Virginia Tech has a long history of siblings following each other, and in some cases, playing together, in Blacksburg.
In the 2021 class, Virginia Tech landed the commitment of Jalen Stroman, the younger brother of former Hokies cornerback Greg Stroman, in May.
Moments ago, they added another sibling to their commitment list with the addition of Jack Hollifield.
“I want to thank God for allowing me to play the game I love at the next level,” Hollifield tweeted on Saturday afternoon. “I’m blessed to be put in a great position
“I’d like to thank my family and friends for the continuous support throughout this whole process. Without any of y’all I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you to Coach Hawn, Coach Ware, Coach Wilbanks, and the whole Shelby High School community for pushing me on the field and in the classroom. Y’all have taught me what it’s like to be a true student-athlete and a great classmate to my peers.
“Lastly, I want to thank my dad and my brother, both of them going throughout the recruiting process themselves has given me a huge advantage in looking for the right school. I’m so grateful for all the recruiting trips and times they’ve taken out of their lives to help me become a great football player. I’ve learned from them the importance of hard work and getting out what you put into something. I love y’all both more than y’all could ever know.
“With that being said, I am honored to announce that I am 100% committed to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.”
Hollifield is the younger brother of Virginia Tech linebacker Dax Hollifield.
The 6-foot 3-inch, 225-pounder out of North Carolina chose the Hokies over offers from Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and others.
Listed as the No. 24 inside linebacker prospect nationally, Hollifield has potential on the other side of the ball.
During his latest trip to Blacksburg, a Junior Day event before the dead period, Hollifield spent time with the tight end unit with position coach James Shibest.
“Shibest really thinks I am a tight end, as of right now,” he said over the summer.
“Whatever is going to get me on the field the quickest is what I’m cool with.”
Hollifield is considered the No. 559 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite ranking system.