Old Dominion’s team camps have hosted hundreds upon hundreds of local high school players over the years. It’s an opportunity for local teams to get extra work before practice can officially start. For Salem defensive end Trevon Hill, it was also an opportunity to earn a scholarship offer.
Chalk up more wins for the home team. The 757 Elite Team, represented mostly by Peninsula District stars with a few Southsiders bolstering the lineup, finished strong at James Madison’s passing tournament at the end of last week. It’s the culmination of another successful season for 757 Elite, and it marks great progress for the players that brought the team together.
Last weekend, Wake Forest commits Daiquan Lawrence (SR DB 5-11 185) and Terence Ricks (SR LB/RB 6-1 195) visited Wake during the program’s one-day camp weekend. The duo relaxed and enjoyed their time on campus, took in some of the camp, and spent some time getting to know the players and staff better. The Deacons’ latest commits from The 757 were left ready to start their college careers already.
For Bayside cornerback Jamez Brickhouse, it’s already been a busy July. Jamez picked up his second scholarship offer in a little more than a week, and the rising junior still has a lot of time ahead of him to earn additional offers. His stock is rising and it’s easy to see why.
Bethel lineman Ricky Walker might just be the most hotly pursued athlete at Bethel since point guard Allen Iverson. Iverson also happened to play football, but he wound up at Georgetown playing basketball for legendary coach John Thompson.
Green Run running back Anthony Scott was pumped about the opportunity to earn an offer from Virginia Tech. His combine performance was “disappointing”, in his words. A 4.43 forty in the rain had him fuming on Saturday. Despite doing well in one-on-one drills and impressing the coaches in Blacksburg, Anthony Scott was not happy about his camp performance. He’s close to landing an offer, but that’s not good enough for him.
The Virginia Thoroughbreds made their last 7 on 7 event of the season on Thursday, traveling to Charlotte to visit the 49ers and put on a show. The team did well, and the athleticism they displayed netted three offers for players on the team.
Most observers would have thought that Hawaii’s successful bid for Salem wideout Kwamane Bowens was a flash in the pan. After all, Bowens joined the Warriors in the class of 2013 after signing day when other options fell apart. The University of Hawaii coaching staff has upped their game by returning to The 757, this time for a pair of cousins at Princess Anne High School.
Old Dominion Football landed their first local commitment for the 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday night. It fittingly happened at the end of the first session of ODU Team Camp. The biggest news for the Monarchs was the teams they beat in successfully recruiting the player. Monarch Football has entered a new era.
The young talent in The 757 just keeps getting more recognition. Lake Taylor athletes are also piling up offers. Titan cornerback Nhyre Quinerly added his third offer on Tuesday, and it was a big one… as in Big Ten kind of big.