Post-Spring Thoughts On All 40 Of Virginia Tech’s Scholarship Defensive Players

Aeneas Peebles was the Defensive MVP this spring for Virginia Tech. (Jon Fleming)

We ran through the Virginia Tech offensive players on Monday. Now it’s time to take stock of the defense.

Here’s a thought or two on all 40 scholarship defensive players who were here this spring:

Defensive tackle (8)

Josh Fuga (Gr.): Back for his sixth year, Fuga worked plenty with Aeneas Peebles on the first team this spring and should be among the top tackle rotation again. He was a good teacher to all the transfers about how the Hokies operate. “The energy he brings every day, his family, everything about him just screams Virginia Tech,” D-line coach J.C. Price said. “And that’s why we’re excited about him coming back.”

Aeneas Peebles (Gr.): There are certain players who you can just tell the coaches are bursting at the seams to praise, and Peebles, who arrived from Duke in the offseason, is one of them. Every single comment you heard about him was about how good he was, how well he fits and how hard of a worker he is. The tackle earned defensive spring MVP honors for his work, a pretty good sign for a player who’s coming off an All-ACC season despite not starting a game for the Blue Devils.


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