PRINCETON — Shawn Payne
DB 6' 3" 176 L.C. Bird Chesterfield, Va.
RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 35 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 110 safety in the country and the No. 40 player in his state by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 147 “athlete” in the country, the No. 205 player in his region and the No. 40 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 6/24/2013 … Helped lead his team to a state title as a senior … Caught 22 passes for 331 yards and four touchdowns his final season … Recruited by Shane Beamer.
PERSONAL: Born June 17, 1996, in Killeen, TX (Fort Hood) … Son of Christy Brown, who used to serve in the military … Has a younger brother and sister … Contemplated majors are sports medicine or business.
OL 6' 4" 260 Patrick Henry Deshler, Ohio
RANKINGS: Listed as the 60 prospect in Ohio by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 38 offensive guard in the country and the No. 32 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 84 offensive guard in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 25 offensive guard in the country, the No. 58 player in his region and the No. 17 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/10/2013 … A first-team Associated Press Division VI All-Ohio team selection at defensive tackle as a senior … The Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the state his senior season … A first-team Division V all-Ohio selection as an offensive lineman as a junior … Recruited by Stacy Searels.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 19, 1996, in Hamilton, OH … Son of Gregg and Fawn Pettit … Has an older brother and has an older sister … Contemplated major is business.
WR 6' 1" 185 DeMatha Laurel, Md.
THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/31/2013 … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection... first-team all-state selection who was named the state’s offensive player of the year by the media … A Maryland Consensus All-State selection … Named the Prince George Gazette’s Player of the Year … An All-Met first-team selection by The Washington Post … Caught 68 passes for 1,233 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior and 34 passes for 632 yars and eight touchdowns as a junior … Recruited by Aaron Moorehead.
PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 16, 1995, in Charlotte, NC … Son of Raymond Phillips and Toeleesar Nicholson … Has two older sisters, a younger sister, and an older brother … Contemplated major is business.