Nov 30, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers defensive players line up against Virginia Tech Hokies offensive players in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies will start this season with their third different offensive line coach in three years after Jeff Grimes left for LSU with Stacy Searels replacing him in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech has had some struggles in recruiting offensive linemen for the Class of 2015 with the Hokies missing out on a few of their targets including 4-star offensive tackle Austin Clark though the Hokies are currently the leaders for 3-star offensive tackle Mike Arnold.
However, coaches are not just fcousing on recruits for the Class of 2015 and that was proven this week by the Hokies offering a non-Class of 2015 recruit.
The Hokies offered Class of 2016 offensive tackle Parker Boudreaux of Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida. Boudreaux is ranked as a four-star recruit by 247 Sports’s traditional ranking system while the 247 Sports Composite has him as a three-star. The 247 Sports Composite has him as the 365th best prospect currently in the Class of 2016 while 247 Sports’ traditional rankings has him as the 142nd best player in the country.
Parker Boudreaux is around 6-4 and 280 pounds which is somewhat small for an offensive tackle in terms of height but could mean that Boudreaux is someone who could be a very good fit at offensive guard.
Boudreaux is a heavily pursued player with the Hokies being one of 36 programs to have offered him a scholarship as listed by 247 Sports. Miami, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, and Mississippi State headline the list of teams that have offered Boudreaux a scholarship in what looks like a very good offensive line prospect. The Hokies have a long fight ahead if they are going to get Boudreaux for their Class of 2016.