When Tech opens spring football practice in 2 1/2 months, it will have three new faces vying for practice time and trying to move up the depth chart in a hurry.
Tech's football program will have its first full team meeting of the 2011 calendar year tomorrow. In the meeting, previous signees Caleb Farris and Justin Taylor will be formally introduced as team members, along with recent high school graduate Adeboye Aromire. Farris is entering as a grayshirt, while Taylor is coming out of prep school. All three players will be true freshmen this coming fall at Tech, and will each have one redshirt year available to them.
Farris, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive guard from Rockbridge County High in Lexington, signed a letter of intent last February with Tech. He spent this past fall at a community college. Coming out of high school last year, he was considered by most recruiting analysts to be one of the nation's top 100 offensive guards.
Taylor, a 6-3, 225-pound defensive end from South Stanly High in Norwood, N.C., went this past fall to Hargrave Military Academy. He was considered one of the nation's top 110 defensive ends by most recruiting analysts coming out of high school.
Aromire, a 6-foot-0, 195-pound cornerback from H.D. Woodson High in Washington, D.C., is regarded by most recruiting analysts to be one of the nation's top 65 cornerback prospects. Since he's enrolling his month, he doesn't have to sign a letter of intent in February.