Offensive Line, Class of 2022
Whale Branch, Seabrook, SC
Virginia Tech picked up a commitment from Whale Branch (Seabrook, SC) offensive lineman Xavier Chaplin on Monday night. He is the 15th commitment of the 2022 recruiting class, and the fifth offensive lineman of the class.
Chaplin camped at Virginia Tech in early June, and he picked up an offer from the Hokies on June 9. Looking at his highlights from the 2020 season, he appears to have been 30-40 pounds lighter than his current listed weight, and he moves well for a guy his size and finishes blocks. He is expected to play offensive guard for the Hokies.
Chaplin posted elite testing numbers for a player his size at Tech’s camp, and Vance Vice is very impressed with him as a prospect. SEC schools are already evaluating him, and though he’s unranked by 247 Sports right now, it’s expected that the Hokies will face quality competition for his signature between now and Signing Day.