Catching Up With Parker Osterloh

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A Virginia Tech scholarship offer wasn’t on the line for Parker Osterloh at this past Saturday’s one-day camp, but that didn’t stop the Warhill (Williamsburg, VA) offensive tackle from participating, just as he did at Tech’s previous one-day camp on June 3rd.

Parker Osterloh

“There is great competition, and I feel like I improved between the two camps.  Improving my times.  My weight is up.  And I finally reached 6’8″, so that’s kind of a milestone for me,” said the 280-pound Osterloh, who accepted the Hokies’ scholarship offer on April 21.  “It was a real positive experience at both camps.”

Virginia Tech now has three offensive line recruits in its 2013 class, and all three were in Blacksburg on Saturday.  There was Ponte Vedra (FL) standout Kyle Chung, who committed Saturday morning but didn’t participate in the camp.  Also there was Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) star Braxton Pfaff, who committed to Tech the same day as Osterloh.  Pfaff worked at offensive guard, which is his likely position at Tech.

“I’ve talked to him a couple times.  I’ve never actually worked out with him, but it’s good to start working out with him,” Osterloh said of Pfaff.

The fact that Osterloh participated in these camps is a testament to his desire to get better.  Another benefit is the added exposure to the Tech coaching staff.

“I haven’t really gotten a chance to see Coach Newsome in practice, but I’ve talked to the players and they’ve said he’s a great coach who knows what he’s talking about.  He explains why you did something wrong if you miss a block,” Osterloh said.  “Coach Beamer’s just an excellent coach.  The whole coaching staff is the top of the top.  [Graduate Assistant coach Jimmy] Martin has actually been giving me a lot