2018 OT Luke Tenuta, Son of Two UVA Grads, Picks the Hokies

The Hokies have nabbed another offensive lineman, the son of a certain UVA defensive coordinator.

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The Hokies are kicking off the weekend with a bang, nabbing a commitment from 2018 OT Luke Tenuta of Crozet's Western Albemarle HS.

Tenuta announced his pledge on Twitter on Friday, becoming the 24th commit to join the class and the fourth offensive lineman.

Tenuta, who's rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports but is unrated by the site's composite ranking, will likely sound familiar to Hokies fans — his dad, Jon, was defensive coordinator at UVA from 2013 to 2015, and currently works as an assistant coach at Cincinnati.

But, in an interview with The Key Play before his commitment, Tenuta said he didn't envision any friction with his Hoo family when he gets to Blacksburg.

"It's about what's best for me," Tenuta said. "Both my parents went to UVA and both are UVA grads, but they both like Virginia Tech. My dad and my mom have both been up there, and she likes it a lot."

Tenuta himself has also visited Tech plenty recently, stopping by for both the Clemson and UNC games after the Hokies offered him in early September.

Though he last swung through Blacksburg for a game last year against Boston College, he was blown away by the atmosphere in Lane Stadium for a night game.

"The night one, that was a lot different," Tenuta said. "That was something else. When they came out of the tunnel for 'Enter Sandman,' I've never seen anything like that. That was cool."

He was also impressed with seeing "all the greats that have been there" on the sidelines, like Bruce Smith and Michael Vick.

Tenuta says the Hokies are most interested in playing him at offensive tackle, even though some other programs have recruited the 6'7", 270-pound prospect on the defensive line.

"They like that I play hard and play fast, they just think I could be a great fit for what they're doing there," Tenuta said.

It doesn't hurt, either, that the Hokies will be replacing several starters along the offensive line next season.

"They said there was an opportunity because they have a lot of guys leaving, there will be an opportunity to compete and to play," Tenuta said.

Tenuta said his other top schools were UNC and West Virginia, before he settled on the Hokies.

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BEEF

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Tenuta himself has also visited Tech plenty recently, stopping by for both the Clemson and UNC games after the Hokies offered him in early September.

Though he last swung through Blacksburg for a game last year against Boston College, he was blown away by the atmosphere in Lane Stadium for a night game

I'm an idiot because I can't figure out when he was last in Lane. Happy to see some more beef incoming. Now what does French think of his tape?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Does he have any tape on his OL play? The video above was all DE.

-@no1hokie86

Its a mess.

Try this.

Though he hadn't visited Blacksburg since last year's Boston College game, after the Hokies offered him in early September, he stopped by both the Clemson and UNC games this season. He was blown away by the atmosphere in Lane Stadium for a night game.

Though he last swung through Blacksburg for a game last year against Boston College, he was blown away by the atmosphere in Lane Stadium for a night game

There you go.

Chem PhD '16

O LINE!

Where is Lawson?!

"Both my parents went to UVA and both are UVA grads, but they both like Virginia Tech. My dad and my mom have both been up there, and she likes it a lot."

Translation: They both went to UVA and have regretted it massively. Now I get to right their wrong

"Both my parents went to UVA and both are UVA grads, but they both like Virginia Tech. My dad and my mom have both been up there, and she likes it a lot."

When even your recruits' UVA alum parents wish they had gone to tech.

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

Thomas Jefferson, Founder of the University of Virginia, Commits to Virginia Tech.

FOSTERS: Australian for defense

Always excited to land an O-lineman. He's a pretty lean 270, I wonder if he's going to be a candidate for Fork Union. Here's to hoping we can either keep McFadden, or flip Culver, or maybe even pull off the upset and land Walker.

Go Hokies!

Most likely we end up with Darrisaw, Harris, Tenuta and Culver. I'm completely fine with that OL class.

Yeah 4 olineman in a class sounds good to me. We need some help there for sure.

He's a pretty lean 270,

Meet this guy.

Where is Lawson?!

He looks like a cross of Wyatt Teller and Vinny Mihota. I dig it.

No one remembers the day they crossed each other.

Well, there is one guy from Dale City, but he's still receiving treatments.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Any SR/OL tape?

When LOLUVA is more concerned about making toast than playing football, the decision to commit to the good guys is that much easier.

Let's Go

HOKIES

something something but we need more o-line recruits

1-0 every week

This guy is long. He's still gonna look lean playing around 320

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@HaydenDubya

Patty likey.

"I'm a Miller Lite guy, always have been, since I was 8." -John Daly

Hell yeah, really good news

will likely sound familiar to Hokies fans — his dad, Jon, was defensive coordinator at UVA from 2013 to 2015

Why would a Hokies fan care what the name of UVA's defensive coordinator is, unless he does something idiotic enough to earn a nickname like Timecop?

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

He was also the DC at GT back in 2004.

This kid has a lot of wrongs to right.

Jon Tenuta was a more than decent coordinator when he was with GT. In fact, his name was tossed around in the same circles as our own Bud. Just goes to prove that UVa is a black hole of football that sucks the life out of everyone's career. This kid managed to escape the event horizon. Welcome!

All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing that I could do
Was ding a ding, dang my dang a long ling long....

Tenuta was the master of the blitz. If I recall correctly, he was the DC at GT in 2004 and sent a CB blitz that Randall burned to Morgan for the clinching TD.

His son better be good against the blitz.

6'7 270 lbs, does this mean Buzzketball's big man problem is solved?

This guy wouldn't set screens, he'd lay siege.
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Let's do it.

More OL commitments than fans at LOLUVA spring festival.

We put the K in Kwality

Son of two LOLUVA grads is going to VT?

Huh. I guess evolution is still occurring. Neat.

"Son of a UVA grad" sounds like a something you'd yell when you spill your coffee.

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