Prince Scores Offers From VT, UVa

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It has been a productive five days for Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) junior David Prince . The Patriots starting quarterback received an offer from Virginia Tech last Friday, and today he added an offer from the University of Virginia.

“It feels great,” Prince said of receiving the scholarship offers. “It gives me something to look forward to.”

Of his first offer, Prince said: “I was really surprised. I really wasn’t looking for that to come. I talked to Coach [Cornell] Brown. He told me I am doing a good job and to keep it up. That’s when he said they were offering.”

Prince likes the Hokies and the Cavaliers at this point in the recruiting process. He’ll be in Blacksburg this weekend for the Miami/Virginia Tech game, and a trip to Charlottesville for a game is likely to take place later this fall.

“I don’t think I really have a preference between UVa or Tech. I like them both right now,” he said.

He looks forward to this Saturday and taking in his first ever game at Virginia Tech. Prince has not yet taken in a game at UVa, either.

“I’ve never been to a Tech game. People say it’s crazy, so I plan on experiencing a lot,” Prince said.

Prince first started playing quarterback last season as a sophomore. Through five games in 2011, he has completed 40 of 69 passes for 637 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 423 yards and three scores, averaging almost eight yards per carry for the Patriots.

“He is 6’0″, 175 pounds, and he has got really good speed,” Patrick Henry head coach Alan Fiddler said of Prince. “His biggest assets are his speed and quickness. 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.”

Virginia Tech offered Prince as an athlete while Virginia is recruiting him as a slot receiver.

“From what everybody is saying, slot receiver and possibly defensive back. Mainly, coaches like him for the offensive side of the ball,” Fiddler said. “Most guys are recruiting him as a receiver.”

As a quarterback, Prince “makes good decisions. He’s a pretty smart kid,” Fiddler said. “He does