Indian River DB Malachi Hinton (L) and Oscar Smith QB Deonte Shedrick (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Malachi Hinton and Deonte Shedrick showcase their determination
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The recruit757 Spotlight Exposure camp sessions have multiple purposes. Athletes can hone their skills, get measured, and learn more about the recruiting process.
The sessions are good for exposing talented athlete who are ready for college recruitment but don’t have enough going, but they’re also good for younger athletes who want to show that they’re the next wave of talent rolling in.
Last week, Indian River’s Malachi Hinton (2024 DB 5-6 150) and Oscar Smith’s Deonte Shedrick (2024 QB 5-9 145) both reinforced the notion that Chesapeake schools are a hotbed for skill talent.
“(Playing for Oscar Smith) is exciting for me. I hear a lot about how good they are and I want to live up to the expectations,” Shedrick stated. “On the field, (part of living up to the expectations) is knowing what to do and not to do. In the classroom… I’m a good student. I’ll be OK there.”
While the starting quarterback position at the varsity level is currently held by rising junior phenom Ethan Vasko, it won’t be too long before Shedrick will be slinging the rock for the varsity Tigers and Malachi Hinton will be in the secondary for the Braves, looking to pick off or break up any pass he can.
What did Hinton get out of matching up with Deonte and the other athletes in his session?
“Every school has guys that are good. There is a lot of competition. Either way, you gotta put in the work,” said Malachi. “You gotta work more to give yourself a chance of winning and succeeding.”
The workout session also included South County tight end Juan Salgado and the next QB up at Woodbridge, Jeremy Frazier.
The Monday and Friday sessions are pulling talent from across the state, giving our scouting efforts a nudge when it comes to seeing the variety of talent that’s bubbling up in the Commonwealth, and it’s certainly giving our athletes the work they need to keep their skills sharp.
– Andy Hilton
July sessions for the recruit757 Spotlight Exposure Camps are sold out! We’ve opened sessions for the month of August. Book it now for exposure, camp work, a diagnostic on your social media and online presence and an overall boost to your recruitment. We want you to see you succeed in reaching your goals!