Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies offensive linesman David Wang (76), quarterback Logan Thomas (3) and wide receiver D.J. Coles (18) take the field prior to the game against the UCLA Bruins in the 2013 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
3. OL David Wang
David Wang might not currently be a starter on the depth chart but Wang has too much talent to not end up starting this fall and will find a way to force himself in the lineup whether he is still at center and Caleb Farris shifts back to guard or if he moves to guard. Wang has versatility after starting 10 games at left guard in 2012 and starting all 13 games at center in 2013, and that is a plus for a senior offensive lineman who should definitely be a starter.
David Wang has been a leader on the offensive line and with some of the challenges that lay ahead for the Hokies in 2014, leadership under center will be key with inexperience at quarterback. Wang has proven to be a fairly reliable player and the Hokies will hope they can continue to rely on him this season.
Wang also was an All-ACC Honorable Mention last season and despite the fact that he was not even listed as a starter on the depth chart on hokiesports.com, Wang was still listed as the center for Phil Steele’s 2014 Preseason All-ACC Fourth Team. This just shows how many analysts all across the country with ACC knowledge expect David Wang to end up starting this fall for the Hokies at center.
David Wang will still have to fight to make sure he still is a starter for the Hokies but the expectation definitely is that Wang will do exactly that.