Highland Springs ATH David Laney (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Air Force, Coastal Carolina offer Highland Springs DB David Laney
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
Playing defensive back at any level of football has to be accompanied by a certain type of swag in one way or another. Short-term memory, being fundamentally sound and displaying great balance are all key components all of the game’s best have to offer when stepping out on their island. However, swag has more to do with the everyday confidence one exudes minus the arrogance and cockiness often associated with the term.
David Laney. Has. Swag.
And it’s accompanied by a quiet demeanor in which his performance on the field is weighed higher than anything he could ever verbalize to his opponent. Since the end of postseason play, Laney has watched his recruitment soar to epic proportions. Two days ago he not only picked up an offer from Coastal Carolina, he was also able to snag an offer from the Air Force Academy.
“The coach watched my film and he liked what he saw,” Laney explained. “We talked on the phone for a little bit and then he told me he wanted to offer me. I feel great about it.
Laney (2020 DB 6-1 175) has been on the road a few times since the Springers knocked off Stone Bridge to win their fourth Class 5A state championship in as many years. He’s taken trips out to Liberty and East Carolina among other programs and has picked up quite a few offers in the process. East Carolina, Howard, Elon, Western Michigan, Kent State, Army, Liberty, Toledo, Louisville, Virginia and Purdue have all offered the three-star defensive back. It’s safe to say the recruiting process it well on its way for Laney.
“It’s going very well right now,” Laney stated. “It means a lot to have of this it really does.”
The Highland Springs product has a few more camps to attend before the weather shifts for good. He has plans to attend the Under Armour All-American Camp and the Nike Opening. The 2019 Camps Series will be in Baltimore, Maryland on April 28 while the Opening will make stops in Charlotte and Washington D.C. at the end of April and the beginning of May.
– Brandon Mitchell