Virginia Tech lost an important coach last week, just three weeks before national signing day, when offensive line coach Jeff Grimes departed for LSU. Grimes was primarily responsible for the Hokies' five verbal commitments from offensive linemen.
But the show must go on.
While the search for a new offensive line coach is ongoing, VT coaches have been on the road attempting to put the finishing touches on this year's recruiting class. Coaches are mainly trying to keep the offensive line class together and making sure there are no decommitments from a large class.
The Hokies currently stand at 22 verbal commitments (subscription required), and four players have already signed and begin classes this month.
It's not known how many more players the Hokies can, or will take, but there is a select group of players who could make or break Virginia Tech's class of 2014.