Indian River athletes Jamal Burnell and Lamareon James (Photos: Antowyne Shaw and Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Young athletes at Indian River pull Hokie offers
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
On Saturday, a pair of young athletes at Indian River got good news.
Transfer running back Lamareon James (2020 RB 5-10 180) picked up his first offer as a Brave. He’s coming off of a solid camp performance at Christopher Newport University where Virginia Tech’s entire staff was in attendance. James managed to post a 4.37 forty at the camp, and that most certainly impressed.
“I have been waiting on this offer for a minute now. I was very excited when Virginia Tech offered me,” said Lamareon. “I think I did pretty good at the camp, I think when I ran a 4.37 that really impressed the coaches. I’m planning on setting up a visit, and Virginia Tech will definitely be on my radar for sure.”
The offer from Virginia Tech is added to offers from UNC, Maryland, Michigan, Morgan State, and Virginia University-Lynchburg that came earlier this spring.
In addition to Lamareon James landing an offer from the Hokies, rising freshman athlete Jamal Burnell.
Indian River Head Coach Glenwood Ferebee explained the offer to Burnell.
“He played at Indian River Middle last season. The coaches at Virginia Tech love his upside. He can play all four positions: QB, RB, WR, and DB. He’s going to be a good one if he continues to work and stays focused,” said the coach.
Burnell measures out to 6 feet tall and 175 pounds as a rising freshman.
Ferebee expects Burnell to have a role as a free safety, running back and wide receiver this fall. The pair will certainly make great additions to an Indian River team that already has a few assets coming back from last year’s team.
– Andy Hilton