Virginia Beach quarterback Tyler DeSue got his opportunity to showcase in the Junior Rank Junior All-American game last week. DeSue played out of position, but still managed to win the Offensive MVP Award in the 13 and Under Game that took place in Carson, California.
At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd announced that he would stay at the university for his senior season, forgoing an opportunity to enter the NFL draft. The 2010 Phoebus grad broke the ACC record for touchdown passes and the Clemson record for total offensive yardage in 2012, making him one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the history of the school.
Bruton running back and linebacker Kapri Doucet has been the pride of the Bay Rivers District for almost three years now. He was an All-District defender as a freshman and has continued to rise from there. Doucet had a solid performance at the Army All-American combine, which will only help to increase his stock with college coaches.
Landstown linebacker Isaiah Martin found an opportunity for a little extra postseason work. Or should it be said that Junior Rank found him? The Landstown junior had a successful showing at May’s Diamond Flight Camp, and that earned him a chance to showcase at the Proving Ground National Combine in L.A. late last week.
There’s nothing like getting national recognition. Not only is Bayside WR/S Quin Blanding playing in next year’s Army All-American Game, he was also named to Max Prep’s Junior All-American team yesterday. Blanding was picked as a First Team defensive back by the writers of MaxPreps.
Chris Beatty will soon be on to his next coaching stop. The man known for coaching Percy Harvin through his high school years at Landstown High School did not have his contract renewed by Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckman, according to information released by the university over the weekend.
Bayside running back Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell is an All-American. Mizzell was selected as one of the best in the nation and wore his #4, playing slot receiver and return man for the East squad.
The position of head football coach at Norview High School has been a revolving door. The latest football coach has headed for the exit. Eddie Handsome lasted one season, compiling a 2-8 record in his tenure there.
At the end of the football season, the Hoos were left without a winning record and without a bowl game. Head Coach Mike London cleaned house. Today, the athletic department revealed a quartet of new coaching hires and the promotion of Cornerbacks Coach Chip West. West recruits the 757 for UVA and his promotion reinforces the value of the region to recruiting at the University.
It’s the season for All-American Bowls and Combines, and one of the biggest events in the land is the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas. While the game is for graduating seniors, most of whom have already made a college commitment, the best of the junior class competes in combine activities to showcase their skills and qualify for a slot in next year’s game.