According to multiple reports, including the Roanoke Times and the Virginian-Pilot, Hermitage (Richmond, VA) rising senior stars Theron Norman and Duan Perez-Means have verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Norman, a 6-3, 185-pound wide receiver/safety recruit, and Perez-Means, a versatile 6-4, 220-pound athlete who is being recruited by Tech to play defensive end, give Virginia Tech 11 verbal commitments for the 2009 recruiting class.
A top performer on both sides of the ball, Norman hauled in 30 catches for 438 yards at wide receiver last season as a junior. He is also a two-year starter at free safety for the Panthers, who captured the Group AAA Central Region championship last season. Norman received written offers from Connecticut, Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Perez-Means also is a standout on offense and defense, but defensive end appears to be his future at Virginia Tech. In addition to Virginia Tech, he had also been offered by East Carolina, Maryland, Syracuse, Virginia and West Virginia.
Stay tuned for more on this story later today. Neither player could be reached for comment last night, and Hermitage head coach Patrick Kane could not confirm the commitments.