Manchester DB Kwame Dehaney (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804)
Recruit804 Fab 30: Kwame Dehaney DB Manchester #24
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit804
What a difference a season can make. In 2016, Kwame Dehaney was unstoppable from the defensive back position. Just a sophomore at the time, Dehaney was able to notch seven interceptions through the first eight games of the season which made him one of the most coveted defensive backs in the Central Region. At the time he was just 15 years old and Coach Greg DeFrancesco knew exactly what he had at James River in Dehaney. Prior to the 2017 season, Dehaney made the switch from James River to Manchester in a move that shook up the entire defense for the Lancers. Now entering his senior season, Dehaney has a lot more left to prove with a Division 6B state championship well within reach.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the city of Richmond. Continuing our countdown as the 24th best senior prospect region-wide is Manchester starting defensive back Kwame Dehaney.
#24 Kwame Dehaney (2019 DB 6-0 180) – Manchester High School
Manchester has a defense stacked with household names and many of them reside in the secondary. Now in no way, shape or form does that down play any of the other areas of strength for Coach Tom Hall. The acquisition of Hakeem Beamon from L.C. Bird will fortify the Lancers defensive line into something many people will need to keep their eyes on. However, the depth the Lancers have built on the secondary may be second to none in the Central Region this season.
Val West, Brandon Majette, Sincere Adams and Kei’Trel Clark are all capable of locking down any opposing wide receiver on an island. When you add Kwame Dehaney to the mix of talent, you’re adding a defensive back that has grown adept to making intelligent decisions on the football field at a very young age. Last year was a promising season for the Manchester product as he was able to pick up All-804, All-State, All-Region and All-Metro honors.
Dehaney’s diligence and will to continue to develop throughout the regular and off-season has led to him picking up collegiate offers from Old Dominion, Hampton, Towson and UVA-Wise. Thus far he’s taken trips out to William & Mary and Old Dominion among other programs. With the regular season almost less than a month away, expect for Dehaney to keep pushing for the necessary results needed to get himself where he wants to be.
– Brandon Mitchell
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