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Virginia Tech football: Hokies pick up commitment from in-state tight end

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Harrison Saint Germain offers outstanding size and athleticism

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The Virginia Tech Hokies picked up their second commitment for the 2022 recruiting class on Monday when tight Harrison Saint Germain made his pledge official.

Saint Germain is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Westfield High in Chantilly, Virginia. If that school sounds familiar, well, it is the alma mater of former Hokies Eddie Royal and Sean Glennon, among others.

So, what is Virginia Tech getting in Saint Germain?

Well, he has outstanding size. He possesses a great frame that can easily add weight once he arrives in Blacksburg. Saint Germain has tremendous hands and does a great job of catching the football in traffic. He knows how to use his size against defenders.

Saint Germain also looks to be a strong blocker. If he bulks up, he could be a very good tight end for the Hokies in the future, in the mold of former Hokie Jeff King. King had good size, terrific hands, and was a strong blocker.

Now, for those of you counting stars, Saint Germain is not ranked. However, we should all realize several talented players in this cycle are currently not ranked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No in-person recruiting, camps, or visits limit the exposure of some players. And the NCAA recently extended the dead period through May 31.

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente will certainly need to be strong in his evaluations for this class. In the 2021 class, the Hokies appeared to have signed several athletes underrated by the recruiting services due to the pandemic. The ultimate test will be what they can provide on the field, not where they were ranked.

Saint Germain, whose father was a Virginia graduate, currently has one other Power 5 offer from Wake Forest. Keep in mind, his number of offers will increase as Virginia officially begins high school football this week. Several teams were monitoring Saint Germain before he chose the Hokies.

Overall, I like this addition for the Hokies. Whether he becomes a big-time receiver or not, he has the potential to be a strong two-way player for the Hokies beginning in 2022 as both a blocker and pass-catcher.