Woodbridge DB Taylor Harris (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
A new staff at ECU means Woodbridge corner Taylor Harris is headed to Annapolis
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
With Taylor Harris’ decision to commit to the Naval Academy after East Carolina rescinded its offer, the number of Woodbridge Vikings who have committed to college football teams is now up to eight.
Most of the Division I commits have already been reported here. Tavon Matthews has inked with East Tennessee State, Jalen Howard is heading to Villanova, and Erik Surratt will become a Blue Devil at Central Connecticut State.
In addition, Treshawn Parham has committed to Frostburg State, while Seth Ellsmore and Joshua Abban have agreed to continued their college careers with Alderson Broaddus. Sebrena Baig will be playing for Averett next year.
Lake Braddock Keeping Pace with commitments
The Bruins are holding their own with Woodbridge on the recruiting front, with LB Josh Ahern (UVA), Ronnie Altman (Air Force) and Hugh McLean (Columbia) committed, although Ivy League does not offer full athletic scholarships) headed to play Division I football.
As previously reported here, Ben Dizon is committed to Christopher Newport and Quentin James will continue his collegiate career at Davidson. Also, Vance Martin has signed with Shenandoah and John Kelly will move on to Glenville State.
Tyleik Williams Picking Up Steam
Stonewall Jackson lineman Tyleik Williams has earned a worthy trifecta of suitors – and one that was enhanced when Penn State reached out to the Raider sophomore for his third offer.
Williams’ previous two offers came from Virginia and Virginia Tech, an impressive duo of its own merit. The list of offers for the 6-3, 290 pounder will grow. Last season, Williams was a first-team 6D All-Region defensive end who led Stonewall with 15 sacks as part of his 65 tackles, a fact that was all the more impressive as he packed on 60 pounds in the off-season and moved from the middle linebacker position he played as a freshman.
Tyleik earned an invite to the upcoming recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase at Redskins Park where he will compete against many of Virginia’s top athletes in a handpicked field of elite players.
Bradford Adds Second Offer
Jordan Bradford, the Colgan defensive lineman added a second offer to his tally. Bradford (6-3, 260), a second team all-Cardinal District defensive tackle, was recently offered by the Liberty Flames.
First Offer for Dayne
Zion Dayne, the 6-3, 240-lb. junior tight end from South County High received his first offer this week, with the Northeast Conference’s Monmouth University (NJ) offering the Stallion. It is unknown now what plans Hawk coach Kevin Callahan might have for Dayne, who also plays defensive end for Gerry Pannoni’s team, but they will be sure to take advantage of his reported 4.6 40-yard speed, which means that fullback could be a viable option if Dayne heads to the Jersey Shore. However, Dayne’s main contact at Monmouth now is linebacker coach Andrew Kirkland. Monmouth is located in West Long Branch.
– Jim McGrath