Fredericksburg defensive lineman Steve Sobczak changed his 2014 commitment from James Madison to Virginia Tech on Monday, according to the Free Lance-Star.
The 6-foot-1, 285-pound tackle decided to switch from the Dukes to the Hokies after Tech upgraded his offer from a grayshirt to a regular scholarship, according to Nathan Warters of the Free Lance-Star.
Sobczak originally committed to James Madison in July. The recruiting sites don’t have much on him. 247 Sports lists him as a two-star recruit and the No. 61 player in the state.
Sobczak is a Massaponax High School teammate of fellow 2014 Hokies commit Vincent Mihota, a defensive end. Defensive coordinator Bud Foster was the primary recruiter for both.
He is Tech’s 23rd commitment for 2014, counting three players who are at Fork Union. Here is an updated commitment list:
- WR Jaylen Bradshaw, 6-0, 175, Chesapeake (Oscar Smith)
- TE Xavier Burke, 6-3, 247, Lawrenceville (Brunswick)
- DB Terrell Edmunds, 6-1, 180, Danville (Dan River)
- DB Holland Fisher, 6-1, 190, Midlothian (Fork Union)
- QB Andrew Ford, 6-3, 180, Camp Hill, Pa. (Cedar Cliff)
- OL Eric Gallo, 6-2, 275, Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South)
- DB Javon Harrison, 6-2, 190, Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen)
- WR Kendrick Holland, 6-4, 193, Winter Haven, Fla. (Winter Haven)
- DB Cequan Jefferson, 5-11, 175, Richmond (Fork Union)
- ATH Travon McMillian, 6-0, 196, Woodbridge (C.D. Hylton)
- DE Vincent Mihota, 6-4, 240, Fredericksburg (Massaponax)
- OL Billy Ray Mitchell, 6-3, 288, Paramus, N.J. (Paramus Catholic)
- DB Shawn Payne, 6-2, 180, Chesterfield (L.C. Bird)
- OL Colt Pettit, 6-4, 260, Deshler, Ohio (Patrick Henry)
- WR Cameron Phillips, 6-0, 178, Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha Catholic)
- DB C.J. Reavis, 6-0, 199, Chester (Thomas Dale)
- RB D.J. Reid, 6-1, 215, Chester (Fork Union)
- OL Tyrell Smith, 6-5, 250, Ramsey, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep)
- DT Steve Sobczak, 6-1, 285, Fredericksburg (Massaponax)
- CB Greg Stroman, 5-11, 160, Manassas (Stonewall Jackson)
- OT Brady Taylor, 6-5, 275, Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Ready)
- DT Ricky Walker, 6-2, 275, Hampton (Bethel)
- RB Marshawn Williams, 5-11, 200, Hampton (Hampton)