January 3, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver D.J. Coles (18) against the Michigan Wolverines during the first quarter of the Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Through the first two games of the season, Virginia Tech’s Wide Receiver D.J. Coles has been limited due to a knee injury. The injury is still bothering Coles from last season, when he only played one game. The fact that D.J. Coles still isn’t %100 is disappointing, and also a factor as to why the wide receiving core has struggled so far this season.
During his career at Virginia Tech, Coles has collected 560 receiving yards, and touchdowns. He is certainty versatile, but hasn’t been able to stay healthy enough to be on the field. We have seen that he has not been himself in the first two games considering he has only 2 receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown.
D.J. Coles has the potential to be an impact player for the Hokies. Head Coach Frank Beamer knows this as well, and has this to say about Coles and his knee.
"Being able to go full tilt is important, when he plays a lot of plays, his knee and his weight gets him a little bit. Our stress is every rep you’re in there, you’re full tilt. If he is and he’s like that, he’s a factor and he can really help this football team.”-[Quote from syracuse.com]"
The wide receivers have been an obvious weak spot for the team this season, and getting Coles healthy is extremely important. The hope is that the young players can step up for Logan Thomas and make big catches, and also that Coles can continue to get his knee stronger so that he prove to the Hokies fan base that he can make a difference for this football team.