadium.

Tech’s players wore shorts and helmets with no pads in what was about a two-hour workout in the Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility, with the team getting back in the flow of practice.