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August is always a particularly interesting time for football programs because there is a lot of new players to get acclimated to the college game. And it has to happen quickly as the season rapidly approaches. Light bulbs either go off or they don't and coaches have to decide pretty quickly what they want to do. Today, we identify five players who made a name for themselves this August.
Stanford was one of the least talked about recruits in the class of 2012 and arrived in Blacksburg to little fanfare. He hadn't received a ton of scholarship offers in high school, but it became clear right from the start that he had plenty of talent.
Stinespring has been quoted as saying that Malleck didn't perform as expected in the spring, but picked it up significantly off the bat in August. Now, provided he stays healthy, he could be looking at a three year as the starter at tight end in Blacksburg.
Farris didn't let that discourage him though as he came out this fall and immediately proved himself as
Hughes, a lefty, had a couple big scrimmages that probably won him the position heading into the Georgia Tech game, although Beamer won't be afraid to try Windmuller if Hughes struggles. Regardless, it looks like the Hokies' punting game is back on the right track after the struggles of 2011.