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Virginia Tech football: Tight end Jared Gibble commits to Hokies

Gibble is a player who was gaining interesting from North Carolina and South Carolina

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The Virginia Tech Hokies added another offensive commitment this week when three-star tight end Jared Gibble flipped his commitment from Charlotte to the Hokies.

Gibble is a 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect from Oak Grove High in Winston-Salem, N.C. Virginia Tech was his first Power Five offer. He listed a total of 19 offers.

Now, what to make of this commitment.

First, in watching Gibble he has nice athleticism for his size. He can fill a Dalton Keene role for the Hokies early in his career because he can block. He is also a solid receiver, too. And his frame will allow him to easily add more weight once he arrives in Blacksburg next year.

The biggest knock on Gibble would be his offer list. That’s not fair. As we know, this year has been anything but normal. Gibble was going to see increased interest from Power Five schools, therefore the Hokies went ahead and gave him an official offer and he wasted no time in committing to VT.

A regional player, Gibble was certainly going to see increased attention from several of the ACC schools once teams realized where other players would be heading.

This is not a sexy addition. And that is OK. Gibble can help the Hokies in multiple roles.

Another important note is this does not mean the Hokies have missed on their top tight end targets. They remain in the mix for those players and will accept commitments if those players choose to come to Blacksburg.

Gibble is commitment No. 21 for the 2021 class as the Hokies look to wind things down with this class. The tight end position remains an important one in this class and the Hokies are not done here.