RANKINGS: Rated the No. 16 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked as the No. 18 player in Virginia in SuperPrep’s preseason issue … Ranked as the No. 68 safety in the country and the No. 31 player in his state by 247Sports … Ranked as the No. 46 “athlete” in the country, the No. 55 player in his region and the No. 17 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Listed as the No. 62 safety in the country by Scout.

THE VITALS: Pronounced shih-GOG … Committed to the Hokies on March 13, 2012 … A first-team Group AAA all-state selection by Virginia Preps … Named the All-Area Player of the Year by the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star … Scored 16 touchdowns his senior year, including two on defense and two on punt returns … Compiled 1,111 yards of total offense, had 63 tackles, five forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and blocked three extra point kicks … Five of his eight rushing touchdowns covered 56 yards or more, including a 97-yard score against Potomac … Had scoring touchdowns of 41 and 51 yards … Earned first-team All-Commonwealth District and first-team All-Northwest Region honors two years in a row … Recruited by Bud Foster.

PERSONAL: Born 7/24/95 in San Diego, CA … Son of Darnell and Theresea Shegog … Father serves in the Navy, and the family lived in San Diego and Hawaii before moving to northern Virginia to be closer to the Pentagon … Has an older sister and an older brother … Major is undecided.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “It was down to Virginia Tech and Virginia for me, and after visiting both, I just like Tech’s campus more. The coaches were more friendly, and I just felt more at home there.”

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