Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia Tech signees and bios

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PRINCETON — Melvin Keihn

LB 6’2” Dan River Danville, Va.

RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 226 overall prospect in the country, the No. 16 outside linebacker in the nation and the No. 4 prospect in Maryland by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 20 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 9 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 55 outside linebacker in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 53 outside linebacker in the country, the No. 77 player in his region and the No. 12 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 12/24/2013 … An Under Armour All-America Game selection … Named to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team his junior and senior seasons … A two-time consensus all-state selection … Had 85 tackles, including 16 for loss and nine sacks, and two forced fumbles as a senior … Recruited by Aaron Moorehead.

PERSONAL: Born June 21, 1995, in Monrovia, Liberia … Son of Bainda and Satta Keihn … Father lives in the States, but his mother still lives in Liberia … Left Liberia when he was 8 years old and hasn’t been back … Has two younger brothers and a younger sister in the States … Contemplated major is mechanical engineering.

Shai McKenzie

RB 5' 11" 215 Washington Washington, Pa.

OF NOTE: Enrolled in January after graduating from high school early.

RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 24 running back in the nation and the No. 9 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 245 player in the country, the No. 16 running back in the country and the No. 3 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 170 player in the country and the No. 18 running back in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 52 running back in the country, the No. 57 player in his region and the No. 9 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 12/20/2013 … Participated in Nike’s The Opening … Missed most of his senior season after tearing his right ACL in a Sept. 13 game at Charleroi … On just 36 carries, rushed for 650 yards and 11 touchdowns … Led the WPIAL in rushing with 2,689 yards as a junior … Finished his career with 4,856 rushing yards … Recruited by Scot Loeffler.

PERSONAL: Shai Avian McKenzie … Born 9/19/95 in Washington, PA … Son of Sean McKenzie and Misty Nolder … Has four siblings: Darnel, Sean, Sheniah and Gabby … Contemplated major is sport management.

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