Pulaski County (Dublin, VA) linebacker Tahrick Peak attended Virginia Tech’s camp on Saturday. Having earned and accepted an offer from Virginia Tech already, the 6-2, 205-pound rising senior simply enjoyed the day alongside his brother Nubian, who will be a freshman wide receiver for the Hokies this upcoming season.
“I didn’t have to go into the camp and perform. I could just sit back and watch and see everything that is going on,” Peak said of Saturday’s experience. “I talked to Jake [Johnson] and he gave me a few tips on what to look for and what to work on before I get here.”
Peak reflected on the commitment he gave Virginia Tech last month.
“It was a very easy decision,” Peak said. “Tech’s top in the ACC right now, tops in the country I should say. I like the defense. The defense is top 10 in the nation every year. We just got Zack McCray, actually. It’s a good location. A lot of family members can come see us. It’s just great.”
Earning an offer from Virginia Tech no doubt is special for Tahrick, but having the opportunity to play alongside Nubian makes the situation all the more attractive.
“It means a lot. We’ve been playing together since little league, from middle school to high school. By the grace of God we get to carry it over to college. You don’t see that everyday,” Peak said. “That’s good.”
As a junior last season, Tahrick racked up 127 tackles including 64 solo efforts during the regular season. Peak, who helped Pulaski to an undefeated regular season record and a region championship in 2008, will be one of the leaders this upcoming season. With his brother off to college, will the younger Peak see more action on the offensive side of the ball for the Cougars next season?
“I’m just focusing on defense right now and getting the tackles. A tackle is like a touchdown,” Peak said with a laugh.
One of nine commitments in Tech’s 2009 class, Peak is currently the only linebacker commitment. He said Tech’s coaches envision him playing an inside linebacker position.
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