Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) athlete David Prince verbally committed to Virginia Tech this morning, becoming the fourth prospect in the 2013 class to pledge to the Hokies. Prince, a 6’1″, 175-pound prospect with potential as a wide receiver or defensive back, chose Tech over offers from East Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. He made several trips each to Virginia Tech and UVa before arriving at his decision.
Prince kept the public informed of his decision via Twitter. On Monday, March 13, speaking of his college choice he wrote: “I know what it is I want to do, soon everyone else will too.”
This morning, around 9:15, he had a simple message: “#VT”
Finally, at 10:50 a.m., he wrote: “Just got off the phone. It’s official!”
As Patrick Henry’s starting quarterback, Prince threw for 1,000 yards and rushed for 600 more last season. Although Virginia Tech has mentioned playing the talented athlete on either side of the ball, slot receiver has been the most discussed position among college coaches according to Patrick Henry head coach Alan Fiddler.
“I think he would do well [at slot receiver],” Fiddler said in a previous interview. “He has good quickness. He has a really good burst. He can hit his top speed really quickly. He has the ability to score any time he touches the ball.”
Last season was Fiddler’s first as Patriots head coach. He comes from a college background, having been the head coach at Glenville State for seven years before arriving at Patrick Henry. The former college coach sees athleticism and toughness in Prince, who is another quality in-state pick-up for Tech in the class of 2013.
“His biggest assets are his speed and quickness,” Fiddler said of Prince last Fall. “He’s a tough kid. He’s not afraid to stick his nose in there and get physical, but he has really improved his throwing. He’s a good passer as well as runner.”
Stay tuned to TSL for more on this latest recruiting development. In the meantime, be sure to check out Prince’s TSL profile (click on David Prince ). There, you can see video highlights of Tech’s newest recruit.