Shawn Payne earns VT offer, commits

Holding only a scholarship offer from Charlotte, rising senior Shawn Payne (Chesterfield, Va./Bird) competed earlier this month at a Virginia Tech camp, received an offer and is now on board with the Hokies, the Roanoke Times reports.

He's a 6-foot-2, 185-pound high school safety who could also play cornerback or wide receiver in college. Associate head coach / running backs coach Shane Beamer led the Hokies' pursuit of Payne.

Virginia Tech now has 11 verbals for 2014.