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Devon Hunter enters Blacksburg with high expectations to anchor the Hokies secondary for years to come.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said nobody has the lead in the quarterback competition, so he will continue to evaluate A.J. Bush, Josh Jackson and Hendon Hooker into the fall. His decision-making process? "Keep an open mind and evaluate it. If one person separates themselves, then we should name him the starter. I don't go into it with a preconceived date or notion about who should start or what day we should declare a starter."
The ACC is chock full of strong pass-rushers, including DeMarcus Walker's former teammates at Florida State and NC State's Bradley Chubb.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Justin Fuente says he views his 3 QBs as essentially even right now. "They all bring unique qualities ... but it's not like we're repping different types of offense." Fuente said he's been impressed with freshman Hendon Hooker but needs to see continued growth by fall camp. He also said he's in no rush to name a starter.
Virginia Tech kicker Joey Slye has been the driving force behind a charitable foundation formed by his parents to honor his late brother, A.J.
The Hokies are coming off of a top-25 class in February and have even more momentum in 2018.
Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Virginia Tech is currently sitting at No. 21 in the ESPN class rankings for 2018. That is the highest ranking at this time in the process since the 2014 class when the Hokies were ranked No. 14 overall. With three ESPN 300 commitments in the class, coach Justin Fuente already has more ESPN 300 commits than the 2017 class in its entirety.
Are the 2017 Cardinals more likely to resemble the world beaters from early last season or the team that faded badly down the stretch?
Cam Phillips nearly reached 1,000 yards last year but isn't preoccupied with the milestone. Being a better leader is higher on his priority list.
Virginia Tech will once again have a great defense under D-coordinator Bud Foster. The Hokies' back seven will be particularly strong, but the front four is a concern.
There weren't special rules for quarterbacks at many schools in the ACC this spring, as coaches want to see how their QBs fare under game conditions.
The Hokies' perhaps surprising success in Justin Fuente's first year has given way to uncertainty after personnel losses at QB and on the D-line.
With Heather Lyke now in charge at Pitt, the ACC is the only Power 5 league with two women as ADs, along with employing other football administrators.
Spring is a time for optimism. But before you start saving for bowl tickets here's a look at why each team won't win the ACC.
Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the Hokies through the 2023 season, it was announced Monday.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
West Virginia's opener against Virginia Tech in Landover, Maryland, has been moved to Sunday night Sept. 3 and will be televised by ABC.
Quarterback is a question mark for Virginia Tech in 2017, but Justin Fuente has another big offseason project: Revving up the Hokies' ground game.
With the Hokies opening spring practice, coach Justin Fuente talks about having a year under his belt and the changes on his roster.
QB battles hog the spotlight, but there are intriguing duels at other spots, including RB at Clemson, WR at North Carolina and in the secondary at FSU.
Kelly Bryant needs a big spring to declare himself definitively the only choice for Clemson at quarterback.
A day after committing to Virginia Tech in 2012, Andrew Motuapuaka fulfilled a lifelong dream of tattooing his arm, honoring his Tongan ancestry.
They aren't easily noticed, but unheralded recruits such as Virginia Tech's Zohn Burden and Baylor's Joey McGuire are doing big things in 2018.
Bucky Hodges is among them, putting together what might have been the best display by a tight end in Indianapolis.
ESPN Stats and Information
6'6 TE Bucky Hodges posted a 39.0 inch vertical, best among this year's tight ends. Only 1 player measuring 6'6 or taller has posted a better vertical at the combine since 2006: Mario Williams (40.5). Jimmy Graham, who also measured 6'6, had a 38.5 inch vertical at the 2010 combine.