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Virginia Tech adds 2021 JUCO offensive tackle

The Hokies continue their search for offensive line depth.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies lost a lot of talent from their offensive line after the 2020 season. Left tackle Christian Darrisaw declared for the 2021 NFL draft, where he went in the first round. The Hokies also lost a pair of former four-star recruits in Bryan Hudson and Doug Nester, who entered the transfer portal.

While the Hokies have some quality players returning led by Luke Tenuta, Lecitus Smith and Brock Hoffman, plus added former Maryland center Johnny Jordan via the transfer portal, offensive line coach Vance Vice is still looking for depth.

So, on Thursday night, junior-college offensive tackle Bob Schick announced his commitment to Virginia Tech.

Schick is a new name for many who follow recruiting. He just recently picked up his offer and committed shortly thereafter.

Schick has great size at 6-foot-6, 305 pounds, and played spring football for Snow Junior College in 2021. A native of Utah, Schick served a two-year mission after graduating high school, so he has all of his eligibility remaining in Blacksburg.

While Schick’s highlights didn’t really ‘wow’ you, this is another case of just trusting Vice. VIce has hit big on some evaluations and missed on some, too. That’s recruiting and that’s coaching. It happens.

Now, the Hokies hope Vice’s vision for Schick pays off. The good thing is Schick will not be expected to contribute in 2021.