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March 16, 2013

The New Class: Deon Newsome

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Deon Newsome
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 170
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
High School: Hampton
Rivals.com Rating: Three stars
Rivals.com State Ranking: 27
Recruited by: Cornell Brown

Has your size changed at all?
I'm more like 180 now. About 5'11" and a half or something like that.

What does your workout routine entail?
I focus on the main things Tech wants me to workout on because they sent me a book. It's back squats, front squats and all that.

When do you plan on reporting to Virginia Tech?
I think it's the first week of July.

What do you plan on working or improving on through this summer?
I wanna get my weightlifting up, like my maxes and stuff. I wanna work on my speed and my agility and stuff. I'm just trying to improve all around.

How would you describe your playing style?
I'm just a football player. I can play whatver you need me to play and I guess I can do it well.

What are some of your goals for your freshman season at Virginia Tech?
To play. It doesn't matter if it's special teams or what, I just love being on the field. I really hate being around football and can't play. My freshman year, we had a scrimmage, I didn't get in until the last minute and I was on the sideline about to cry. Actually, I think I did start crying. I hate sitting on the sideline.

What player or team are you most looking forward to going up against?
Alabama. I'd like to play the big man.

What's your favorite food?
Ahh, I don't know. I eat a lot, anything, like country type food like chitlins and stuff like that. My grandma did that to me.

What is your favorite movie?
"Coming To America."

What is your favorite TV show?
Right now, I'll be watching "Black Gold."

What's the one song you're getting amped up to before a game?
Before the game, I used to listen to Bootsy Collins, the "Rather Be With You" song. I don't know why I listen to old songs.

What would be three words to describe you?
Funny, energetic and athletic. But I'm smart too. I'm not a dummy or anything.

If you could date any celebrity, who would it be?
I don't know, I don't want my girl to find out.

If you could go toe to toe in the ring with anybody, who would it be?
Floyd Mayweather. Because he talks too much. Yeah I like shutting people up like that.

What's been your most memorable experience playing football?
My first time in the newspaper. It was a picture of me getting run over. I'm laying down, holding on to his belt. Can't ever forget it.

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