Mount Vernon QB Fonnae Webb (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruitNoVA)
We feature a trio of new commitments including Fonnae Webb, Jared Behrens and Jordan Bradford
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Mt. Vernon quarterback Fonnae Webb ended his recruiting journey last week, with a verbal commitment to the University of Richmond.
Webb, who ran for over 1,300 yards and 21 scores last season, had received some preliminary interest from a few FBS schools, such as North Carolina and Wake Forest, but opted to commit to a smaller school where his speed (4.54 in the 40) and athleticism can offer more options on the playing field for the 5-9, 188-pound Major.
Richmond had put themselves firmly in the mix for Webb’s services, and was contacting him “2 or 3 times a week,” according to Webb. Last month, the senior told recruitNoVA.com that he was interested in finding a school with a major in informational technology, and he also planned to minor in business. Richmond offers undergraduate degree programs in IT Management and Information Security.
Mt. Vernon coach Monty Fritts feels that his signal caller will mesh well with the Spiders.
“I think it’s a perfect fit for him,” said Fritts, who is beginning his fourth year at the helm. “He really likes it there, and I think he will have an opportunity to play early.”
Behrens Selects Georgia Tech
Almost lost in the whirlwind of commitments was Jared Behrens’ announcement that he would be committing with the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech.
Behrens, who transferred from Flint Hill to Woodgrove this summer, is an outside linebacker and running back whose 6-3, 215-lb. frame, and 4.61 40-yard speed could allow him to continue playing linebacker with the Ramblin’ Wreck. In Fansided coverage of Georgia Tech, they have Behrens listed as a linebacker.
Colgan’s Bradford to Liberty
Colgan lineman Jordan Bradford became the 12th player to verbally commit to the Liberty Flames Class of 2020 last Thursday.
In Bradford, the Flames get a 6-3, 250 lb. defender who could contribute mightily in Lynchburg. Bradford also received offers from UMass, Air Force, Central Florida and James Madison. His
visit to Liberty on the first weekend in March was productive as he was offered by the coaching staff during the trip.
– Jim McGrath