NEWS AND NOTES
– In case you missed it, senior Belle Vernon (PA) offensive tackle Dorian Johnson has verbally committed to Pittsburgh. Johnson had Ohio State and Virginia Tech in his top three before making the pledge.
– 247Sports.com reports (article requires subscription) that offensive tackle Jonathan McLaughlin is exploring his options. In fact, McLaughlin, who signed with East Carolina University in the class of 2012, reportedly made an official visit to Virginia Tech last weekend and is scheduled to visit UVa this weekend.
A product of Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina, McLaughlin fell short of qualifying for ECU and therefore needed to prep. The 6’4″, 288-pound prospect chose to spend this semester Fork Union Military Academy (VA). Attempts to reach FUMA head coach John Shuman and McLaughlin have been unsuccessful so far, but we hope to have something soon.
McLaughlin resided in Danville, Virginia, before moving to Mauldin 12 years ago. He is a cousin of former Tech football players Cam and Orion Martin. For some more background, check out this TSL Pass article on the talented offensive lineman from the summer of 2011.
– VT commits Kyle Chung , Parker Osterloh , and Braxton Pfaff will make official visits to Blacksburg the weekend of December 7-9. All three players are expected to play on the offensive line for the Hokies.
– Osterloh and Pfaff will play alongside...
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