The 6-foot-2, 180-pound rising senior from Chesterfield played a big part in L.C. Bird’s Group AAA, Division 6 state title run last year.
He is not ranked by the recruiting services and had only one other offer from Charlotte, according to 247 Sports. But he impressed Virginia Tech coaches at a summer camp earlier this month and earned a scholarship offer. He’s being recruited as a cornerback but could be a wide receiver in college.
Shane Beamer was Payne’s primary recruiter, although defensive backs coach Torrian Gray showed a strong interest in him.
Commitments are non-binding until National Signing Day next February.
Here is an updated commitment list for the Hokies in 2014:
- WR Jaylen Bradshaw, 6-0, 175, Chesapeake (Oscar Smith)
- TE Xavier Burke, 6-3, 247, Lawrenceville (Brunswick)
- DB Terrell Edmunds, 6-1, 180, Danville (Dan River)
- QB Andrew Ford, 6-3, 180, Camp Hill, Pa. (Cedar Cliff)
- OL Eric Gallo, 6-2, 275, Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South)
- DB Javon Harrison, 6-2, 190, Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen)
- ATH Travon McMillian, 6-0, 196, Woodbridge (C.D. Hylton)
- DB Shawn Payne, 6-2, 180, Chesterfield (L.C. Bird)
- DB C.J. Reavis, 6-0, 199, Chester (Thomas Dale)
- DE Vincent Mihota, 6-4, 240, Fredericksburg (Massaponax)
- RB Marshawn Williams, 5-11, 200, Hampton (Hampton)