What we learned in the spring
Three-fifths of the team’s offensive line is established.
Left tackle Luke Tenuta, left guard Lecitus Smith and center Brock Hoffman are not going anywhere.
Tenuta inherited Christian Darrisaw’s starting point and was able to use Spring Camp to establish chemistry with Smith. Smith has been a little-known part of the Hokies line in recent years (he made 27 starts in that streak) and just keeps getting better.
Hoffman will have more competition this fall after Johnny Jordan signs up in May, but it’s hard to imagine him playing anywhere else on the line. Tech is quite comfortable with him making all the calls and he’s one of the more vocal leaders on the team.
Silas Dzansi is the favorite to clinch the starting point on the right guard and is probably the key to the team’s overall depth. He could be the first save option in all positions except center, in the same way offensive line coach Vance Vice used Kyle Chung in 2018.
The 2020 Signature Class Tech offensive linemen have a bright future.
Parker Clements and Kaden Moore had a lot of work to do in the spring. Clements was primarily with the team’s first offensive line on the left tackle and Moore was the team’s second right guard. They could be devices on the line as early as next year.