Virginia Tech has made a couple additions on the recruiting trial via the JUCO and preferred walk-on markets with the headline addition between Snow College (JUCO) OT Bob Schick.
After a great conversation with @CoachFuente and my family. I am super excited to announce that I will be committing to Virginia Tech to continue playing the sport I love! GO HOKIES!🦃 @CoachMadAtwell @VanceVice @CoachLecht @ZacErekson @Snow_Recruiting @HokiesFB @stevecoburn76 pic.twitter.com/ItvkHUVcBs— Bob Schick (@theschickster75) May 27, 2021
Tech had been showing interest in numerous JUCO offensive tackles recently including Kingsley Uguwu and Cade Parrish with Tech looking for offensive tackles who could come in and compete with Silas Dzansi, Parker Clements, and others at right tackle.
Schick would seem to profile as that guy in the eyes of OL coach Vance Vice and definitely brings the size at 6'6'' and over 300 pounds. However, the prevalence of talented players still entering the transfer portal could mean that the Hokies still look to land an offensive tackle through that as well.
He also is a little older as he went on a Mormon mission out of high school according to 247 Sports before returning from that at Snow College this past year. He also has his full eligibility remaining since this past season was ruled a free year due to COVID by the NCAA.
Additionally, Tech landed a quality walk-on commitment from SWVA, two-star RB Zavione Wood out of powerhouse Salem High School.
Wood is the third state champion Salem HS standout to commit to the Hokies this recruiting cycle along with three-star DBs Jayden and Jorden McDonald. He was committed on scholarship to UL Monroe of the Sun Belt along with the McDonald twins at one point though all three now are headed to Blacksburg with Wood doing so as a preferred walk-on.
He also is another quality addition on what is a strong PWO class headlined by three-star OT Will Jones who has already enrolled and two-star DB Jabari Parker out of in-state powerhouse Highland Springs.