Future Hokie Leads West All-Stars to Win in VHSCA All-Star Game

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Several Virginia Tech signees got to know each other a little better this
past Friday night in the VHSCA All-Star Game that was played in Hampton. In a
game that was limited offensively thanks to outstanding defense and wet weather,
one Hokie signee made the game-deciding play.

Derrick
McCoy
‘s 18-yard touchdown reception near the corner of the end zone was the
only score of the team, giving the West a 7-0 upset victory over the talent
laden East squad. McCoy also blocked a punt that was negated by a penalty flag
for an illegal blitz, a common rule for All-Star games such as these.

McCoy
is an athlete from Amherst County High School. His 6-4, 235-pound frame was
certainly a good target at wide receiver for the West on Friday night. However,
he was recruited to play defense at Tech, and should he eventually qualify for
the Hokies, defensive end is the likely position. As of now, McCoy has not
qualified academically and his future with the Hokies remains in doubt.

According to the Roanoke Times, Blacksburg High School’s Cody Violette is
also heading to Virginia Tech. He kicked the extra point following McCoy’s
touchdown.

Austin
Fuller
‘s future is not in doubt, as he is already enrolled and taking
classes at Virginia Tech. That didn’t stop him from playing in the All-Star
Game, where he made two catches for 42 yards. Listed at 6-2, 205 right now,
Fuller is a linebacker on Tech’s most recent roster, and will likely begin his
Tech career at whip. He also made three tackles defensively on Friday.

Three Tech signees suited up for the East squad. Quarterback Joseph
"Ju-Ju" Clayton
got the start at quarterback. He made a big play
to start the game, hitting wide receiver Reid Evans for a 40 yard gain on the
first play of the game. However, splitting time with other quarterbacks, Clayton
finished just 2-of-9 for 39 yards.

Clayton got to work with wide receiver D.J.
Coles
all week in practice leading up to the game. The two will team up at
Virginia Tech in the coming years. Coles will prep this year, with the goal of
enrolling at Tech in January of 2009. It appears that Clayton will gray shirt,
meaning he won’t arrive at Tech until January of 2009.

Offensive lineman Vinston
Painter
, the #1 prospect in the state this past year, also played for the
East team.

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