Virginia Tech had a state-high nine players named to the VaSID University Division All-State Football teams on Monday.
Five players earned first-team honors: tackle Nick Becton, defensive end James Gayle, defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins, linebacker Jack Tyler and cornerback Antone Exum.
Four more Hokies were on the second team: quarterback Logan Thomas, tackle Vinston Painter, kicker Cody Journell and punter A.J. Hughes. Of the group, only Becton and Painter were seniors.
Virginia Tech was shut out of the major awards, though. Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke was offensive player of the year, while Bobby Wilder of the Monarchs earned coach of the year honors. Virginia linebacker Steve Greer was named defensive player of the year.
The Hokies had the most players selected for the teams with nine. ODU, Virginia and James Madison were tied for second with seven apiece.
The Cavaliers had the most first-team selections with six. The Hokies and Monarchs were next with five apiece. For the full team, click the link at the top of the post.