Twenty of the Hokies’ 2012 signees, including wide receiver Joel Caleb, linebacker/running back Trey Edmunds and defensive end Ken Ekanem, are enrolled in classes for Virginia Tech’s second summer session, which started Monday.
Nineteen began classes today. Tight end Dakota Jackson, who is playing for Team USA in the Under-19 World Championships in Austin, Texas, is expected to be here next week.
That means all but five of the Hokies’ 28 signees from February will take part in at least some of the team’s summer conditioning program and be in school when practice begins Aug. 7. The finals for the second summer session end Aug. 11.
The other players who began classes today include: linebackers Deon Clarke and Devin Vandyke; defensive linemen Jarontay Jones, Alston Smith and Nigel Williams; defensive backs Desmond Frye, Donovan Riley and Davion Tookes; offensive linemen Augie Conte, Adam Taraschke and Jack Willenbrock; wide receivers Joshua Stanford, Der’woun Greene and Mark Irick; running back Chris Mangus and quarterback Brenden Motley.
Running back J.C. Coleman and cornerback Donaldven Manning enrolled in January. Linebacker Dahman McKinnon began classes during the first summer session in May.
Five players from the signing class are not here. Running back Drew Harris and wide receiver Thomas Smith will prep at Fork Union. Defensive linemen Woody Baron and Seth Dooley and running back/linebacker Jerome Wright might have a delayed enrollment as well.