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Dorian Strong rewarded Virginia Tech’s recruiting faith with an instant impact

BLACKSBURG, Va. — DaLawn Parrish was baffled.

The Dr. Henry Wise High coach in Upper Marlboro, Md., knew he had a player in Dorian Strong, a decently sized defensive back who was a track standout, coming from a state-power football program that has produced numerous Division I college prospects and a few NFL players over the years. But no one would listen.

Never in Parrish’s years had he had a player he vouched for who was that good fall on deaf ears.

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