Updated: Sunday, 26 Aug 2012, 10:42 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 26 Aug 2012, 10:03 PM EDT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - In a week, a lot of you will most likely be tailgating, eating hot dogs, drinking a beer or wearing that college T-shirt.
That's because college football season is finally here. Virginia Tech is ranked 16th in the preseason coaches poll.
One guy who has a chance to be carrying a lot of the load for the offense is true freshman J.C. Coleman.
He was a big weapon on Oscar Smith's state championship team last season. Coleman graduated high school a semester early to join Frank Beamer's team.
He's been playing this month with a fractured right arm, but that's been a non-issue. Coleman stands only 5' 7" and went into Tech weighing a little under 170 pounds. He's put on 20 pounds this summer and hopes it will pay off come game day.
"I realized this spring I'm not going to bounce off guys and I needed to put on some weight," Coleman said.
"I thought he really ran with toughness and liked how he played," said Beamer.
Coleman rushed for over 4,000 yards when he was a star for Oscar Smith. Virginia Tech opens up the season on Labor Day against Georgia Tech.
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