Warhill (Williamsburg, VA) offensive tackle prospect Parker Osterloh does not want to take his decision all the way to Signing Day, saying he may be ready to commit within the next month or two. The 6’7″, 260-pound junior has offers from JMU, Virginia and Virginia Tech, and he is fresh off of visits to Blacksburg and Charlottesville.
Osterloh first attended Virginia Tech’s junior day on February 18.
“It was crazy there,” Osterloh said when asked about the experience at Virginia Tech. “It’s a huge school, football-wise. They have been a top program for a long time, and to get an offer from them is really flattering.”
The visit to UVa took place this past Saturday, when the Cavaliers hosted their second junior day in as many weeks.
“I already knew that, academically, UVa has high standards,” Osterloh said, discussing his experience in Charlottesville on February 25. “So does Tech. Coach London is working hard, and the whole staff has bought into his system. His saying is, ‘iron sharpens iron.’ He talks about faith, family, and football. I feel the whole staff there believes in that.”
For the most part, Osterloh says, the junior days at Virginia and Virginia Tech were similar. He did note a few differences, though.
“One thing that happened at Virginia Tech was we got to try on jerseys,” Osterloh said. “At UVa, [the recruits in attendance] were walking into the basketball game and we walked through the students section. All the students in the student section were cheering for us.”
Osterloh has only lived in the state of Virginia for five years, but he has had a good experience and could definitely attend college in the Commonwealth. He stayed away from naming a favorite between the Cavaliers and Hokies, adding that JMU still remains a possibility. This Spring, he plans on attending a junior day at JMU and the Spring Games at Tech and UVa.
“Both coaching staffs I feel very comfortable with,” Osterloh said, comparing Tech and UVa. “Tech is already a nationally recognized program. The job Coach London is doing at Virginia is great. He has been doing big things in just the couple of years he has been there.”
What is the most important factor when it comes down to decision time?
“For me, academics is most important,” Osterloh said....
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