Scouting Report: Christian Darrisaw

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Height: 6-4
Weight: 299
Projected Position: Offensive Guard

Rivals: 2-star
247: 3-star, #18 player in Maryland
ESPN: 2-star, #32 player in Maryland
Scout: 2-star

Other Power 5 offers: 0

Christian Darrisaw is Virginia Tech’s second offensive line recruit of the 2017 cycle, along with Aiden Brown (we include Silas Dzansi with the 2016 class).  Though most recruiting sites list Darrisaw as an offensive tackle, I believe he projects better as a guard at the college level.  He’s expected to prep before enrolling at Virginia Tech, so I believe he’ll slide inside to guard at that level.

Darrisaw didn’t have any other Power 5 offers.  In fact, his only other offers came from FCS programs.  What was attractive about Darrisaw for Virginia Tech?  Let’s take a closer look under the hood.

There are some notable qualities on display in those highlights.

Size: Darrisaw is already a big guy.  He needs to reshape his body a bit, but he’s not going to need to pack on pounds to play at the ACC level.

Hand strength:  Darrisaw displays his hand strength by simply throwing players to the ground.  That won’t work at the college level, but it does show that his hands are pretty strong, and that’s important.

Solid in pass protection: He’s obviously not going up against ACC defensive ends,