Virginia Tech is losing a few players on offense and defense, but the Hokies have always been a team that reloads as opposed to rebuilding. Their defense wasn't top of the line in 2010, primarily because of the youth on that side of the ball.
Defense, however, is heavily addressed in the Hokies' 2011 recruiting class with a number of top players at the defensive line and defensive back positions.
Now, don't be alarmed. The Hokies have always been a team that searches for players to fit their system. They're not going to blow anyone away with the number of 5-star recruits they bring to town. Instead they search for system players. Here's a look at 10 recruits that have verbally committed to Virginia Tech for 2011, and a couple of them could be guys we see on the field this season.