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Virginia Tech football: Jack Hollifield is a Hokie

The Hokies snag another brother.

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Virginia Tech LB Dax Hollifield
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The long line of brothers playing at Virginia Tech will continue in 2021 when three-star tight end Jack Hollifield finally picked the Hokies.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder from Shelby High School in Shelby, N.C., has long favored the Hokies and finally made it official over the weekend. While he plays both offense and defense in high school, the Hokies are clearly recruiting him as a tight end.

Hollifield is the younger brother of junior linebacker Dax Hollifield.

He is the second brother of a current or former Hokie to commit to the class of 2021. Jalen Stroman, whose older brother Greg played at Virginia Tech from 2014-17, committed to the Hokies earlier this summer.

The Hokies have made tight end a priority in this class. They are apparently going to miss out on both of their top targets, but make no mistake, Hollifield was always going to be a Hokie.

Hollifield has great size and is a physical athlete. Whether or not James Mitchell opts to follow Dalton Keene’s path to the NFL after his junior season could mean Hollifield sees the field as a freshman in 2021.

After Hollifield’s commitment, Virginia Tech moves to No. 35 in 247Sports team rankings for 2021.