A college one-day camp was what it took to land the first offer. Oscar Smith WR/DB Lakwon Chapel starred for a team that was perhaps a play away from the Eastern Region title and a Division 6 State Championship shot. Oscar Smith doesn’t lack for attention when it comes from college programs. Today, Chapel earned his first scholarship offer.
The Bay Rivers District Offensive Player of the Year, Warhill athlete Devonte Dedmon, is quietly piling up offers. The nest one to hit could throw him over the top in terms of notoriety. Dedmon holds five offers now, and that number could double by the end of the summer.
Lafayette running back Jahlil Green is on quite a roll. For him it’s been another camp, another offer. Last weekend, James Madison gave him an offer after their Mickey Matthews Camp at CNU. This time, it’s another in-state school extending a scholarship offer.
The Elite 757 team, led by Coach Jason Robinson and a staff of local coaches, performed well at the UVA 7 on 7 on Saturday. While they didn’t win a title, the team gained valuable experience and the opportunity to showcase in front of the coaches at UVA, and a few others at the camp.
Ocean Lakes lineman Javon Majors has gone through some trials and tribulations just to make it onto the football field. After transferring from Landstown to Ocean Lakes, Javon found a role last year as a lineman playing behind established big men such as Alex Skidmore, J.D. Dunaway, Demetri McGill, and Derrick Nnadi. The camp season has been extremely valuable to Majors. He’s still rounding out into a polished product, but college coaches have loved what they’re seeing from the 6-5 270 pound big, and he landed his first offer on Thursday night.
Coach Jason Robinson’s 757 Elite team represents some of the best of the Peninsula, with some Southsiders adding some spice to the lineup. The Elite will carry a roster of 22 up to Charlottesville to compete in the tournament, and of course get exposure for all of the players on the team.
Hampton High School’s football program doesn’t lack for attention. The Crabbers have sent several players off to high profile destinations recently, including Daquin Moore to Old Dominion, Deon Newsome to Virginia Tech, and David Watford to the University of Virginia. Rising senior wide receiver Umar Muhammad-Wyatt hopes to be the next in line for big things to come.
Tallwood has more than one rising star on this year’s team. Safety Christian Byrum is getting plenty of attention, and that’s helping several rising seniors get more recruiting attention this spring and summer. Byrum isn’t done landing offers, but he already has two favorites in his sights. He made an unofficial visit to each in the last few days.
Head Coach Turner Gill and the Liberty Football Program are headed to The 757 for a house call. For the first time, Liberty will hold a Turner Gill football camp off-campus, and they’re headed for the Virginia Beach Sportsplex on Thursday.