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With 60 days left until the Virginia Tech battles Georgia Tech, we turn our attention to one of the numberless Hokies on roster Mr. Marcus Mapp. Mapp is another walk-on that “fights the good fight” and continues to battle in practice. He’s still young as he’s only a redshirt freshman but he’s shown some flashes of ability so far in practice. Still, it’s a little early to predict how he’ll develop over the next few years but he’s certainly a name to remember if he can continue to improve into his senior season.
Weight: 297 lbs
Position: Left Tackle
High School: Nandua High School
How Did He Get Here?
Being from Painter, Virginia it’s not hard to see why Mapp didn’t garner many offers. I actually had to Google Map it to figure out where that’s located. My Google search didn’t turn up much in regards to his high school career though so I don’t have much to add here. He did win the district title in shot put, men’s tennis, and played basketball as well. Busy guy!
2011 Season Rewind
Marcus redshirted last season.
I really like Mapp as a prospect and I’m intrigued to see how he develops over the next few years. He’s a solid 6’4” with long arms and a good frame. Where he needs to improve is in the weight room though. He’s naturally strong but he needs to continue to work on improving his lifts before he can be trusted to block a half-man, half-beast defensive end for Alabama.
If there’s one walk-on that can make an impact during his stay here at Virginia Tech it’s Mapp. He has a good frame and he has good potential. According to a message board post on Sports Hoopla, he’s a guy that did run a 4.7 40 at one point in high school. Plus, he did play some defensive end at Nandua as well. So, he has the ability he just needs to continue to work hard in the weight room and wait for an opportunity to present itself.
Completely Made Up Fact
When one of his friends asks him if he wants to go to Taco Bell instead of Moes, Marcus is like...
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