With spring practice just over two weeks away, many position battles will begin at schools all across the country. Attrition happens at every program on an annual basis, giving way to younger players in the program to establish themselves. Everything begins in March.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are in a good position on the defensive side of the ball with nine starters returning. The offense, however, much like in 2012, will have several new starters. Fortunately for the Hokies, senior quarterback Logan Thomas is returning.
Several young players will vie for the opportunity to contribute offensively at the skill positions.
Here are five players that will have the most to gain in spring practice.