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McLean High Football Star Commits to Tech

The McLean High School athletics department has announced that senior Riley Beiro has accepted a preferred walk-on slot with the Virginia Tech football team.

“I’m really excited for him,” said Highlander head football coach Jim Patrick of the running back. “He’s an athletic kid. It’s a good opportunity for him.”

In Beiro’s senior year, he ran for 1,442 yards and 19 touchdowns, including 287 yards and four scores against Langley in the last game of the regular season. He also caught nine passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns in 2009.

Beiro was named First Team All-District, First Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State. McLean finished 6-5 last year, one of the team’s best seasons in recent memory.

“He was our play maker,” Patrick said. “He carried the ball quite a bit. When we needed a big play, he was the one we looked to.”

Though Beiro logged fantastic stats at running back, he was a contributor at multiple position and is expected to play linebacker at Tech.

“No question he has the athleticism and the talent to play at the next level,” Patrick said. “This gives him a chance to prove that.”

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