Hokies Class Going into National Signing Day

Frank Beamer's staff is trying to polish off what looks to be a pretty impressive class for the Hokies. They are not expecting any huge flips for and against the program on National Signing Day. They are currently in ESPN's top 25 classes in college football, even though they missed out on a couple huge in-state players. Here is a look at the class so far for the Hokies. 

Dwayne Lawson (QB)

Lawson , a four star recruit, could be the next signal caller for the Hokies if the offense remains stagnant again this fall. He has a huge frame at 6'6, and he could be developed into the next Mick Vick if the kid keeps improving. He is very athletic and has good pocket presence. He could be the next quarterback star to come out of Blacksburg.

Deshawn McClease (RB)

McClease is a burner on the field. He wont likely see much time to start off due to the already crowded backfield, but McClease will be an excellent change of pace back from Williams and Edmunds with his speed in the coming years. 

Coleman Fox (RB)

Fox will likely be moved elsewhere, but could be a decent role player in the next couple seasons. He is a local player from Salem, Virginia.

Xavier Burke (TE)

Burke has already enrolled this January. He walks into a crowed tight end situation with Hodges, Malleck, and Cline likely returning. Darius Redman has been moved to offensive line, so this might be the roster spot for Burke, but don't expect an impact from him at tight end any time soon.

Chris Cunningham (TE)

Cunningham is another player that will likely not have an impact for a couple years. He is very athletic, and could turn into a decent receiving threat.

Austin Clark (OL)

Clark has already enrolled at Virginia Tech this January. He is a former Gamecock commit that flipped to Virginia Tech this past season. He is a four star recruit that will likely see a lot of playing time this year. Clark has a great frame but is still very athletic for his size. 

Tyrell Smith (OL)

Smith has also already enrolled at Virginia Tech and could see action at one of the guard positions. 

Mike Arnold (OL)

Arnold is another player with decent upside. Beamer's staff made sure that they focused on offensive line volume do to the injuries across the line last year. LSU was in contact with Arnold recently, but he is expected to sign for Tech.

D'Andre Plantin (OL)

Plantin is very similar to Arnold in most attributes. He will have to wait for his time to shine in Blacksburg for a couple years. 

Yosuah Nijman (DL)

Nijman has already enrolled in Blacksburg this spring. He is another four star recruit that the Hokies landed from Virginia. Nijman will be an exciting tackle to watch due to his impressive size. At 6'7 tall, he could be a real superstar on Foster's defense. 

Tim Settle (DL)

The other huge defensive line prospect is Tim Settle. He is a four star recruit that should also see decent playing time this year. At 361 pounds, Settle eats up space in the middle and could be a huge asset in run stopping for the Hokies. Nijman and Settle could be the best two linemen Bud Foster has ever seen.

Trevon Hill (DL)

Hill is very similar to Dadi Nicolas due to the speed he possesses. He could be an excellent pass rusher in a couple years. 

Darius Fullwood (DL)

Fullwood is very similar to Hill in stature. They are both 6'4 and can play both inside and outside the line. They could be fun to watch lined up together. 

Eric Whitehead (DL)

Whitehead is from Indianapolis, and looks to make an impact for the Hokies up front. He may be a little undersized, but that doesn't matter on the field if the player is technically superb.

Harry Lewis (DL)

Lewis is very undersized for a tackle role. That has been said about many Hokie linemen before, and they have turned out to be pretty good.

Houshun Gaines (DL)

Gaines is from North Carolina. He has been visiting other schools recently, but expect him to be a Hokie. 

Tremaine Edmunds (LB)

Edmunds is the third Edmund brother to commit to the Hokies in the past few years. He is the biggest Edmund and will likely play inside or outside linebacker. He could have a huge impact for the Hokies in a couple of years. 

Carson Lydon (LB)

Lydon has already enrolled at Tech. He should end up being an inside linebacker due to his ability to find the ball. He could find very little in front of him on the depth chart there. 

Mook Reynolds (DB)

Reynolds is already enrolled at Tech and should provide some competition for Brandon Facyson and Donovan Riley. He has good size and speed, and Reynolds will be a good corner back for the Hokies in the coming years. 

Adonis Alexander (DB)

Alexander is also an early enrollee at Virginia Tech. He posses the height to play safety and cornerback for the Hokies. At 6'3 he can lineup against the big receivers no problem, but Alexander will likely end up rover for Foster. 

Jahque Alleyne (DB)

Alleyne will also likely end up being a rover for the Hokies. He is slightly shorter than Alexander, but has the same versatility that Alexander possesses. Alleyne will be a good Hokie player an a couple years. 

Adonis Williamson (DB)

Another player from Indianapolis, Williamson is a true cornerback. He will likely wait his turn, but could develop into a pretty decent cover guy.

DuWayne Johnson (DB)

Johnson is another recruit from H.D. Woodson. He is similar to Williamson and should be a cornerback for the Hokies. 


This signing class has some real talent that is ready to play and compete for the starting job this year. Many of the best recruits are already enrolled, so they will have a chance to show Hokie Nation what they're made of come spring. I'm excited to see how these players progress into stars for Virginia Tech in the next couple of years. 

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