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.
The 2013 NFL Draft starts tonight, and Ocean Lakes could be the first high school to have five players from the same high school selected in the same draft. That’s huge for a school that’s quickly becoming known as a breeding ground for top talent.
A year after what many considered one of the biggest snubs ever at The Nike Camp in Baltimore, Oscar Smith Defensive Lineman Andrew Brown got his redemption in Washington, DC on Sunday afternoon. Last year Brown did what many thought was nearly impossible to do, he beat one of the nation’s best offensive lineman repeatedly. This was not enough to earn an invite from Nike last year however. “I will not be denied next year”, a disappointed and motivated Brown said a year ago.
($$) Western Branch recruits are getting noticed. Just a few weeks after a visit, Daiquan Lawrence has picked up his first major offer. He’s gotten strong interest from Virginia Tech and an offer from Hampton University. Now he has his first offer from an ACC school locked in, but don’t count Tech out yet.
($$) Oscar Smith running back Deshawn McClease has hit another milestone. The player who bided his time as a back up to J.C. Coleman in his freshman year, and starred last year as a sophomore, has picked up his first college scholarship offer. McClease was a First Team All-District running back in 2012, and there are more good things to come.