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Virginias top OL commits

The state of Virginia's top offensive lineman committed to his favorite school this past weekend.
"John committed to West Virginia last Friday or Saturday," said Fredericksburg (Va.) Stafford head coach Roger Pierce of offensive tackle John Bradshaw. "He went there for a visit and really liked the campus I imagine. He came back and said he was giving a verbal commitment. He'll have to tell you the rest of the reasons why."
Bradshaw, a 6-foot-5, 295-pounder, led his team to a 9-2 record last season and is regarded as the best offensive lineman in the state.
"Everyone has told me he's No. 1 and I agree," said Pierce. "He had offers from Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke, Northwestern and some others, but he wanted to decide early and really liked West Virginia. It's a verbal commitment so if someone like Notre Dame came along and said they wanted him, I'm not sure what would happen but he seems happy with his choice."
Bradshaw runs the 40-yard dash in 5.2 seconds and squats an impressive 525 pounds.
"He's only 16, so he's still very young," said Pierce. "He has very good footwork for a big kid, the frame to play at 320-330 pounds and his upper body is starting to catch up with his lower body. He'll be a man-sized tackle in college."
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