Virginia Tech freshman defensive tackle Corey Marshall will likely start Saturday against Miami, Hokies defensive line coach Charley Wiles said.
Tech plans to utilize a committee of players – Marshall, freshman Luther Maddy and junior Isaiah Hamlette – to play the defensive tackle spot that was vacated when Antoine Hopkins went down with a season ending knee injury in Saturday’s game against Clemson.
Dwight Tucker could also see action. Wiles also said that offensive lineman Courtney Prince has been moved back to defensive tackle to give the team some depth there.
Wiles said Marshall will likely get the starting nod over Maddy because the latter is still hampered by a high ankle sprain he suffered at Marshall on Sept. 24.
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