The Virginia Tech Hokies already have their work cut out for them in the secondary heading into 2018 with Greg Stroman and Brandon Facyson now in the NFL. However, the situation grew worse on Friday with the news junior college transfer Jeremy Webb will miss the season and Adonis Alexander had been dismissed from the team.
Both were potential starters at cornerback this season.
Webb tore an Achilles tendon earlier this week and underwent season-ending surgery, according to a report from Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Alexander was kicked off the team due to academic issues, according to a report from Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times.
Ranked as the No. 2 junior college cornerback in the Class of 2018 in the 247Sports composite rankings, Webb played for Stevenson High School in suburban Chicago before attending ASA College in Brooklyn. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound playmaker had the size Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster ideally seeks in a cornerback.
That size would have given Webb the versatility to play safety if needed as well. Now the Hokies will have to find a way to mask the loss of their top two corners from 2017 and two players they expected to be key members of the rotation in 2018.