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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

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Armani Chatman.

"Chatman is a big-play wide receiver with great hands, who is a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball," notes Scout.com. "He gets off the line quickly, does a nice job of creating seperation from the defender and has great body control." The outlet ranks Chatman (6'1/180) as the No. 13 receiving prospect in the country. They would like to see him bulk up a bit during the coming season as he readies for ACC action in 2018.
Jun 26 - 3:17 PM

Virginia Tech three-star 2018 verbal QB commit Quincy Patterson received an invitation to The Opening.

Per 247Sports' Luke Stampini, Patterson was the most physically-developed quarterback at the Elite 11 Finals over the weekend. The analyst additionally passes along that "Patterson also flashed a strong arm capable of hitting throws down the field." The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder is currently drawing a three-star rating from Rivals, but a fourth star might not be far off, especially if he can come through in high style in Beaverton later this month.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 6 - 10:39 PM

Virginia Tech three-star 2018 verbal WR commit Bryce Thompson won position MVP honors at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in Charlotte.

"Thompson wowed with his flair for the dramatic ... making several highlight worthy catches that drew praise from his fellow competitors. When he isn't making one-handed catches Thompson can also make the routine look easy," write Rivals recruiting analysts Josh Helmholdt and Woody Wommack. The outlet ranks the 6-foot, 185-pounder as the No. 75 wideout in the 2018 class.
Source: Rivals
Jun 3 - 2:47 PM

Virginia Tech sophomore WR Divine Deablo transitioned to corner this spring.

"Divine has been everything we hoped for. He's been very consistent, very steady, has improved every day, has been physical. I've been real pleased with his coverage ability," said DC Bud Foster. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle, but managed just one catch for eight yards as a true freshman before being whisked over to the other side of the ball this offseason.
Source: wsls.com
Jun 2 - 8:16 PM

Ball State sophomore transfer WR Damon Hazelton has enrolled at Virginia Tech.

He can practice with the team in 2017 but will be sidelined for games until 2018. Hazelton starred as a freshman, catching 51 passes for 505 yards and four touchdowns. This is an uncommon transfer, as Hazelton is jumping up in status, but he likely has the talent to warrant the decision.
May 22 - 11:40 AM

247Sports' Barton Simmons writes that Virginia Tech freshman QB Hendon Hooker is "adapting to the college game even more quickly than we expected."

Simmons refers to Hooker as "huge, athletic and sport[ing] a big arm." The 6-foot-4, 204-pounder was on point in the team's spring game, misfiring on just one of his 11 pass attempts while throwing for 113 yards, a touchdown and an interception. While Hooker has done enough to hang in the competition with fellow QBs A.J. Bush and Josh Jackson, the most likely scenario by the end of August camp is that Bush or Jackson comes away winning this job.
Source: 247Sports
May 19 - 3:42 PM

Virginia Tech freshman QB Hendon Hooker completed 10-of-11 passes for 113 yards, one touchdown and one interception during the spring game.

Hooker's progress must be monitored because Jerod Evans' ill-advised early departure for the NFL rendered Virginia Tech's quarterback derby wide-open. Hooker is still a longshot to beat out A.J. Bush and Josh Jackson for the job, but he'll get a fair chance to do so this summer. A 6-foot-4, 204-pound dual-threat, Hooker was a three-star recruit according to Rivals and a four-star recruit per 247 Sports.
May 15 - 3:09 PM

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 WR Darryle Simmons.

"The coaches haven't told me I would start but I will have a chance to compete for a spot on," Simmons said, adding that "[i]t's a big opportunity that I won't let go to waste." The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 194 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Outlet analyst Adam Friedman writes that Simmons "has a huge catch radius and is an effective receiver over the middle and down the field" and believes that "his ability to consistently get open and create separation will add a new facet to the Hokies offense."
Source: Rivals
May 14 - 3:49 PM


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