RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 57 “athlete” in the country and the No. 17 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 141 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 31 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 26 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 33 “athlete” in the country and the No. 20 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 51 cornerback in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 25 “athlete” in the country, the No. 31 player in his region and the No. 9 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.
THE VITALS: Pronounced SEE-kwahn … Committed to the Hokies on February 18, 2012 … A member of the ESPN300, ranked 229th … Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl … A second-team All-Metro selection at defensive back by The Richmond Times-Dispatch … A first-team All-Capital District selection as both a defensive back and wide receiver … A first-team All-Central Region selection by Virginia Preps … Caught 25 passes for 653 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver his senior season … Finished with 35 tackles, including three for a loss, five pass breakups and two interceptions as a senior … Combined for eight interceptions his sophomore and junior seasons … Caught 25 passes for 664 yards and six touchdowns as a receiver his junior season … Recruited by Shane Beamer.
PERSONAL: Born 10/28/93 in Richmond, VA … Son of Larry Owens and Katherine Jefferson … Has four younger brothers and three younger sisters … Contemplated major is management.
WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “Nobody showed interest in me but Virginia Tech. I like the coaches there and the players, and it’s a good academic school. It’s close to home. No one else was giving me any feedback, so I chose Tech.”