The Hokies took a step back on the field in 2018 but started signing day 2019 with a bang, flipping No. 72 overall Doug Nester from Ohio State. Replenishing the wide receiver position was crucial in this cycle, and the staff responded with ESPN 300 WR Jacoby Pinckney, ESPN 300 ATH Jaden Payoute and North Carolina three-star Elijah Bowick. Four-star RB Keshawn King is a good bet to be a multiyear starter in Blacksburg, and three-star Tahj Gary is a solid downhill back. ESPN 300 OG Bryan Hudson and three-star OG Jesse Hanson also fill key needs. In the secondary, four-star S/CB Nyquee Hawkins is a nice signing out of New Jersey, as is four-star S J.R. Walker out of the Tar Heel State. Three-star defensive tackle Norell Pollard is the sleeper in the class. Juco OLB Amare Barno and DT Dashawn Crawford are expected to push for playing time right away. The QB in the class is senior riser Knox Kadum out of the Peach State.
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