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Virginia Tech HC Justin Fuente said that redshirt senior CB Brandon Facyson (wrist) "should be ready for the opener."

"He's been wearing a cast. That thing should come off this week," Fuente said, adding that Facyson has been taking part in all non-contact drills in camp. The 6-foot-2, 189-pounder is on the mend from offseason wrist surgery. Last season, he registered 48 tackles (7.0 for loss) in 14 games played. Virginia Tech opens against West Virginia on Sunday, September 3.
Aug 20 - 3:56 PM

Virginia Tech OC Brad Cornelsen singled out the camp work of freshman WR Hezekiah Grimsley.

Cornelsen referred to Grimsley as one of the surprise performers in camp to date. Rivals ranked the 6-foot, 165-pounder as the No. 27 wideout in the state of Virginia for the 2017 cycle. Even with his early strong impression in camp, it would probably take a few injuries for him to see extended playing time during the coming season.
Aug 14 - 2:01 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Joshua Jackson has been named the starter for the coming season.

Jackson (6'1/211) took the lead over JUCO transfer A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hookier via a strong spring for the Hokies. He carried that momentum into camp and will now have the honor of taking over starter duties for the departed Jerod Evans. Jackson was a four-star recruit in the 2016 class and ranked as Rivals' No. 23 dual-threat quarterback prospect coming out of high school.
Aug 14 - 1:36 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt senior CB Brandon Facyson (wrist) is not yet up to full speed in practice.

Facyson's status for the season-opener against West Virginia is currently up in the air. He is recovering from offseason wrist surgery. Said CB coach Brian Mitchell, "We’ll see. I have no idea. It’s gonna be based off what our trainer says, what Coach Fuente feels comfortable with and what Brandon is able to do." Thus far in camp, Facyson has been participating in non-contact drills. A potential Day 2 selection in next spring's draft, the 6-foot-2, 189-pounder recorded 48 tackles (7.0 for loss) over the course of 14 games played last season.
Aug 10 - 7:57 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says Virginia Tech redshirt junior S Terrell Edmunds "is a tough, downhill safety with top-notch cover skills between the numbers."

"I don’t project Terrell as a true free safety yet feel he’d do well in a zone system," Pauline wrote. The little brother of star linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, Terrell was ranked as Mel Kiper's No. 5 underclassman safety over the spring. Edmunds (6'2/210) earned All-ACC honorable mention following the 2016 season.
Aug 9 - 3:53 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline has seen "flashes of dominance" out of Virginia Tech redshirt senior CB Brandon Facyson that "override the risk of his pitfalls."

"Facyson offers terrific size (over 6-foot-1), next-level speed (mid 4.4s 40-yard dash) and enough ball skills to vault into the second day of the draft if he stays healthy and plays well in 2017," Pauline wrote. The analyst lists Facyson as a Rd. 3 prospect. Facyson started all 14 games this past season, finishing with 48 tackles and seven TFL.
Aug 9 - 2:33 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline sees Virginia Tech junior OLB Tremaine Edmunds as a second-rounder with the potential to work his way into Round 1.

"The junior is an explosive three-down defender with outstanding size," Pauline wrote. "Forceful up the field, Edmunds stacks well against the run while also impacting games on the blitz. He’s athletic, covers a good amount of area on the field and makes plays in coverage as well as pursuit." Over the spring, 247 Sports' Barton Simmons ranked Edmunds as the No. 25 overall draft-eligible prospect in the country and Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom listed Edmunds as a potential Rd. 1 "riser." Edmunds piled up 18.5 TFL last year, No. 6 among linebackers nationally. "I love Edmunds' versatility and ability to play multiple linebacker spots in a variety of schemes and feel his upside is immense," Pauline wrote.
Aug 9 - 12:32 PM

Virginia Tech freshman WR Caleb Farley will miss the 2017 season due to a knee injury.

Farley (6'2/192) sustained the knee injury on a non-contact play during Tuesday's practice. Said HC Justin Fuente, "Caleb’s an incredibly hard worker, a good young man. I know he’s going to work incredibly hard to get back. He’s got a lot of support for his teammates and his coaches." Farley enrolled back in the spring and had been trying to fight his way into the Hokies' rotation in camp.
Aug 3 - 4:53 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior G Wyatt Teller was named the team's "Hard Hat Champion" for his strength and conditioning work this spring.

Teller (6'6/295) power cleaned 400 pounds, bench-pressed 460 pounds and squatted 600 pounds to earn the team distinction. A 30-game starter for his Virginia Tech career, Teller earned All-ACC honorable mention by the coaches for his work during the past campaign.
Jul 7 - 5:43 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Josh Jackson exited spring practices with an edge over JUCO import A.J. Bush and true freshman Hendon Hookier for the starting job.

Jackson (6'1/211) drew some comps to ex-Hokies quarterback Tyrod Taylor during his impressive spring. He's competing for the right to replace Jerod Evans, who left early for the NFL, behind center. The Hokies also must replace standout receiver Isaiah Ford and star tight end Bucky Hodges.
Source: Fansided
Jul 3 - 4:11 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Virginia Tech redshirt junior S Terrell Edmunds as the No. 5 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

Edmunds (6'2/210) earned All-ACC honorable mention following the 2016 season. During the past campaign, he registered 101 tackles (4.5 for loss), four interceptions and three passes defended. His four picks were good for fifth-most in the conference.
Jul 2 - 1:46 PM

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 LB Alan Tisdale.

"His ability to cover out in space is what really attracted the colleges to him," said Page High (North Carolina) HC Kevin Gillespie. "He’s one of those guys who can play safety, he can play inside linebacker, outside linebacker and in some cases he can play weak-side defensive end, so he can do a lot of different things." Tisdale (6'3/205) ranks as Rivals No. 19 outside linebacker prospect for the 2018 cycle, with outlet analyst Adam Friedman referring to him as a "tackling machine."
Jul 2 - 12:36 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Virginia Tech senior CB Greg Stroman as the No. 3 senior draft prospect at his position.

Stroman saw the field in 11 games last season, including nine starts. He recorded 14 tackles and three interceptions for the campaign as a whole. In addition to his work on defense, the 6-foot, 180-pounder plays a key role on special teams for the Hokies. He averaged 20.9 yards on 22 kick returns last season and also returned 25 punts for 288 yards (8.8 YPR).
Jun 30 - 5:13 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior WR C.J. Carroll (foot) didn't play in the spring game.

A 5-foot-8, 167-pound walk-on, Carroll earned a scholarship at the conclusion of last season by doing a little bit of everything. He had nine rushes for 46 yards and 18 receptions for 258 yards, adding 11 punt returns for 98 yards. Carroll missed three games later in the year after suffering a foot injury, and the effects of that injury are why he sat in the spring. He's expected to be 100-percent by August.
Jun 30 - 1:15 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso pegs Virginia Tech junior CB Adonis Alexander as the No. 60 overall draft prospect.

"At 6-foot-3 and close to 200 pounds, he has Richard Sherman-esque size and length and has reeled in six interceptions in his two years in Blacksburg," Trapasso wrote. Last season, Alexander made 44 tackles with two TFL, two interceptions and nine passes defended.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 28 - 3:37 PM


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