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Virginia Tech DB commit Shawn Asbury II recently became the second Hokie to publicly state his decision to early enrollee in Blacksburg from the 2021 class.
With VHSL moving all fall sports and having the football season in the spring, My family and I feel that it's best that I enroll into college in December !! This wasn't an easy decision but it will be best for my future . #LLI 🧡💙— Shawn Asbury II ⁸ (@Shawnasbury_) August 10, 2020
He became the second 2021 VT commit to announce his decision to enroll early publicly along with three-star South Carolinian CB Nykelius Johnson.
Asbury had this to say about his decision to enroll early.
"I feel that it will be the best fit for me, it will help me adjust to the college lifestyle early and help me learn my role on the team," Asbury said.
Asbury did choose to wait to formally make a decision as the VHSL pondered whether to move football to the spring or not. Once the VHSL made their decision, it made it easier for Asbury to make his knowing what the landscape was poised to look like.
"I planned on waiting until they announced if we were going to have a season or not, but once I found out it was moved to the spring, I knew that I was going to enroll early," Asbury said.
Unsurprisingly, the toughest thing to sacrifice as part of Asbury's decision in this unique year was related to not having another season with his teammates and coaches.
"Missing my senior season, also not being able to play 1 last season with my teammates and coaches," Asbury said about the toughest thing to give up to enroll early.
Even though there isn't a fall football season this year, Asbury does have plenty of personal goals to focus on especially on his physical and athletic development.
"Right now, I'm just trying to get faster and stronger. I want to get my body prepared for the next level," Asbury said.
Since his commitment, there has been no shifting Asbury away from his commitment to Virginia Tech even as a couple of Power 5 programs have shown interest though Asbury did say they haven't offered, declining to name those programs specifically.
Shawn Asbury II likely won't be the last in-state commit to enroll early this cycle as he uses the fall to prepare for his collegiate arrival this spring.