Virginia Tech assistant Jeff Grimes has been hired as the offensive line coach at LSU, confirmed Chris Patridge, the high school coach of a Tech committed recruit.

“(Grimes) or someone from the school called today to tell (the commit),” said Patridge, coach at Paramus Catholic High in New Jersey and the coach of Billy Ray Mitchell, an offensive lineman who has committed to Virginia Tech.

Grimes has been linked to the job for several days and emerged Tuesday as the leading candidate to replace Greg Studrawa, who “left” the school after seven seasons, the university said. Coachingsearch.com reported Wednesday that Grimes was offered the job.