Oscar Smith grad Michael Wyche is on his way to the big time. Big Mike didn’t get his shot at Division I football straight out of high school. He’s making up for it now.
($$) When you’re hot, you’re hot, and Bethel lineman Ricky Walker is ON FIRE! The Bruin big man has been adding offers at the rate of almost one a week since National Signing Day. He picked up a new offer today from a highly regarded ACC school.
($$) Bayside athlete Quin Blanding comes across as a young man who has it all together. The rising senior is the leader of his team. He’s made his college commitment to Virginia. Quin has already participated in the annual Gridiron Kings event in Florida, a showcase for rising senior recruits. He officially earned his invite to Nike’s The Opening, and he did it in a very business-like fashion. That should be no surprise for those that know him.
($$) Lake Taylor athlete Jalyn Holmes continues to see his stock skyrocket. Holmes was a top performer at last Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp, fitting in perfectly with top national defensive line prospects Andrew Brown and D’Shawn Hand.
Cox quarterback Tommy McKee is on the verge of a breakthrough. He earned the starting quarterback role as a sophomore. Now heading into his senior season, he’s putting in more and more work in an effort to get recruited and have an impressive senior season.
Phoebus lineman Harry Lewis was one of the many defensive linemen that won kudos from the coaching staff for a stellar performance at last Sunday’s Nike Football Training Camp. The defensive group was dominant, and Lewis performed well when compared to nationally ranked players like D’Shawn Hand, Andrew Brown, and Jalyn Holmes.
($$) Fresh off of a Nike Camp performance where he dominated the competition, Oscar Smith lineman Andrew Brown affirmed that he’s narrowed his college options. Major programs from all over the country have Andrew on their short list, but only one team will land him. Who’s on his list?
On a weekend where some of the bigger names in the region traveled to Washington, DC for the NFTC camp, a number of local 757 athletes traveled to Richmond to attend the VTO camp. While Andrew Brown, the top defensive tackle in the nation and #3 overall player in the country was earning honors at Nike’s Camp, two of his Tigers teammates were turning heads in the capital.
Princess Anne wide receiver and defensive back Jordan Glover may the lesser known Glover on the Cavalier team, but he’s working the recruiting process just like his cousin Aaron. Jordan is visiting colleges, camping, and training, in an effort to land the best scholarship opportunities he can.
($$) While linemen like Andrew Brown get plenty of attention, the talent pool in The 757 doesn’t begin and end there. Ocean Lakes defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi (JR DT 6-3 300) is in the same stratosphere, despite not getting quite the same level of national attention. College coaches know what they’re looking for, and Nnadi is on the radar.