Hokies Add Another Talented Lineman

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Virginia Tech has added a second talented lineman to the fold today. Earlier, the Hokies landed a commitment from TE/OT Greg Nosal and, just now, TSL has learned that the staff has added a defensive lineman to the mix as well.

Northwest (Germantown, MD) defensive line recruit Justin Young is the latest member of Tech’s 2007 recruiting class.

“Justin committed to Virginia Tech earlier tonight,” Northwest head coach Randy Trivers said.

Young had reportedly narrowed his list of schools to two – Pitt and Virginia Tech – and had planned to make additional unofficial visits to each before making a commitment. Obviously, the visits weren’t necessary.

“He just felt in his gut that Virginia Tech was the place for him,” Trivers said. “He visited both schools unofficially this summer and came away with a real strong feeling from Virginia Tech. He went there for a camp and observed the coaches and everything. He didn’t want to wait and he felt like it would be unfair for Pitt because he knew Virginia Tech was the place for him.”

Young is 6-4 and is now up to 255 pounds. And, at only 17 years old, there certainly is room to grow.

“He’s put on good weight the off-season,” Trivers said. “He’s a fast, agile 255-pound player. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for him to be 275 pounds by this time next year. He has a very good body type and he has the potential to be a big guy.”

Trivers says Virginia Tech, which was led by primary recruiter Kevin Sherman, is recruiting Young as a defensive line prospect. He sees Young as a potential defensive tackle on the next level. The Northwest standout has played defensive end and defensive tackle in high school.

Young chose Tech over offers from Pitt, Virginia and Marshall, among others.

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