Lake Taylor WR/DB Pierre Royster (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Virginia State makes a splash with new offers at Lake Taylor
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
It’s easy to find good players on a state championship team. While Lake Taylor may have graduated a few key pieces from the 2019 squad, the rising senior class is full of talent as well.
Virginia State didn’t hesitate to put their stamp on a few hot prospects as they extended offers to three Lake Taylor seniors on Friday.
Lake Taylor Head Coach Hank Sawyer reported the news to recruit757.
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“Three All-State players for Lake Taylor have been offered by Virginia State: Pierre Royster (2021 WR/SS/P 6-1 185), Jeff Foster (2021 QB/DB/K 6-1 175), and Darious Speight (2021 WR/DB 6-0 180),” Sawyer said. “Pierre Royster is fast, mean, and strong. He plays the run and pass well. He is a big part of our success. Jeff is smart, very athletic, and can pass as well as run the ball. He understands the game of football. He has taken us to Class 4 state championship game in back to back seasons. Darious has great hands, and an awesome ability to go and get the ball. He caught 8 TDs in the playoffs alone last year. That trio makes it happen for the Titans.”
Thanks to God & my Coaching Staff At Lake Taylor High School Blessed To Receive An scholarship From Virginia State University Go Trojans #GoTrojans?? @Santonyo9 @Coach_Watson72 pic.twitter.com/umDYHCqbgy
— Pierre Royster (@PierreRoyster) October 9, 2020
Virginia State has been very active in making scholarship offers across the state, most of them coming to athletes in the 757 and the 804. Lake Taylor has sent a lot of players to HBCUs over the years, and if this trio goes to Virginia State, they have a real opportunity to make an impact.
“All three of those guys are winners and they are very close. I think they would love to play college football together. All three are team captains, so the leadership is there. Each of them can dominate a game and each of them are great players on any side of the ball. Pierre is our punter, Jeff is our Place kicker, and Darious is our leading special team player. They’re great in all phases.”
Virginia State has gotten aggressive with recruiting the class of 2021 and these offers are another step in the right direction.
– Andy Hilton