More On VT’s Latest Commits

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Virginia Tech doubled its 2013 recruiting tally last week, securing pledges from a pair of in-state standouts:  North Stafford (Stafford, VA) safety Anthony Shegog and Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) wide receiver/athlete David Prince .

Prince is Tech’s fourth commitment in the class of 2013, but he was the first ever recruit for Cornell Brown as an assistant for the Hokies.

“I think he was happy,” Prince said of Brown’s reaction to scoring his first recruit as a Virginia Tech coach.  “He was also happy because it was his birthday.”

Brown took a family-oriented approach to recruiting the Patrick Henry junior.

“Coach Brown, he’s a really, really nice guy,” Prince said.  “He has done a great job recruiting me.  He’s always polite and well spoken.  Whenever we go down there, he wants to talk to me and talk to my mom.  I like that.  They’ll talk for an hour, and he’s telling her things about the schools and things like that.”

The 6’1″, 175-pound Prince earned offers from Virginia and Virginia Tech last fall.  He would attend games at each school, and then he made unofficial visits to each this year.  Prince attended Virginia Tech’s February 18 Junior Day (all four of Tech’s 2013 commits attended this event) and was in Charlottesville on March 1.

David Prince (photo courtesy of Bryant Altizer Photography)

Prince didn’t claim a clear favorite before he committed, but he admits now that one school did have the edge throughout.

“I didn’t let on, but I’ve always been Tech-lenient,” Prince said.  “About two weeks ago, after I finished visiting UVa the last time, I just knew Tech was the place for me.  I knew what I wanted to do.  I just wanted to let everybody else know.”

He continued: