Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Protecting young athletes from injury

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 The VHSL shares an opinion on the risks of sport specialization By Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Billy Haun, Executive Director of the Virginia High School League One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether…

Josh Sweat - Oscar Smith

Jalyn Holmes, Da’Shawn Hand, Josh Sweat, Andrew Brown and Trent Cannon get the call

#9 Josh Sweat playing for Oscar Smith (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757) The NFL Draft sees more familiar names selected on Saturday by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The second pick of Day Three of the NFL Draft got the party started for Virginia athletes. In the fourth round of the NFL Draft, with the 102nd overall pick, the…

Massaponax - Teagan McDonald

NoVA Update: Teagan McDonald, Jack Forsyth, George Neiser

Massaponax lineman Teagan McDonald at Elon (Photo courtesy of Teagan McDonald) NoVA linemen Teagan McDonald, Jack Forsyth, and George Neiser are making visits and drawing offers by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA Three of Northern Virginia’s biggest linemen have received more interest in the form of offers and official visits this week. Teagan McDonald, formerly of Riverbend,…

Derrick Nnadi - FSU - Kansas City

Kansas City drafts Ocean Lakes/FSU DT Derrick Nnadi (VIDEO)

Derrick Nnadi at the NFL Combine press conference (NFL Video) Derrick Nnadi is selected by the Chiefs with their third round pick by Andy Hilton, recruit757 “With the 75th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select… Derrick Nnadi, defensive tackle, Florida State University.” With that, Derrick Nnadi starts his NFL career.…

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner: Embracing a new head coach

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 Parents sometimes struggle with “regime change.” Here’s a coach’s look at the situation. by Tony Bateman, Defensive Coordinator, Bluestone High School In my years of coaching football, I have seen many head coaches step down for various reasons. Some may have been “fired”, but in most cases, these affairs are a mutual…

Michael Vick

Michael Vick lands a job with new football league

Michael Vick (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757) Atlanta has a new football team, and Michael Vick is on staff by Andy Hilton, recruit757 At a 10 a.m. Wednesday press conference, officials have announced the addition of Atlanta to the Alliance of American Football. Plans for the new league were officially unveiled in March as Charlie Ebersol,…

Andrew Brown

NFL Draft: Andrew Brown is prepared for the big time (VIDEO)

Andrew Brown (WAVY Video Still) Former Oscar Smith and UVA star Andrew Brown finally gets the moment he’s worked over a decade for by Nathan Epstein, WAVY-TV 10 (a special contribution to recruit757) CHESAPEAKE (WAVY) – Andrew Brown has proven his worth at every level of football. After an All-American career at Oscar Smith High…