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The Apprentice School add 16 players on National Signing Day 2020
by Andy Hilton, recruit757 (with some content from the Newport News Apprentice School athletics department)
The Apprentice School has been giving athletes a great opportunity for years. This year’s National Signing Day haul had the Builders landing 16 signees, including 11 from Virginia and six athletes from the 757.
For those unaware, the Apprentice School give student-athletes with a high aptitude in math and science an opportunity to continue playing football while training for a career AND getting paid while doing it.
The Builders are coming off two straight winning seasons for the first time in over a decade and they return 18 starters. That allowed the staff to fill positions of need and focus on depth.
Head Coach John Davis landed quite a few athletes from championship caliber high school programs as six of the signees played for a state title in the past two seasons. Four of the signees won a state title as a junior or senior.
“I want to congratulate Coach Elton Brown on getting us a huge jump in 2020” commented Davis. “We really celebrated our haul locally and when we left VA for prospects we really hit home runs. We wanted to bring in guys who understand what our opportunity is truly about while targeting players who will enhance our culture for years to come.
The class boasts a multitude of players who featured both ways but looks to shake out with 2 QB’s, 1 RB, 1 WR, 2 OL, 3 DL, 3 LB’s, 1 DB and 2 players listed as athletes.
Name Pos HT WT Hometown High School
Daniel Greene WR 6’0 175 Newport News, VA Warwick High School
Nomi McMullens ATH 6’0 175 Mooresboro, NC Thomas Jefferson Academy
Thomas Hougas OL 6’3 275 Shelby, NC Shelby High School
Gabe Tejada RB 5’8 185 Orlando, FL Orlando Christian Prep
Keyon Williams DL 6’0 220 Hopewell, VA Hopewell High School
Matt West II QB 6’0 175 Gastonia, NC Ashbrook High School
Roshard Phipps Jr. DL/LB 6’0 235 Richmond, VA Varina High School
Korey Foster DL 5’9 210 Suffolk, VA Kings Fork High School
Ronnie Metzger LB 5’11 205 Jamestown, VA Jamestown High School
Denzel Porter LB 6’2 225 Dumfries, VA Potomac High School
Jyshawn Jackson DB 5’10 165 Richmond, VA Highland Springs High School
Tim Johnston OL 6’1 255 Virginia Beach, VA Landstown High School
Ricardo Corpus ATH 6’2 220 Virginia Beach, VA Catholic High School
Justin DePriest LB 6’1 225 Richmond, VA Varina High School
Jayden Bailey QB 6’1 185 Chesapeake, VA Deep Creek High School
– Andy Hilton
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