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Today's set of bowl games feature several programs from the talent rich DMV area.
Virginia vs. Navy 1:30 PM ESPN
Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Location: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (home of the United States Naval Academy), Annapolis, MD
- The Naval Academy hosts their neighbors from Charlottesville in this one. Virginia currently holds a 6-6 record with three straight losses to finish the year. Navy also has a 6-6 record with their own three game losing streak, including a thrilling loss to eternal rival Army. Expect a quick one here. Both teams love to run the ball and play defense. Northrop Grumman is a key military aircraft manufacturing company. They produce the B-2 stealth bomber and manufacture radars and sensors for other defense contractors.
Virginia prospects to watch
1. Quin Blanding 6'1 210 S Senior
- Blanding has been quietly one of the better safety prospects for a number of years now. He has pretty good coverage ability and ball skills. Primarily a free safety for the Hoos. Run defense and tackling ability are pluses. Holds the school record for tackles with a whopping 476 to go along with ten interceptions. A rare five star recruit that signed with Virginia instead other power schools recruiting that region. All-ACC first team. Second Cavalier to hold All-ACC team honors all four years. Senior Bowl participant.
2. Micah Kiser 6'1 240 ILB RS Senior
- Kiser is one of the best inside linebackers in this class. He's a throwback to the older generation of linebackers with big frames. Kiser has really come on during his senior season, improving an already plus level of instincts and football IQ. Production is very good as he has 397 tackles and 19 sacks in his career. Senior Bowl participant.
#22 Virginia Tech vs #19 Oklahoma State 5:15 PM ESPN
Camping World Bowl
Location: Camping World Stadium (formerly the Citrus Bowl) Orlando, FL
- The Hokies and Cowboys travel to Orlando to do battle in renovated Camping World Stadium. The high powered Pokes offense will match up with a traditionally stout Hokies defense that features a fearsome secondary. VT finished the year with a 9-3 record that was good for second in the ACC Coastal Division. Okie State had the same 9-3 record but was wildly entertaining in every game. Can the Hokies muster enough stops to corral the high octane Cowboys offense?
Virginia Tech prospects to watch
1. Greg Stroman 6'0 181 CB Senior
- Stroman is probably the best corner in the entire ACC by default. He has elite ball skills as a cover corner. Is always around the ball. Very fundamentally sound as most Hokies defenders are under DC Bud Foster. He stays within himself and does not gamble often. Special teams ace as he has over 1000 punt return and 400 kick return yards. Top five in school history in terms of return yardage. For a school that prides itself on special teams, he's an all time great in Blacksburg. Production is a plus with nine interceptions.
2. Adonis Alexander 6'3 197 CB Junior
- Alexander is an NFL team's dream in terms of all around package. He has the size at 6'3 and is very well schooled as a corner. Ball skills are a plus. Tackling machine and is very good at it. Production speaks for itself as he has 121 tackles and seven picks thus far into his career. It will be interesting to see if he declares for the draft but its likely he will return to school.
Oklahoma State prospects to watch
1. James Washington 6'0 205 WR Senior
- Washington is the best receiver in the country and has the hardware to back it up. He won the 2017 Biletnikoff Trophy. The production is unreal, even by OSU standards. He has posted 221 receptions for over 4,300 yards to go along with 38 touchdowns. He's built like a running back so hits are not as damaging to him. A four year starter. If the Titans had not invested in Corey Davis, Washington was my choice in this draft class. He's that good.