Mike joined The Drive on ESPN Blacksburg for his weekly radio spot on Tuesday afternoon
I joined The Drive on ESPN Blacksburg on Tuesday with Tim Thomas of The Tech Lunch Pail to discuss the role of freshman safety Devon Hunter heading into the 2017 season.
There is an open spot at Rover up for grabs this summer, with sophomore Reggie Floyd, redshirt-freshman Khalil Ladler, and Hunter all in the mix for the open starting spot. Given Bud Foster’s recent history with talented freshmen such as Kendall Fuller, reason would tell you that a veteran like Floyd will likely start, with freshman Devon Hunter being slowly eased in and given a larger workload as the season progresses.
An interesting wrinkle to keep in mind here, is that while Floyd is a sophomore, he has no game experience at safety. His contributions last season were solely on special teams. With that in mind, there is potential that a player as talented as the 4-star freshman Hunter could ultimately be the starting Rover against West Virginia on Labor Day weekend.
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It will be exciting to see how it all plays out this fall, but until then, Tim, Paul VanWagoner, and I all throw around the topic in the audio below.
The Drive on ESPN Blacksburg can be heard in the New River Valley in Southwest Virginia Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM ET on 93.1 FM, 97.1 FM, and 810 AM.
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