Christian Darrisaw

OT Christian Darrisaw discusses his commitment to Virginia Tech

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw was offered by Virginia Tech last week, and Tuesday he committed to the Hokies.

Virginia Tech offered offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw a few days ago, and it did not take long for the rising offensive lineman from Upper Marlboro (Md.) Riverdale Baptist to make his decision.

The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Darrisaw had a strong senior season and the Hokies liked his upside, and now he is part of the 2017 class. He visited campus unofficially for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech, thought about it for a few days, and made his decision.

"The atmosphere when I was on campus was just amazing," he said. "I knew it was the right fit for me. I just love how the offense is up-tempo and they do a lot of running and passing."

Darrisaw held several offers from FCS schools, but his development as a senior at Riverdale Baptist led the Hokies to push hard for him.

He can play offensive tackle or guard, which gives him position flexibility for the Hokies. Darrisaw also likes what he sees from offensive line coach Vince Vice.

"The offensive line is amazing," Darrisaw said. "(Vice) really is a great coach and he is doing a great job with the offensive line now."

This is the second time the Hokies moved into Maryland to land an offensive lineman in the class. 

Potomac (Md.) Bullis offensive guard prospect Aiden Brown committed to the Hokies in late July, and Darrisaw quickly learned what Brown liked so much about the school, the campus, the coaching staff and the players in the program.

"It just felt like home," Darrisaw said. "I love what going on there, and I want to be a part of it."

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