2015 Intro: DeShawn McClease

Oscar Smith High (Chesapeake, Va.) is looking to carry the momentum from last year's championship run into this season. 2015 running back DeShawn McClease will be one of team's main playmakers.

Last season, Virginia Tech signee J.C. Coleman helped the Oscar Smith Tigers run all the way to a state championship. Although Coleman is headed to Blacksburg, expectations are still high for this year's team. One of the leading candidates to help replace Coleman is DeShawn McClease.

"Deshawn is a talented running back," said Oscar Smith head coach Richard Morgan. "He has Division 1 talent without a doubt."

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound running back has already heard from a few schools.

"I have already gotten mail from Virginia Tech and UCLA," he said. "I am actually going to Virginia Tech next month for a camp."

Although it is early, McClease has already thought about what he is looking for in a college.

"I want to be around sports even after I stop playing football, so the school will need to have a good sports management program," he said. "As far as football, I want to go to a school that is a running team."

The talented running back is ready to make an impact for the Tigers this fall and has been working hard in the offseason.

"I have been working on making my cuts and holding on to the ball," he said.

McClease is focused on having a big season this fall.

"Individually, I don't want to put specific number or limit out there," McClease said. "I just want to go out and do my thing. Team wise, I want to win another state championship."

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