Virginia Tech has gained a reputation over the past 15 years for producing talented defensive backs. From Pierson Prioleau to DeAngelo Hall to Jayron Hosley, the Hokies have sent multiple DBs to the NFL.
Most recently, Hosley, an All-American in 2010, was drafted in the third round of April’s NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
As the 2012 season fast approaches, the Hokies expect to have another stellar secondary.
Kyle Fuller returns at one cornerback spot, while Antone Exum makes the move over from free safety to corner.
However, the Hokies will start a pair of sophomores at the safety positions. Kyshoen Jarrett will be the rover, while Detrick Bonner starts at free safety. Both players are making the move from cornerback.
Despite some inexperience, defensive coordinator Bud Foster has to be excited about this group.
Here are four things you should know about the Hokies’ secondary in 2012.