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Virginia Tech Commit Deshawn McClease Takes Shots At UVA After Cavaliers Fan Comes After Him On Twitter

Unfortunately, the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech rivalry, which annually results in the awarding of the Commonwealth Cup, hasn't really lived up to the billing over the past decade or so. There are three main reasons. One, UVA's program has really dipped in the time frame, as the Cavaliers have posted as many losing seasons as they have winning campaigns. Two - Virginia Tech, while still looked at as a successful program, is not quite the national power it was in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Three, the Hokies have won the last 10 contests - which is every single matchup since they joined the ACC. But Thursday, a Twitter fight between a commit and a fan proved that the rivalry might not yet be dead after all.

Deshawn McClease, a three-star running back recruit from the state of Virginia, committed to Virginia Tech just two days ago. As you'd imagine, he got some flak from Wahoos fans. He apparently took some of it personally, because he eventually started going back-and-forth with one particular UVA supporter (who comes off looking petulant) who really had it out for him. Multiple insults later, McClease took shots at UVA's win total over the past couple of seasons.

">@J_Simmons22! Hope he's a future Cavalier and can meet Deshawn McCleese in the hole every year! pic.twitter.com/IXDXvfYEb8

— The Come Up (@WahooRecruiting)

I wanna give a S/O to @J_Simmons22! Hope he's a future Cavalier and can meet Deshawn McCleese in the hole every year! pic.twitter.com/IXDXvfYEb8

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting @LoveBlizz

I wanna give a S/O to @J_Simmons22! Hope he's a future Cavalier and can meet Deshawn McCleese in the hole every year! pic.twitter.com/IXDXvfYEb8

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">@J_Simmons22 too bad it'll never happen. Lol! Better luck

— Flashy (@saicko_slim)

@WahooRecruiting@LoveBlizz@J_Simmons22 too bad it'll never happen. Lol! Better luck

— Deshawn McClease (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting guess who's going to a school that beat yall the last 10 years.. pic.twitter.com/Th16hdH8Uh

— Flashy (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">@saicko_slim Guess who's overrated with lackluster speed and zero power? That's right. That would be you!

— The Come Up (@WahooRecruiting)

@saicko_slim Guess who's overrated with lackluster speed and zero power? That's right. That would be you!

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting haa... see ya next year pic.twitter.com/wbpNRPcl8R

— Flashy (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">@saicko_slim next year you'll be on the bench slim.

— The Come Up (@WahooRecruiting)

@saicko_slim next year you'll be on the bench slim.

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting clearly if im redshirting. Lol! But uh get ya life playboy pic.twitter.com/QNnNpiam2X

— Flashy (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">@saicko_slim You'll be on the bench if you aren't redshirting? You'd be a better fit at like VMI or Ferrum personally.

— The Come Up (@WahooRecruiting)

@saicko_slim You'll be on the bench if you aren't redshirting? You'd be a better fit at like VMI or Ferrum personally.

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting and both those schools won more games than UVA. Lol!

— Flashy (@saicko_slim)

@WahooRecruiting and both those schools won more games than UVA. Lol!

— Deshawn McClease (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@saicko_slim Considering we beat VMI by 49? "Lol"

— The Come Up (@WahooRecruiting)

@saicko_slim Considering we beat VMI by 49? "Lol"

— Rep The ?&? (@WahooRecruiting) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

">@WahooRecruiting that was 1 of 2 games yall won right? Riiight.. get outta my mentions

— Flashy (@saicko_slim)

@WahooRecruiting that was 1 of 2 games yall won right? Riiight.. get outta my mentions

— Deshawn McClease (@saicko_slim) July 17, 2014

">July 17, 2014

I've said this before and I'll say it again - it is very, very lame when fans go after players on Twitter because they didn't choose to play for a certain program. That being said, it might not be too good of an idea for a kid over a year away from stepping on campus to start talking about a rival's struggles.