The Virginia Tech Hokies went back into the state of Texas on Saturday and picked up a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Canon Boone.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Boone plays his high school football at Dickinson High in Dickinson, Texas, and picked the Hokies over Mississippi State and Colorado, among others.
Boone is the second member of the 2021 class from the state of Texas, joining wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton. Just like Lofton, Boone’s other finalist was Mississippi State.
Boone is much like Virginia Tech’s two other offensive line recruits, Danijel Miletic and Bryce Goodner, in the sense that he may a bit undervalued by other Power Five schools. Miletic, of course, is from Germany.
Boone is being recruited as an offensive tackle, however, it would surprise no one if ends up at guard. Both Goodner and Miletic are interior offensive linemen. Boone has the frame, size and arm length to play offensive tackle, though. He is a mauler in the running game.
Boone is quietly another solid pickup for the staff. In an unusual recruiting year, teams are going to have their hits and misses. But the Hokies appear to be doing their due diligence on some lesser-known prospects. It could either pay off in a major way, or set the team back if some of these young men don’t work out.
Virginia Tech offered Boone in February and he has since built a strong relationship with offensive line coach Vance Vice.
Boone is commitment No. 19 for Virginia Tech’s 2021 class.