Virginia Tech Gains Commitment No. 3

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Virginia Tech has scored its third commitment in the class of the 2013.  Anthony Shegog , a 6’2″, 200-pound safety prospect out of North Stafford High School (Stafford, VA), chose the Hokies this afternoon over offers from East Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Shegog attended Virginia Tech’s February 18 junior day, which is when he received the offer from head coach Frank Beamer.  He said he was “speechless” when told the good news.  Less than a month later, he has accepted Tech’s offer.

Anthony Shegog

“He has verbally committed and it is official,” Wolverines head coach Joe Mangano wrote in an e-mail this afternoon.  Mangano reported this morning that Shegog had made his decision and would be committing to Virginia Tech in the afternoon.  “He has spoken to Coach Foster, Beamer and Gray.”

Shegog, one of the top safeties on Virginia Tech’s board according to Mangano, earned first-team all-district and first-team all-Northwest Region honors at safety this past season.  He was named second-team all-district at wide receiver as well.  Positions the versatile prospect played in 2011 included wide receiver, running back, safety, cornerback, linebacker, rush end, kick returner and punt returner.

“On defense, he is everywhere. When we game-plan, wherever the other team goes most, that’s where we put Anthony. If a team always runs to the tight end, we’ll put Anthony there. If they run to the wide side, we’ll put him there. If they have a big receiver, we’ll put Anthony on him,” Mangano said in an interview in February of 2012.  “College coaches talk a lot about Anthony’s versatility. The ECU coach noted that Anthony has to have a high football IQ to play that many positions.”

A solid student, Shegog carries a 3.0 GPA.  He already has qualifying SAT according to