VT Competes Well in OL Recruiting…Mostly

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Today we’ll finish off our look at the offensive line by examining who the Hokies recruit against most often for linemen, and how they fare against each one of those schools.  We know Tech didn’t do so hot against SEC teams in the 2012 class, but how have they done against their main competition dating back to 2006?

I took a look at all the linemen Virginia Tech has offered dating back to 2006.  I found the nine schools that the Hokies compete against regularly for offensive linemen.  Overall, the Hokies have held their own for the most part.  However, one ACC school and one SEC have done quite a bit of damage to Tech’s offensive line recruiting efforts.

Let’s take a look at each of the nine opponents, one by one.  I used the TSL and Rivals databases as guides.  I don’t guarantee that each player’s offer list is complete or exactly accurate, but it’s the best information we have to go by.

Maryland

Since 2006, Virginia Tech has signed nine offensive linemen that Maryland offered.  The Terps have signed four offensive linemen that the Hokies offered.

Nick Becton

Wins: Matt Arkema, Nick Becton, Jake Goins, Vinston Painter, Augie Conte, William Alvarez, Jaymes Brooks, Blake DeChristopher, A.B. Latif

Losses: Maurice Hampton , Justin Gilbert , Peter White , Mike Madaras

Virginia Tech has hammered Maryland not only on the football field since joining the ACC (142-37 combined score in four games), they’ve also hammered them in offensive line recruiting.  The Terps have taken a shot at some of Tech’s highest-rated offensive line signees, and they’ve come up way short.

Virginia

Since 2006, Tech has signed seven linemen that UVA offered.  The Hoos inked

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