The interior of Virginia Tech’s 2019 offensive line has more questions than answers. Christian Darrisaw and Silas Dzansi proved themselves on the edges, but in the middle at G-C-G the team loses solid contributors like Kyle Chung and Braxton Pfaff to graduation, and expected starter DeAndre Plantin transfered, while returning redshirt junior Zachariah Hoyt (who had a mixed season) and a bunch of guys who’ve had very few snaps. With that in mind, bringing in Brock Hoffman from Coastal Carolina is a pretty big deal. At CCU Hoffman played center as a freshman and moved to right guard as a sophomore.*
Evaluating high school signees can be tough. Most of the time, all you can find are a player’s self-produced year-end highlight reels, where you try to figure out an entire season of performance based on six minutes of clips against teams you don’t have a clue about. Sometimes you get lucky and a guy’s state championship game is on YouTube, or he plays in an All-American game, but that’s rare.
Transfers, though, can have a bonanza of film, and Hoffman’s no exception, as I watched all or part of eight different CCU games. He also has a collegiate academic record, in this case one that includes being part of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District football...
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