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McLean's Beiro to Walk On at Virginia Tech

McLean senior Riley Beiro, an honorable mention All-Met running back, has accepted a preferred walk-on slot at Virginia Tech, where he is expected to play linebacker.

McLean Coach Jim Patrick said the Tech coaches have made comparisons between Beiro and Oakton graduate Cody Grimm, another player considered undersized who walked on and eventually started at linebacker for the Hokies.

Known for his versatility and toughness, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Beiro last fall played running back, quarterback in some formations, receiver, linebacker and safety and also returned kickoffs and punts.

“He had a great senior year and we really called on him to do a lot of different roles, so this is a nice opportunity for him,” Patrick said. “I think he’ll really have a chance to thrive with competition.”

Patrick said that Maine and Towson, among other schools, showed interest in Beiro, and that Division II schools liked him as a running back.

“Once he got [the Tech offer], that’s where he wanted to go,” Patrick said. “That’s not to say he didn’t show interest in other people, but I think they could tell he wanted to be a Hokie.”

Beiro carried 263 times for 1,442 yards and 19 rushing touchdowns last fall, when McLean went 6-5, its best season in a decade. He had 47 carries in a win over Langley in the last game of the regular season.

By Preston Williams  |  February 24, 2010; 2:59 PM ET
Categories:  AAA Liberty District , Football , McLean , Northern Region  
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