The Hokies host FCS powerhouse Appalachian State to open the season.
Dyrell Roberts tells Norm Wood he may not be able to participate in spring practice, but insists he'll be on the field for the Hokies for the 2011 season.
David Wilson appears to have recovered from Mononucleosis and is listed as probable against Miami this weekend.
Virginia Tech's star running back has a good chance of returning to the field this Saturday against Duke. Ryan Williams has missed the Hokies' last four and a half games with a hamstring injury.
Virginia Tech is ranked for the first time since losing to James Madison to start the season 0-2. The 5-2 Hokies will put their No. 23 ranking on the line when they face Duke this week in Blacksburg.