Oscar Smith’s Dashawn Blow had a big season for the Tigers in his first year as a varsity quarterback. His recruitment was a little slow after the season, but now that signing day has come and gone, demand for the athletic signal caller has picked up significantly. Blow has a new offer as of Wednesday, and he’s closing in on his decision.
Warhill athlete Devonte Dedmon has turned into quite a prospect. As a junior, he was selected as the All-District Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team wide receiver on the All-Region I team. He was also selected as a First Teamer on the All-757 Junior Team. Dedmon also stars in track and basketball. It looks like he could go to college for any of the three sports. If more football attention comes, he should be able to bank on it paying his way through college. Dedmon is getting plenty of college interest, and he picked up his first scholarship offer this week.
Western Branch High School delayed their signing day ceremony by a week, just so they could get more commitments worked out. The Bruins honored nine athletes today, and still have more commitments to come.
Tallwood linebacker Allen Hayes had a promising recruitment going. There was great interest from Virginia Tech and James Madison early on, but a knee injury in his junior season put things on hold.
Ocean Lakes quarterback Corwin Cutler can rest easy now. He has perhaps had a little too much inactivity since falling to a knee injury in the Dolphins’ first playoff game last fall. His rehab is going well. Now that his signing with the Cavaliers is official, he can focus on getting ready for college, and getting ready to be a college quarterback.
Virginia Tech’s “best class in years” started in Virginia Beach. Specifically, the Hokies talent grab in The 757 was anchored by the commitments of quarterback Bucky Hodges and linebacker Andrew Motuapuaka. Sure, Parker Osterloh, Charles Clark, and Deon Newsome inked with Tech as well, but the Hokies made a statement when they nabbed two of the Best at the Beach.
For Head Coach Mike Smith and the Crabber Nation, it was another strong season. Hampton High Football’s senior leadership was evident on Wednesday as wide receiver/safety Daquin Moore and quarterback/cornerback Deon Newsome signed their LOIs.
Of all the recruits in The 757, Great Bridge lineman Garrett Watts is probably headed the furthest from home. On Wednesday, Watts signed his letter of intent to play football at Air Force. Soon, he’ll head off to the Academy in his quest to become an officer.
For the Bayside players moving on to play college football, it was a signing class of one on Wednesday. By the measure of talent, the class was huge, and shouldered exclusively by Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell. New Head Coach Jon White insists that there’s more to come. In the meantime, we can savor the sight of yet another Bayside Marlin moving on to play ACC Football.
New year, new coach, new signing class at Phoebus. The Phantoms have a history of turning out championship caliber teams. This year’s signing day class of five is a powerful bunch, and a great start for the Jeremy Blunt regime at Phoebus.