Virginia Tech Keeping Tabs on Class of 2019 Offensive Lineman Zach Williamson

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of sorts for Class of 2019 offensive lineman Zach Williamson. Some of the events were good, but one in particular has caused him to change his overall course.

On Oct. 20, Williamson received his first and only offer, from Cincinnati. The following week, he got a visit from Virginia Tech. On Oct. 27, however, he broke his right leg in two places, which ended his junior season. Now, Williamson is getting more acquainted with his recruiting options, as he undertakes a long recovery process.

Williamson, who plays for Spring Valley High School in Huntington, W.V., broke his tibia and fibula when two players collided head-first against his right leg. He had surgery last Friday and now has six to eight weeks before he can put weight on the leg.

“It’s been kind of tough,” Williamson said. “Even after surgery, it’s kind of hard to deal with. I can’t do much yet, so it’s kind of given me motivation to work even harder to get on the field. I haven’t been to a game since then, though.”

Virginia Tech offensive line coach Vance Vice has continued to check in on Williamson, who’s listed at 6-foot-7 and 270 pounds. He also stopped by Spring Valley to see Williamson, ironically, the

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