Raymon Minor Signs With Hokies: What Position Will He Play?
The star athlete chose the Hokies over Marshall and Nebraska.
Minor is listed as a four-star athlete, according to 247sports and is a top-10 player in the state. The main question still lingers: will he play outside linebacker or wide receiver for Virginia Tech?
Minor registered 54 tackles, 11 for loss and also forced two fumbles at linebacker. He could certainly play this position for defensive coordinator Bud Foster. Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 210 pounds, Minor could easily bulk up and wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
But the Hokies have also struggled mightily on offense over the years. In 2013, wide receiver Wille Byrn led the team in receiving with only 660 yards. Minor could make an impact on this passing offense immediately. He caught 28 passes for 570 yards and five touchdowns last season. Minor doesn’t possess blazing speed, so I would expect him playing the slot position, but he does have great ball skills and can make someone miss after the catch.
It will be interesting to see what Beamer decides to do with him.
Unfortunately, there is chance that Minor won’t qualify academically for the Hokies. If he doesn’t, it’s likely that he’ll sign with another school. He isn’t eligible to go to prep school next year, due to the fact that he reclassified to sign with Virginia Tech.