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Virginia Tech redshirt senior edge rusher Ken Ekanem "is possibly the most underappreciated pass rusher in the nation," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

In four games this season, Ekanem has 10 TFL and five quarterback hurries. "Ekanem lacks desired size/speed numbers for the next level but is a menace off the edge and projects well as a designated pass rusher/special teams player," Pauline wrote.
Sep 30 - 3:15 PM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans told reporters the ankle injury he sustained against ECU will not be an issue moving forward.

Evans was hobbled in the second quarter by the ankle injury and went on to complete 13 of 20 attempts for 282 yards and three touchdowns. The first year Hokies starter is playing like one of the top quarterbacks in the country, throwing 13 touchdowns and just one interception, adding rushing stats on top of that. Virginia Tech is off this weekend.
Sep 28 - 8:38 AM

Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans completed 13 of 20 attempts for 282 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 54-17 win over ECU.

Evans added another 97 yards and a score on the ground, including a 55 yard touchdown run that featured multiple broken tackles. Evans has thrown for at least three touchdowns in three of four games so far this season. The JUCO transfer is putting together a very solid first season.
Sep 24 - 4:44 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports his belief that Virginia Tech redshirt junior CB Brandon Facyson will declare for the draft after the season.

Pauline grades Facyson as a top-five five cornerback overall and a potential first-round pick. On Saturday against Boston College, Facyson broke up four passes and looked every bit the part. "His ability in man-to-man coverage was outstanding as Facyson stopped opponents down the flanks while also making several terrific plays on crossing patterns," Pauline wrote. "During Facyson’s freshman season in 2013 when the Hokie defensive backfield included Kyle and Kendall Fuller, first and third round picks respectively, many scouts felt Facyson was the top pro-prospect from the group."
Sep 21 - 3:28 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore RB Travon McMillian rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 45-24 loss to Tennessee.

McMillian averaged a juicy 9.1 YPC in the defeat. The 6-foot, 194-pounder scored in loud fashion courtesy of a 69-yard touchdown sprint with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter. No spectacular moves needed on that one -- McMillian took the handoff and angled toward the left sideline on the perfectly-blocked play, proceeding to sprint up field for 69 yards without being touched. Not too shabby. He is looking to secure back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons after racking up 1,043 yards on the ground in 2015.
Sep 11 - 12:30 AM

Tennessee HC Butch Jones said that Virginia Tech junior QB Jerod Evans "can make all the throws."

"[Evans] can push the ball down the field. It’s no secret, that’s what they’re going to do and let their talented wideouts go up and make a play in the air," said Jones. Linebacker Darrin Kirkland called the 6-foot-4, 225-pound gunslinger "a baller," noting that he "really does a great job getting to his receivers downfield" and that he "has some savviness in the run game, their quarterback run game, power-type stuff." Against Liberty in the season-opener, Evans notched completions on 20-of-32 passes for 221 yards and a quartet of touchdowns.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 8 - 3:05 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior TE Bucky Hodges caught three balls for 42 yards and two scores in Saturday's 36-13 win over Liberty.

Hodges astutely turned down the NFL over the winter. Now that he's in Justin Fuente's system, the athletic tight may just make a compelling argument this fall for a Rd. 1 call next spring. The 6-foot-7, 241-pounder, an All-ACC second-teamer last year, hauled in 40 receptions for 530 yards and six touchdowns in 2015.
Sep 3 - 4:41 PM

Virginia Tech junior WR Isaiah Ford snagged 11 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 36-13 win versus Liberty.

If the Hokies quickly take to Justin Fuente's up-tempo spread scheme, Ford is going to challenge 100 catches. He's been VT's No. 1 receiver since his freshman year and has developed into one of the nation's best perimeter threats. The 6-foot-1, 174-pound Ford had 1,164 yards on 75 receptions with a conference-best 11 touchdowns last year.
Sep 3 - 4:37 PM

Virginia Tech junior Jerod Evans completed 20-of-32 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 36-13 victory against Liberty.

New coach Justin Fuente bagged his first victory as the Hokies' head coach, but he's not likely to be happy this evening after watching his team lose four fumbles to a cupcake. His hyped JUCO signal-caller was impressive, however, adding 46 yards on the ground, including a 37-yard scamper. Virginia Tech gets Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway next Saturday night. The game is expected to set college football's single-game attendance record.
Sep 3 - 4:31 PM

Virginia Tech junior Jerod Evans was named the school's starting QB.

Evans was competing with senior Brenden Motley and freshman Josh Jackson. New head coach Justin Fuente, who previously coached at Memphis, said there are no assurances Evans will keep the job for the entire season. Evans responded by saying he knows the head coach doesn't want his players to be complacent. The two have been connected for some time, as Evans might have ended up at Memphis is Fuente stayed there. Virginia Tech opens against Liberty.
Aug 26 - 9:41 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore LB Raymon Minor will not transfer after all, and instead will return to the team as a walk-on.

Minor goes from being on scholarship to walk-on in two weeks. Previously, head coach Justin Fuente said "we support him to go and have a better chance to get on the field in a bigger role or whatever it is that he’s looking for." So, if we are to go by that statement, Minor is not expected to play a large role for the Hokies.
Aug 23 - 10:13 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore LB Raymon Minor will transfer.

In a statement, HC Justin Fuente said, "I want him to be happy and successful. This is a lot of work and he put in a lot of work. He worked really hard. We support him to go and have a better chance to get on the field in a bigger role or whatever it is that he’s looking for." The 6-foot-2, 231-pounder was a four-star recruit out of high school during the 2014 cycle. After redshirting that season, he played sparingly in 2015, recording just one tackle. It is not yet known what schools might be in play for Minor's transfer.
Aug 12 - 4:00 PM

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente said he currently doesn't "have a sense" of who will be his starting QB.

We are guessing Fuente is trying be fair when talking to the media, but if he truthfully does not have a sense of which quarterback will be the team's starter, that is an issue. That is not a criticism of Fuente, instead it could be telling of the quarterback talent on the roster. Junior Jerod Evans and junior Brenden Motley are the two players competing for the starting gig.
Aug 11 - 10:16 AM

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 WR Tahj Capehart.

Capehart took to the Virginia Beach ESPN Radio affiliate to announce his commitment on Saturday. He had been deciding between Nebraska, West Virginia, Penn State, Maryland and Virginia Tech before finally siding with the Hokies. By 247Sports' national composite, the 5-foot-10, 178-pound Capehart ranks as the No. 271 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle. He stands as Virginia Tech's 15th commitment in the upcoming class.
Aug 6 - 2:40 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore QB Dwayne Lawson transferred to Hutchinson Community College after failing multiple drug tests, according to the Daily Press.

Handpicked by blast from the past OC Scot Loeffler, the 6-foot-6, 231-pound Lawson didn't up to his highly-touted billing. And now he's gone. Had Lawson struck around, according to the Daily Press, he would've faced a suspension. Lawson declined comment.
Source: Daily Press
Aug 5 - 5:41 PM


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