Virginia Tech’s recent recruiting roll continued today, when Coach Frank Beamer and company picked up a pledge from Pulaski County (Dublin, VA) star linebacker Tahrick Peak . The 6-3, 205-pound Peak becomes the fourth rising high school senior to commit to Tech’s 2010 recruiting class. He is the third prospect to commit to Tech within the past two weeks.
Peak chose Virginia Tech over an offer from Marshall and heavy interest from the University of Virginia.
“He committed this morning,” Pulaski head coach Jack Turner said. “I’m sure more schools would’ve offered, but Virginia Tech is such a natural fit for him. His family is only 20 minutes away. His brother is going there. His family has been Tech followers for years.”
Peak turned in an excellent junior season, amassing 127 total tackles (64 solo and seven tackles for loss) during the regular season. He was an important part of a Cougars defense that surrendered an average of around 10 points per game. Pulaski finished the regular season undefeated at 10-0 and went on to capture a region championship.
Last season was Peak’s first as a starter on the varsity level.
“He is long,” Turner said of Peak, who started at middle linebacker for the Cougars. “He is 6-3 and he has got long arms, so they could put a lot of weight on him. He has good speed and good instincts. There is a lot of upside to him.”
Tahrick will join his brother, Nubian, at Virginia Tech. Nubian, a wide receiver/athlete prospect that starred at running back for Pulaski each of the past two seasons, signed with the Hokies in the 2009 class.
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