Nov 17, 2012; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer reacts on the side line during the second quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Hokies Land Brady Taylor

After naming his Top Five earlier this month, 2014 offensive tackle Brady Taylor decided on Monday to give the Virginia Tech Hokies his verbal commitment.

Nov 17, 2012; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Frank Beamer on the sideline during the second quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The other teams from Taylor’s Top Five that did not earn his commitment were the Ohio State Buckeyes, Kentucky Wildcats, Pittsburgh Panthers, and West Virginia Mountaineers.

It might come as a surprise to some that Brady Taylor choose to play for Frank Beamer and Virginia Tech. This is because the recruiting experts thought he’d commit to Kentucky. Just one out of the ten experts on the 247Sports Crystal Ball picked the Hokies to gain his commitment.

The Columbus, OH native is a solid pickup for the Hokies at the offensive tackle position. He has pretty good size and a great frame that he mixes well with his overall athleticism. He also is an amazing run blocker and packs a punch off the line of scrimmage.

The only aspect of Taylor’s game that will need development at the next level will be his pass blocking ability.

Taylor’s commitment is No. 18 overall for the Hokies and moves their class to 16th overall in the 247 Sports class rankings. Virginia Tech’s class also ranks 28th in the nation, according to Rivals.com.

The three-star recruit is currently ranked 20th in the state of Ohio and 36th among offensive tackles by 247Sports.

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