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Luke Tenuta joins #ExitLight18

New offensive line commitment Luke Tenuta is starting to signal the end of the #ExitLight18 recruiting class.

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Well, better late than never? Downside of the full time gig is when kids commit in the middle of the day, you can’t make it until you get home. Well, Offensive Tackle Luke Tenuta committed earlier today, so here it goes. Tenuta now joins the Hokies’ recruiting class, another Virginia recruit. Out of Western Albemarle in Crozet, VA, Tenuta is the fourth Virginia recruit and the fourth offensive line recruit. He joins Armani Chatman, Cole Beck, and Keshon Artis in the former group and Christian Darrisaw, Joe Harris, and Jordan McFadden in the latter (Darrisaw is a prep kid that had committed last year but will count toward this year’s class). Tenuta is somewhat of a late bloomer, getting his attention this year after moving to offensive line. He’s got offers from Colorado State, ECU, North Carolina, Old Dominion, UCF, and West Virginia, among others. Rated as a mid-tier three star offensive tackle by 247/Scout, he’s unranked as a defensive end by ESPN, and as a low-tier three-star defensive end by Rivals. However, from all indications he’ll be playing offensive line at Virginia Tech.

Let’s see what’s up with Tenuta’s tape.

Luke Tenuta (Crozet, VA. 6’-7”, 270lbs. Offensive Tackle)

This is more an exemplar tape than anything, as the majority of his tape is at defensive end. However, you can see what the team is thinking two years plus down the line of training and weight room. He’s got roughly the frame of Yosuah Nijman- at least, what Nijman had when he got to the Hokies as a defensive end from Fork Union. He’s athletic, he’s strong, but his technique is quite raw. I don’t like his hand placement and how he stands up instead of firing out. Right now, they’re taking a huge, mobile player that shows some power and athleticism with a really good frame. And again, we’ve got a lot of linemen in line for development, so Tenuta HAS time to grow. But he’s a developmental offensive lineman- as they all are. We’ll see how it goes in his development.

Congrats Luke, and welcome to the Hokies.