6-1, 190-pound Nubian Peak expects to arrive in Blacksburg in early July, along with a number of others from Tech’s 2009 football recruiting class. The Pulaski County (Dublin, VA) senior, a standout running back for the Cougars, took some time to discuss his upcoming freshman year at Virginia Tech, among other things.
A prospect with blazing speed, Peak sprinted the 40 in under 4.3 seconds at Tech’s camp last spring. He followed up a successful junior season by rushing for 1,436 yards on 182 carries and scoring 22 touchdowns as a senior, helping Pulaski to an undefeated regular season and a 12-1 overall record. A good athlete, he averaged 18 points per game in helping the Pulaski varsity basketball squad to regional playoff appearance.
Quick take with Nubian Peak
TSL: With only months to go before you graduate high school and enroll at Virginia Tech, what is your mindset? Are you anxious to get to college or are you just soaking in your remaining days of high school?
Nubian Peak : “A little bit of both. I’m really enjoying everything.”
TSL: Did you receive a workout plan from Virginia Tech? How have you been preparing for your freshman season
Nubian Peak : “They sent all the recruits a workout. The good thing about what we’ve been doing at Pulaski is that it’s similar to a college program. For three or four years, I’ve been doing workouts similar to what they do at Tech. Pulaski has the best weight training program in the state. So, really, I’ve probably just been more focused on running than anything else.”
TSL: Reflect on your senior season. How gratifying was it to finish out your high school career with such a good season?
Nubian Peak : “As a team, with what we went through the past four years, the...
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