Virginia Tech’s 2013 class picked up its first verbal from a defensive lineman as Wyatt Teller (Bealeton, Va./Liberty) committed to the Hokies. The in-state defender is a nice addition for VT as he seems like a great fit for Bud Foster’s D.
A high school defensive end, we feel Teller will develop into and fit best as an interior player in the Hokies scheme. He has nice size at this stage and should be able to pack on the additional mass needed with further physical development to slide inside. He is a tough, heady player that can be a stout run defender. The four-star demonstrates the ability to play with good pad level, use his hands well, displays good recognition skills and is able to get himself into position to get around the ball. He is a physical wrap-up tackler who plays with good effort and fits the Hokies “lunch-Pail” style of play.
Displays the ability to develop into a productive interior rusher who can create pressure with a bull rush with additional size and strength. However, he also flashes the ability to attack half-a-man, be active with his hands, work past blockers and get in the QB’s face.
VT was pretty young upfront last season so the need for DL’s is not pressing, but this is still a real nice addition. Teller is a good, smart, tough player who, with some development, should fit nicely and be real good for VT in the defensive trenches.