Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia Tech signees and bios

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PRINCETON — Raymon Minor

LB 6' 3" 215 Benedictine Ashland, Va.

ANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 13 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 20 “athlete” in the nation and the No. 10 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 29 “athlete” in the country and the No. 12 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 100 overall player in the country and the No. 7 outside linebacker by Scout … Ranked as the No. 100 “athlete” in the country, the No. 138 player in his region and the No. 36 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 2/5/2014 … A first-team all-state linebacker by the VISAA … A second-team All-Metro selection by The Richmond Times-Dispatch as a linebacker following his senior season … Had 54 total tackles, including 11 for loss and a sack, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble … Had 28 catches for 570 yards and five TDs … As a junior, had 31 catches for 571 yards … Before reclassifying at Benedictine, attended Patrick Henry for three years … During his final year at Patrick Henry, had 21 catches for 203 yards and 11 total touchdowns … Also played basketball … Is one of three males in Patrick Henry history to score 1,000 points or more … Recruited by Shane Beamer

Billy Ray Mitchell

OL 6' 4" 280 Paramus Catholic Westwood, N.J.

RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 35 offensive guard in the country and the No. 17 player in his state by 247Sports … Rated as the No. 34 player in the state of New Jersey by Rivals … Listed as the No. 66 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 52 offensive guard in the country, the No. 139 player in his region and the No. 28 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/2/2013 … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection … A 2013 All-New Jersey first-team selection … Helped team roll up 4,258 yards of total offense en route to a second straight Non-Public, Group 4 state title … A three-year starter … Recruited by Stacy Searels.

PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1996, in Bergen County, N.J. … Son of Russell and Diane Mitchell … His dad played football at Ole Miss in the early 1980s … Has a younger brother … Contemplated major is communications or business.

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