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Hokies Gain Commitment From 4-star Joshua Nijman

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Tech receives its 19th commitment for the 2015 recruiting class.

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech received its 19th commitment for the 2015 recruiting class with word that Fork Union Military Academy defensive end Joshua Nijman has pledged to play for the Hokies.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash">#Hokies</a> 4 Star Nijman has commited to <a href="https://twitter.com/VT_Football">@VT_Football</a> program. Interview to come.</p>&mdash; PeteKing247 (@PeteKing247) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeteKing247/status/544900531131801600">December 16, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Tech is working hard to improve depth along the lines, something that proved to be an issue this season due to a rash of injuries.

Listed as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Nijman is a big kid at 6'6", 275 pounds and shows great speed and athleticism that makes him a natural fit on the Hokies' defense. He may have enough size that with some added weight he could move inside to tackle. Certainly, Nijman could give defensive line coach Charley Wiles some much needed versatility in his lineup.

Nijman has also played on the offensive line in the past, though he's expressed an interest in playing on defense in college.

Nijman chose the Hokies over offers from Temple, Miami and Virginia. He's originally from Maplewood, NJ where he attended Columbia Senior High School before prepping at FUMA in Fork Union, Virginia. Shane Beamer was his lead recruiter.

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