Karafa Adds Offers, Eyes Summer Visits

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For good reason, recruiting has not been a main priority in recent weeks for Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) rising senior tight end/linebacker prospect Tanner Karafa.


“I really haven’t given it much thought,” Karafa said of recruiting. “My focus has been on school, the SAT in May… just working hard in school and playing baseball. I’ll probably start [focusing on recruiting] again in June. I’ve gotten a few more offers. I just need to take visits to schools I don’t know much about. After I do, hopefully I’ll be ready to make my decision.”

Stone Bridge varsity baseball just captured a region championship and will now face off against Hickory this Friday in a 5A state semifinal. Karafa is an accomplished baseball player, but his future is in football, where he now boasts four major FBS scholarship offers.

Virginia Tech was the first school to offer a scholarship to the Stone Bridge standout, who has since added Virginia, Boston College and Kentucky. The 6’3”, 240-pound prospect is also receiving interest from Ivy League schools. Karafa says he may attend “two or three” one-day camps this summer, mentioning UNC and Penn State as possible destinations. In terms of unofficial visits, he has been to Virginia Tech and Virginia so far and plans to check out Boston College and Kentucky this summer.

When we last spoke, Karafa was very positive regarding a February Junior Day experience in Blacksburg.

“I really enjoyed the visit to Virginia Tech. That’s the school I’m favoring in-state right now,” Karafa