Deon Newsome follows father's path

Three-star athlete Deon Newsome (Hampton, Va.) committed to play for Virginia Tech Thursday, the Virginian-Pilot reports. His father, Myron Newsome, played linebacker for the Hokies from 1995-'96 earning second team All-Big East accolades.

Deon, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect, selected Virginia Tech over a scholarship offer from Virginia. Duke showed interest.

He received all-region recognition as a returner and utility defensive player last fall while also making the all-state team as a punter.

Newsome is the 11th pledge for Virginia Tech. 10 are from inside state lines.