David Prince Talks Football, 2013 Class

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With two regular season games remaining, David Prince has helped Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) to a 6-2 overall record.  Achieving a playoff berth, something the program hasn’t done in a while, is very much a possibility.

David Prince (photo courtesy of Bryant Altizer Photography)

“Our coach said before the last game that if we win out we’ll be in,” said Prince, a 6’1″, 175-pound athlete.  The Virginia Tech commit is the Patriots’ starting quarterback but will likely play wide receiver on the next level.

Patrick Henry is preparing for this Friday’s match-up against Franklin County, a team that has given the Patriots fits in recent years.  In fact, over the past three seasons, Franklin County has scored 104 points to Patrick Henry’s zero.

“I don’t think they are as good as they have been in past years, but we have not scored on them in the past three years,” Prince said of Franklin County.  “This game means a lot to us.”

Prince’s game appears to be improving as the season goes on.  In a win over Patriot in week five, the speedy athlete completed 6-of-6 passes for 119 yards and had seven carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns.  He rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns in a close loss to George Washington (Danville) in week six, and this past week he had 74 yards passing and 65 yards rushing in a 29-7 win over Halifax County.

“I feel like I’m doing pretty good,” Prince said.  “You can always do better, but I think I’m doing pretty good.  Other people on our team have stepped up this year.  Our running back (senior Xavier Whorley) has really stepped up.  He went over 1,000 yards rushing this past week.”

As alluded to earlier, Prince believes he will play wide receiver at Virginia Tech.  Certainly, transitioning from primarily