RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 28 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 509 overall player in the country by PrepStar … Rated the No. 29 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 24 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 50 cornerback in the country and the No. 25 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 114 wide receiver in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 120 “athlete” in the country, the No. 130 player in his region and the No. 32 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on May 3, 2012 … A first-team All-Eastern Region selection at defensive back and second-team at quarterback … A first-team All-Peninsula District selection at both quarterback and defensive back … Named to the Daily Press All-Star Squad as a first-team quarterback after accounting for 2,168 yards (1,141 rushing, 1,027 passing) and 29 touchdowns … First-team All-757 … Caught 15 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver his junior year … Also played running back and carried the ball 40 times for 287 yards and two touchdowns his junior season … Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.

PERSONAL: Born 2/5/95 in Newport News, VA … Son of Myron Newsome and Aisha Rogers … Has two younger brothers and also has two stepsisters and a stepbrother … Contemplated majors are engineering or building construction.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It felt like the right thing to do. It’s not far from home. It was down to UVa and Tech, and I didn’t want to go to UVa.”

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