As expected, Riverbend (Fredericksburg, VA) offensive tackle Adam Taraschke verbally committed to Virginia Tech today while on an unofficial visit with family. The 6’6″, 265-pound standout becomes the third offensive line prospect in Tech’s 2012 class, which consists of 23 prospects in total.
Taraschke earned an offer from the Hokies several days after the July 9 one-day camp, in which the promising prospect says he was practically flawless in one-on-ones. He also had offers from Ohio and Old Dominion before today’s decision.
“The one-on-ones, they were the best set of one-on-ones I’ve ever done,” Taraschke said in an interview earlier this week. “I’d say I won about every one-on-one battle I did.”
Riverbend head coach Todd Campbell, who confirmed Taraschke’s commitment to Virginia Tech, believes his player has excellent upside.
“Adam’s best ball is still ahead of him,” said Campbell. “He’s still learning and getting better.
“For his size he moves real well. He has super feet. He hasn’t missed a snap. So, he’s durable.”
Taraschke will be a 3-year starter on the varsity level. He manned the right offensive tackle spot each of the past two seasons, and has not missed one snap during that time period. He may move to left tackle this season, though nothing is for certain. Virginia Tech worked Taraschke out exclusively at tackle at the July 9 camp.
Taraschke is the second offensive line recruit Tech has picked up this week. Blessed Sacrament Huguenot (Powhatan, VA) offensive tackle Augie Conte committed to Tech over Virginia earlier this week, while Pennsylvania prep prospect Jack Willenbrock committed earlier this spring.