Like a lot of other TKPers I watched the letters of intent roll in and tried to do the mental calculus of how the new signees would offset the attrition from seniors and others who took their talents elsewhere.
I'm a visual person so I made a chart showing anticipated position, grade level (really conjecture when pending medical redshirts are concerned), and rough consensus recruit ratings.
This is the next step from the comments I put on LA Hokie's post here.
I think I've incorporated all given feedback, but no doubt there will be more. Happy to update as we go through this long football off season.
A few notes:
- I'm not equivocating talent to star level at an individual level. Just color coding for an easy at-a-glace visual of seeing where the program is trending.
- The colors I picked are the colors I picked. I'm not stating value of a player, just the recruiting stars they were given
- Some positions are listed generically. Ex WR 1, WR 2 - I have an idea that we have 3 different types of receivers, but I don't really know who fits where. Educate me in the comments and I'm happy to update.
- I've listed players listed as part of the team from Hokie Sports. Some will be walkons, some will be practice players, some will be simply unranked players that will be contributors
- Some positions / players don't have a lot of info associated with them. For example, there's a bunch of players on the Offensive Line that were termed OL. I slotted the unranked guys kinda-sorta anywhere just to make the graph balance out. I'm sure some have more natural positions than others. Let me know in the comments and I'll update. Just lose your mind because I put a LT on the practice squad in the Center spot.
- This took way longer than I thought it would. If it's well-received I'll add Defense and Special Teams
- Go Hokies! Less than 9 months until kickoff!
|Walk on / not ranked||2 Star||3 Star||4 Star|
|2019 Returning||Damon Hazelton (rJr) (3*)||Hezekiah Grimsley (Jr) (3*)||Tre Turner (So) (4*)|
|Eric Kumah (Jr) (3*)||Dejuan Ellis (rF) (3*)||Phil Patterson (JR) (3*)|
|Darryle Simmons (rF) (4*)||Sam Denmark (rJr) (3*) (Walked on senior day. Unsure if returning.)|
|Corey Thomas (Jr)||Tre Coghill (rSo)||Kaleb Smith (rF)|
|Sean Daniel (rSr)||Tink Boyd (rF)||Travis Williams (rF)|
|Nick Reisen Weaver (rSo)||Devin Dews (rF)||Nicolas Conforti (rSo) (wr/rb?)|
|Jacob Van Landingham (rF)||Justin Hairston (rSo)|
|2019 Newly Signed||Tayvion Robinson (4*)||Jacob Pickney (4*)||Jaden Payoute (4*)|
|Elija Bowick (3*)|
|Not Returning||Sean Savoy (3*)|
|2019 Returning||Christian Darrisaw (So) (2*)||Leticus Smith (rSo) (3*)||Zachariah Hoyt (r JR) (2*)||Aiden Brown (rSo) (3*)||Silias Dzansi (rSo) (2*)|
|Patrick Kearns (rJr) (3*) ???||Joe Kane (rFr) (3*)||Tyrell Smith (rSr) (2*)||John Harris (rF) (3*)||TJ Jackson (rJr) (2*)|
|Luke Tenuta (rF) (3*)||Dan Bailey (rSr)||Louis Mihota (rFr)||Brennon Garrison (rSo)||Walker Culver (rF) (3*)|
|Kevin Kish (rSR)||Austin Cannon (rJr)||Connor Kish (rSr)||Gene Kastelberg (rSo)||Matt Christ (rSr)|
|2019 Newly Signed||William Pritchard (3*)||Bryan Hudson (4*)||Jesse Hanson (3*)|
|Not Returning||Kyle Chung (3*)||Braxton Pfaff (3*)||Yosuah Nijman (3*)|
|D'Andre Plantin (Sr)|
|Ryan Willis (rSR) (3*)|
|Josh Jackson (rSo* - medical redshirt?) (3*)|
|Hendon Hooker (rSo) (4*)|
|Quincy (rF) (4*)|
|DeShawn McClease (rJr) (3*)|
|Terius Wheatly (rSo) (3*)|
|Jalen Holston (Jr) (3*)|
|Caleb Steward (rF) (3*)|
|Cole Beck (rF) (3*))|
|Coleman Fox (rSr) (2*) (Walked on senior day. Unsure if returning.)|
|2019 Newly Signed||Tahj Gary (3*)|
|Keshawn King (4*)|
|Not Returning||Steven Peoples|
|Dalton Keene (jr)(3*)|
|Chris Cunningham (Sr)(3*)|
|Drake Deiulis (rSo)(3*)|
|James Mitchell (So - played in >4 games in 2018) (4*)|
|2019 Newly Signed||Nick Gallo (3*)|