You win some, you lose some. That's the story for almost every college football team on national signing day.
For the Virginia Tech Hokies, things were no different. Tech lost out on 4-star defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi and 4-star receiver Javon Harrison—both to national champion Florida State. Harrison had been a Hokie pledge since July 2012.
Losing Nnadi and Harrison was tough, but the Hokies finished strong on the day. Raymon Minor and Isaiah Ford both chose the Hokies on Wednesday. Minor, a 4-star athlete out of Richmond, will play linebacker in college. Ford, a 4-star wide receiver, could be the steal of the class. He is a special talent.
Overall, the Hokies signed 27 players, including the four who enrolled in January.
You can't truly judge a class until four years later, but early indications are that this is a strong, deep class for Virginia Tech.
Here are five takeaways for the Hokies from national signing day.
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