Hokies Add Legacy Recruit

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Multiple outlets report and TSL sources confirm that Hampton (VA) junior Deon Newsome has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.  Newsome, son of former Hokies standout Myron Newsome , picked the Hokies over an offer from Virginia and interest from Duke.

Deon Newsome (Photo courtesy of Andy Hilton/Recruit757.com)

Newsome has been a jack-of-all-trades performer in his three years on Hampton High School’s varsity football squad.  Quarterback, wide receiver, safety and hybrid linebacker (Rover-type position) are the positions he has played, in addition to his duties on special teams.  As a junior this past season, Newsome was named second-team all-state punt returner by the VHSCA.  Look for him to get a look at punt returner at Virginia Tech, but whether he’ll play wide receiver or in the defensive backfield is up in the air.  The 5’11”, 175-pound Newsome hauled in 15 receptions for 462 yards and three touchdowns in 2011.

Newsome’s decision comes as no surprise, as he has been a Tech lean for several months now.  Virginia Tech had exactly what he was looking for, especially on the academic front.

“I want to go into construction and building houses, and Virginia Tech has the exact major I want,” Newsome told TSL in an article on March 8.  “It would be kind of crazy to go somewhere that doesn’t have what you want to major in.”

Virginia Tech now boasts 11 commitments in its 2013 recruiting class.  Ten of the 11 commits hail from the state of Virginia, with Statesville (N.C.) quarterback Carlis Parker being the only exception.

Stay tuned to TSL for more on Newsome’s commitment.

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  1. Its nice to hear someone talking about their major as well. Maybe a little more of a long-term planner.

    1. Great point roperry,

      be very surprised we see any knucklehead factor from this young man.

  2. Wow, Myron Newsome’s son…. Holy cow, now I feel really old. I watched Myron play right around the time I graduated.

    Welcome to the Hokie family Deon. Enjoy the best 4-5 years of your life!

    1. EXACTLY what I was thinkin’ (the feeling old part) And well… the other part too!

  3. Does this make 4 commitments for 2013 from the 757 area for the Hokies to 1 for UVa?

    I know it’s early, but since UVa is making the statements about “owning the 757”, it may be appropriate to point this out to the wine and cheese crowd.

    I mean, they keep bringing it up.

    1. Yeah, but while it’s your intent to point out to the Whine and Cheese crowd that VT has more than UVA from the 757, all our own chicken little crowd will see, is that UVA has 1. OMG say it ain’t so! lol

  4. If he plays like his father he will be a good one! I loved watching his father play; quick and ferocious like the Honey Badger; Honey Badger don’t give a S***!!

      1. Except for his first game….but I think that bad first game inspired him and likely made him even better.

        1. I vaguely recall that, but can’t remember who his first game was against, and outcome?

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