Oct 5, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) takes the snap in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Wyatt Teller's Push to Start for the Hokies

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Coming out of high school as a part of the Class of 2013, Wyatt Teller was one of the prospects in the state of Virginia and was also ranked in the top 100 nationally by Rivals, top 200 by 247 Sports, and was a four-star by Rivals, 247 Sports, and ESPN. Teller was also one of the top defensive line prospects in the country with many seeing him as a defensive end at the collegiate level.

However, Teller would make a move that many probably weren’t expecting when he was in high school.

Wyatt Teller would end up being redshirted last season as he made a move across the trenches from the defensive side to the offensive side. Teller started out as an offensive tackle but soon enough, Teller made the move inside. That move inside might end up making Teller a starter this fall for the Hokies.

Teller got a lot stronger in the offseason and his surge was largely due to his strong offseason in which he earned Spuer Iron Hokie honors with a 420-pound bench press along with leading the Hokies with a 600-pound back squat and a 385-pound power clean. These numbers proved that Teller had become quite strong and had really filled out his frame as he enters this season at 6-6 and 301 pounds.

This spring, Wyatt Teller started to make a surge and by the time Spring Practice was over, Teller was listed as one of the two starting guards and seemed ready to go earn a starting job for the Hokies. Teller also was listed as the starter at left guard when the Hokies released their latest depth chart on August 4th but Teller knows that David Wang will look to earn a starting interior line spot.

Wyatt Teller has tons of potential to be a big time player as he has the strength and if he has the blocking skills, he could become an extremely good offensive guard for the Hokies.

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