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Freshman Dalton Keene Earns Starting Spot

True frosh will be Virginia Tech’s starting tight end against West Virginia.

Virginia Tech Fall Public Scrimmage 2 #1

The depth chart for West Virginia was released today, and it was met with some surprises. Some folks are making a big deal about #FEEDTRAVON being listed as a backup to Steven Peoples, but in a Fuente offense, that’s not really a big deal. Fuente is truly a running back by committee guy, so be rest assured you will see plenty of Travon McMillian. The other “surprises” included Eric Kumah starting at wide receiver. Again, Fuente’s offense will have plenty of folks that touch the ball, but still. The sophomore from Woodbridge saw action in thirteen games last season, and needs to step up in 2017. Losing Isaiah Ford leaves incredibly big shoes to fill, so Cam Phillips, Kumah, and company have their work cut for them.

I am happy that Dalton Keene earned the starting nod. Keene had, by all accounts, an outstanding fall camp, and it’s always nice to see hard work rewarded. The 6’4” 240 specimen is a true athlete. He played tight end, running back, and linebacker in high school, and should provide immediate dividends.