($$) The Under Armour All-American Game tour continued on Thursday with a stop at Oscar F. Smith High School in Chesapeake. Lineman Andrew Brown was the guest of honor. Family, friends and classmates were in attendance to celebrate with him.
($$) It didn’t take long for another offer to come along for Grayson Boyce. His performance in a 50-0 win over Southampton may have had something to do with it. Boyce had a light night offensively, posting 79 yards rushing on nine carries with a touchdown. Defensively, he was a presence at defensive end. His team limited the Indians to only 31 yards of offense on the night. This weekend, Boyce added his eighth scholarship offer.
Jasmine Amiker of recruit757 caught up with Grassfield running back Vincent Lowe at Old Dominion’s Team Camp last week, just a day before his teammate Isaiah Harper committed to the Monarchs. Jasmine and Vincent talked about his rebound from injury, his preparation for the season, and his decision process when it comes to his scholarship offers. Here’s the scoop, including exclusive video from recruit757:
Camp season has ended and two-a-days are just about ready to start. The camp season is still having a positive affect on local players, and that’s proven with Kempsville defensive end Kyron Speller. Speller camped at Old Dominion’s team camp last week and James Madison’s team camp the week before. That college exposure has earned him a new scholarship offer.
Sometimes, up and coming talent is hard to ignore. There might be two more varsity starters at quarterback for Ocean Lakes before Tyler DeSue rises up, but he’s almost certain to make an appearance soon. The gunslinger who has one more year at middle school ahead of him has had a fantastic summer, and it culminated with a hot performance at FBU’s Top Gun Camp in Dublin, Ohio last week.
Tallwood offensive lineman Theo “T.J.” Goosen is seeing his recruitment pick up as summer camp season winds down. Most of the schools showing big interest have been the type of colleges that are slower to move on prospects. Because of this, Goosen has done a lot of camping and had a lot of unofficial visits. College coaches are sold on the 6-5 270 pound tackle, especially since his academics are outstanding. All he needs is a little kick start, and it looks like the offers will start rolling in.
Again, we’re going to go into this year treating the programs as though they’re playing a district schedule. The VHSL reclassified all high school programs earlier this year, and the new classifications are effective with the start of the new school year. In football, all teams generally agreed to keep their district schedules in order to make scheduling easier for the next two years. For the schools of the former Eastern District, that means seven games of “the usual” and three new games for the schedule. That has presented problems for two schools.
Monarch Football is on a roll. Bobby Wilder’s program picked up its third commitment this week, and second local commitment in as many week on Thursday night at the culmination of the last session of team camp. Grassfield fans should be happy, and it may be an indicator of more good news in the future.
Kempsville defensive end Kyron Speller is quietly building up college interest. His latest college offer came as kind of surprise… without a camp visit or a campaign to lobby the coaches. Speller now holds four offers, and his college list speaks volumes about the impression he’s making.
Old Dominion’s team camps have hosted hundreds upon hundreds of local high school players over the years. It’s an opportunity for local teams to get extra work before practice can officially start. For Salem defensive end Trevon Hill, it was also an opportunity to earn a scholarship offer.