With the 2011 Virginia Tech Hokies' football season coming to a close with the disappointing loss to the Michigan Wolverines in the Sugar Bowl, Hokie fans also have to face the disappointment of saying good-bye to a number of key players.
However, that's college football for you, and good programs like Virginia Tech are always reloading with new talent. The Hokies are currently in the process of reeling in the No. 20 recruiting class in the country.
Players like Danny Coale, Jarrett Boykin, David Wilson and Jayron Hosley will be hard to replace, but there are guys who are ready and willing to take the challenge. Here are five of the Hokies' 2012 recruits that you should be most excited about, listed with the Virginia Tech players they are set to replace.