In all likelihood, Kyle Chung will play on the offensive line at Virginia Tech.
“[The Virginia Tech coaches] have mentioned guard or center, but they also say we’ll see what happens when I get there,” the 6’4″, 265-pound Ponte Vedra (FL) senior said.
Chung started at tight end for the Sharks his sophomore and junior seasons before moving to offensive guard this season. Playing on the offensive line “comes natural,” says Chung, who adds that he is improving each and every game.
“The transition has been pretty smooth,” Chung said. “It was kind of rough at first, but I’ve gotten better. My pulls are a lot better. Before, my footwork wasn’t good. I kept tripping over my teammates. I kept working, and I’m doing a lot better now.”
Ponte Vedra head coach Mike Loyd, who has been a football coach for 27 years and the Sharks head coach for five, has helped with the Tech-bound prospect’s development. Loyd has previously praised Chung as a player with the athletic ability and footwork to be able to play tight end or on the offensive line on the major college level.
“Coach Loyd taught me some things about blocking schemes and we would go over it again and again in practice,” Chung said. “He helps me out with understanding the plays and everything.”
Chung’s father, Eugene, a former offensive lineman at Virginia Tech and in the NFL, has given some advice as well.
“He just told me to keep my feet moving, keep my butt down, and stay light on my feet,” Chung said.
Has Eugene given Kyle any advice on the mental aspect of playing on the offensive line?
“Not really on playing offensive line. He just said, ‘Don’t be scared,'” the younger Chung said with a laugh.
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