Wide Receiver, Class of 2019
LC Bird High School, Chesterfield, VA
Virginia Tech got good news on Sunday when L.C. Bird (Chesterfield, VA) 2019 wide receiver Jaden Payoute committed to the Hokies. Payoute received his offer from Tech earlier this week at a satellite camp, visited campus over the weekend, and was quick to make his commitment.
— Jaden Payoute 1️⃣ (@JJPayoute_1) June 10, 2018
Payoute was the state champion as a junior in the 100m dash at the 5A level, with a time of 10.67 seconds. He ran for the Tech coaches at the satellite camp this past week, and they were quick to make the offer. He is a fast rising recruit, picking up offers from the Hokies, Pitt, Illinois, Tennessee and Boston College since June 2.
Virginia Tech’s projected starting mike linebacker, Rayshard Ashby, was a high school teammate of Payoute. Zohn Burden was his primary recruiter.
Payoute is Virginia Tech’s eighth verbal of the 2019 recruiting class. He is the fourth prospect from the state of Virginia to commit to the Hokies.