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Albert Song will take over at West Potomac; Khan, Aguilar and Sumney commit
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
At a team weight training session on Monday morning, Albert Song was announced as the new head football coach of the West Potomac Wolverines. The announcement came from West Potomac principal Tangy Millard.
Song replaces Jeremiah Ross, who coached the team for the past six seasons. Ross posted a 32-32 record during his tenure, with three playoff appearances, and capped by a 9-3 campaign in 2016.
Song brings notable experience to the WP program, within and outside of the DMV. He served as an assistant coach at Churchill and Seneca Valley, both in Montgomery County, Maryland, before moving to California in 2018 to assume the role of defensive backs coach for Southern California powerhouse Harvard Westlake. Most recently, he coached at Fairfax High, a Title I school in Los Angeles, California.
He will take over a program that has started a readjustment after dropping from their 2016 peak to 2-8 in 2018. Last year, the Wolverines were 4-6, but had rejuvenated the offense, averaging over 30 points per game. At this point, it is uncertain how many of the current coaching staff will stay with Song, but at least one coach, defensive coordinator Derek Radoski, believes that many of the pieces are in place for the team to win immediately.
“West Potomac is a sleeping giant,” said Radoski, adding that the team has “the athletes,” but needs more discipline and accountability.
Harris Khan Chooses Towson
Class 6 defensive player of the year, Haris Khan of South County, has committed to the Towson Tigers.
At 6-2 and 210 pounds, Khan played defensive end and linebacker for the Class 6 champion Stallions, but appears better suited for linebacker with the Tigers, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
The Tigers finished the 2019 season with a 7-5 record.
Westfield’s Aguilar and Summey Choose
Two Bulldogs, Tahj Summey and Richie Aguilar have made their college commitments known. Summey, a defensive back, will continue his athletic career at VMI, while Aguilar (6-3, 235), a defensive end with Coach Kyle Simmons’ team, will join the Division II Shepherd (WV) roster next season.
A few more offers to report. Freedom receiver Umari Hatcher gained his eighth offer, as the junior heard from East Carolina University.
Eastern View kicker Garrett Hutchinson, a Class 4 All-State first-teamer, was offered by Salisbury (MD) University.
Lake Braddock’s Maxwell James (WR/DB) has received his Bronx cheer, drawing an offer from the Fordham Rams.
Another South County Stallion, Jaeden Davis (5-9, 191, RB/SB), was offered by Division III Bridgewater.
– Jim McGrath