Rafeel Ampong at Towson (Twitter photo)
Woodbridge DB Rafeel Ampong commits
by Jim McGrath, recruit757
Rafeel Ampong of Woodbridge High ended speculation about his collegiate future, committing to the Towson Tigers last week.
In his announcement tweet, Ampong, a 6-2, 190-pound outside linebacker, thanked his family and coaches, particularly head coach Gary Wortham, saying:
“Without them I would not be at this point in my life. I would like to thank my coaches for guiding me over the past three years and preparing me for this opportunity. Coach G (Wortham), thank you for being more than a football coach to us all at Woodbridge High School. You’ve impacted our lives and this school beyond the sport of football.”
The Tigers, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) finished the 2018 season with a 7-5 record (5-3 in CAA).
Chantilly’s Pogo Drawing Interest
One of the most exciting football recruits to come out of Chantilly in this decade, James “Pogo” Pogorelc is drawing strong collegiate interest as an offensive lineman.
Pogorelc brings two exciting factors to his recruiting resume. The first is his massive size, with the rising senior packing 270 pounds on to a 6-foot-7 frame. His size alone makes Pogo an interesting recruit, and he brings more to the table.
However, the cerebral aspect of Pogorelc’s resume is equally exciting. He boasts a 4.0 grade point average, and on his last SAT’s scored a 1470 (out of a possible 1600). He has also earned 34 on the ACT exam.
Colleges are quickly taking notice.
The Charger now holds offers from over 20 Division I schools.
The first was Wake Forest. After visiting the campus, Pogorelc was quoted by the Demon Deacon Digest, saying of their facilities, “It’s incredible and shows that they’re committed to build this program to compete for an ACC title and a national championship.
13 offers have come since The Opening Regional DC, including recent offers from East Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, and most recently, Syracuse.
– Jim McGrath