An interesting walk on or two...

Instead of stressing out or overanalyzing about who lost or gained weight and what it meant. I decided to look through the vast platoon of walk on players added to the roster.
I had totally forgotten about CJ Scott out of Bishop Catholic Sullivan. If I remember correctly that is Coach Chris Scott's son. For those who don't know - Coach Scott was the Bishop Catholic Sullivan HC for the last three years and just left there to take the HC position at Oscar Smith in VA Beach. We've struggled landing a lot of the big dawgs out of Bishop and the tidewater region as a whole. There has always been a perceived issue on here with the relationship between coaches down there and the VT staff. Maybe there was, who knows. If so, this would have to point in the right direction with a pretty influential coach in the area sending his own son to VT as a walk on. On most sites he is listed as an ILB. Who knows? Maybe he takes a big step under the tutelage of Jack Tyler - another former walk on LB. Maybe he is a career scout team kid. Whatever, this could be great for us politically on the recruiting front.

The other one that I saw that intrigued me was Gabe Sesco - a 6'6" 265lb DL out of Graham HS in Bluefield. Most of his highlights on this are as a OT. Maybe he ends up as a DL or SDE, maybe he puts on weight and becomes an OL or maybe he gets swole and becomes a power TE - who knows. I had just read about him a little being that SW VA is my neck of the woods and I'd say he is intriguing as a possible diamond in the rough.

Gabe Sesco Senior Film

Does anyone else have any insight or intrigue to any of the other walk on roster additions?

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Instead of stressing out or overanalyzing about who lost or gained weight and what it meant.

Our punter gained 9 pounds and you're being rational?!?

Hahahahaha, I know! What am I thinking! The season is pretty much a goner now that Bradburn gained that weight.

I'm thinking an opposing punt returner may be a goner with him putting on weight.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

It's summer, it's hot, he's Aussie and it's beer, right? He'll be back to fighting weight in the fall.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

No! I want Nic Schmitt 2.0 and deep down you all know you want it, too!

Click here to destroy wall.

I will never not leg a Nic Schitt reference. What college football needs is more thicc punters. Kudos to Oscar for striving to join this movement. Nic Schmitt and Jimmy Kibble (pre-legal troubles) were two of my all-time favorite hokies. Gotta love the athletic fat guy punter who's not afraid of contact.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

What about Sebastian Janikowski? I think that dude is still playing somewhere..lol

He's a placekicker, so he doesn't count. And he's a Seminole, so fuck him.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

And he was on the team that beat us in the Champy, and was busted for roofies (now, wonder what he had them for, eh?) and, well, like 'haus said, he's a Seminole, so fuck him.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

What we need is a punter with Nic Schmitt's body and Jimmy Kibble's attitude.

Not big kicker, but CSU had a kicker a few years ago that kept jacking up returners. He was laying them out. It's a great mentality as long as you dont care that your last line of defense is sprinting down the field. He was fun to watch.

I will never not leg a Nic Schitt reference.

Are you sure you are a Schmitt fan? Freud would like a word.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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Freud Hokiemacgruber would like a word.

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

meh. So would my 10th grade typing teacher.

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

6'6 265 is so foreign to VT football on the DL I'm not even sure how to react to that. He defintely sounds like a walk-on to keep an eye on for sure, so thanks for this post. If he develops, that kind of length makes for some interesting possibilities.

I saw him play this year (my nephew played for Radford). This dude is explosive! Keep an eye on him.

We put the K in Kwality

Did he mainly play DT or DE?

I think his official position was "disrupter" 😀

Kind looked like more DT than DE.

We put the K in Kwality

Yeah, but disruptor end or disruptor tackle?

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

We put the K in Kwality

Can we not talk about past high school football season. It was not a good one for the Giles County Spartans😳

Unveil now
Lift away
I see you
Running

Deceiver
Chased away
A long time
Coming

Maybe they should try a nifty thing called the forward pass.

Wasn't Jason Adjepong the destroyer of Worilds? Or do I have that backwards?

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

Something-something Wedley Estime something-something.

"You know when the Hokies say 'We are Virginia Tech' they're going to mean it."- Lee Corso

For sure. Also, speaking of walk on DL's... after hearing players and coaches talk about two - Gideon Driscoll and Maxx Philpott and then seeing Phillpott highlighted for his 600lb squat on BSF - I'm going to make the prediction that those two become impact players for us on the DL. That might not be this year but I think they have potential. It seemed like we heard more about their names after the spring game interviews than anyone else. That's my prediction and also my hope. It would be cool to have two local boys like that bringing nastiness back to our interior D-Line.

Walkons from Buffalo Gap and East Rock were both stud running backs in a league of lower competition. Never know with those types of athletes once they are in a competitive atmosphere.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Worked out reasonably well for Steven Peoples.

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

Rivenburg from Gap was really impressive. Didn't do much against my team but not many do. He's got great potential, hope it works out for him. We don't see guys from our area get this type of chance much.

He was pretty much their whole offense when I saw him play. Defense game planned around him and was effective. He got a little dinged up in the second half and they never recovered.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Yeah, his carries #s was crazy. That dude put in work.

By the way, games at Gap in the Fall is one of the best places to see a game. It's a beautiful drive out there in a great stadium.

i will concur, replaced the mechanical room there 2 years ago

hell of a time getting a crane and wide loads out there for some massive chillers

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We have a couple of walk on DL guys local to SWVA with requisite size in Philpott and Driscoll as well. I'll be interested to see if they see the field in a couple of years.

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

I think you were probably typing that as I was mentioning them, replying above.

Maxx maxing on Big Squat Friday!

605lbs

Oscar Smith is in Chesapeake, not VA Beach. I went to Indian River, OSHS rival. Also, have heard good things about the two DL mentioned above, as well as a bowling ball of a RB/TE walk-on.

"These people are losing their minds!"

You are right. I lived down in Chick's Beach for a little while, I know Oscar Smith is in Chesapeake. I think I was still thinking Bishop Catholic Sullivan - my fingers must've just got ahead of my brain. You know anything about any of the Tidewater walk ons? Other than CJ Scott I saw there was another Bishop kid - John Ransom.

Bishop Catholic Sullivan - my fingers must've just got ahead of my brain.

Well said.

No idea. Grew up in Chesapeake, but been in Maryland the last 6 years. Bishop has become a powerhouse for football, so can't hurt.

"These people are losing their minds!"

I'm all about the Kickoff guy

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Nakia Peerman is also a walk-on this year from William Campbell HS. He's a fast 6'3" WR/DB with a great head on his shoulders.