Anthony Shegog is a 6-2, 195 pound do-it-all player for the North Stafford Wolverines (Stafford, VA). He plays on both sides of the ball at a myriad of positions, namely: linebacker, safety, wide receiver and running back. He was recognized in 2011 as an All-Met defensive honorable mention, first team all-Commonwealth District performer at defensive back and second team selection at wide receiver. He prefers playing receiver to running back because, as he put it, "I can just use my body to come up and get the ball over the, usually, smaller corner backs." However, he's being recruited to play safety in college. While he says mostly his size sets him apart from other players at his position(s), he's also trying to increase his speed.
"Last summer, I did a 4.6 on a 40 and I'm trying to get to a low 4.5."
Shegog, who is ranked by VirginiaPreps.com as the 28th best prospect in the Commonwealth, visited Virginia Tech last Saturday for junior day. He met with Bud Foster (his primary recruiter), Torrian Gray and Frank Beamer. "I liked it a lot. The coaches are real friendly, and they have great facilities," he said of his trip. What stood out to him the most, "I really liked the weight room, because it's not too big or too small, the right amount of people get in to do their weights." Shegog left Blacksburg with a scholarship offer.
Shegog said he's also visited JMU, Virginia and ECU, and holds offers from the latter two. When I asked if he planned to visit any schools outside those four Shegog responded, "Those four schools are the only schools that I plan to attend, and I really haven't planned to attend any other schools."
Regarding a favorite among the four Shegog stated, "they're all about equal," and when I asked if he had a timeline in mind for when he wants to commit he said, "I'm trying to commit either during the summer or before it."