Deshawn McClease is a three-year starter at perennial powerhouse Oscar Smith High in Chesapeake.
He rushed for more than 1,600 yards and scored 30 touchdowns last season in the Tigers' multiple-formation, quick-paced offense.
Coach Richard Morgan kept him games during empty sets as a slot receiver.
McClease also blacked out during a 54-yard touchdown run in the 2011 state title game.
But last weekend, the 5-foot-9 back did something a little different. He served as unofficial tour guide to other recruits on a visit to Blacksburg. It only made sense — it was his fourth or fifth time at the school.