The athlete from Hampton’s father is Myron Newsome, who played linebacker for the Hokies from 1995-96 and earned second-team All-Big East honors as a senior.
A 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete, the younger Newsome played quarterback and defensive back for the Crabbers last season, earning first-team All-Peninsula District honors at both positoins. He accounted for 2,168 yards (1,141 rushing, 1,027 passing) and 29 touchdowns.
As a junior, he played receiver and running back, catching 15 passes for 462 yards and running 40 times for 287 yards. He had five total touchdowns.
Despite Newsome’s offensive background, Bud Foster said he will likely start at safety or rover.
Why did he pick Virginia Tech?
“It felt like the right thing to do,” he told VirginiaSports.com. “It’s not far from home. It was down to UVa and Tech, and I didn’t want to go to UVa.”
Committed: May 3, 2012
High school coach: Mike Smith
Lead recruiter: Curt Newsome/Bryan Stinespring/Cornell Brown
Also considered: Virginia
Ranking: 247Sports: 3-star, No. 49 cornerback, No. 25 Virginia
Rivals: 3-star, No. 27 Virginia
ESPN: 3-star, No. 120 athlete, No. 32 Virginia
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