Robinson HS lineman Tristan Leigh (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Tai Felton, Tristan Leigh, Anthony Eaton and others see their recruitment skyrocket
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
We had the recruit757/Sparta Science Showcase in mid-March, back when college football programs were starting spring practice.
For quite a few athletes, the Showcase was a spring board to more scholarship offers or a kick start to their recruiting.
Stone Bridge sophomore Tai Felton (2021 WR 6-0 180) came into the camp with a Virginia Tech offer. Since his solid outing at the showcase, Felton has pulled offers from Virginia, Nebraska, Old Dominion, and East Carolina. Old Dominion and ECU have offered just within the last 24 hours.
Robinson HS sophomore Tristan Leigh (2021 OT 6-5 255) has been on fire since the showcase. He picked up offers from UVA and Purdue after his 2018 season. Since the showcase, Tristan has made quite a few college visits and he has added offers from Pitt, Louisville, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Penn State. The Virginia Tech and Penn State offers came on Thursday.
North Stafford WR Javon Swinton (2020 WR 6-1 160) came into the showcase with offers from Marshall, UVA, ODU and UMass. Since then, he has picked up offers from Indiana, Syracuse and Liberty.
T.C. Williams speedster Robert Longerbeam (2020 QB/DB 5-11 150) came into the showcase with an offer from UMass. Longerbeam blistered the forty-yard dash session, running a 4.39. He also ran a 4.19 5-10-5. Temple offered him in early April and he accepted the offer, committing to the Owls withing 24 hours after receiving the offer.
Longerbeam’s teammate, Anthony Eaton (2020 WR 6-0 189) is also a burner, proving it by running a 4.45 forty at the showcase. He came into the event with an offer from UMass and has since picked up offers from William and Mary, Campbell, Georgetown, Old Dominion and Buffalo.
We continue to track the athletes who are drawing interest and college offers. If we’re overlooking anyone, shoot us a message through the website. It’s our goal to draw college coaches to the region to recruit, and help the athletes here get the opportunities they deserve.
– Andy Hilton