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.
By all accounts, Grassfield running back Vincent Lowe had a great camp at Virginia Tech. The Grizzly tailback showcased his speed and his overall football skills for the Tech coaching staff in hopes of landing one more offer before shutting down his recruitment. Lowe has quite a number of scholarship offers already, but a Hokie offer would be a difference maker.
Saturday’s one-day camp at Virginia Tech yielded very few surprises on the face of it. A number of prospects wowed the coaches. Several committed players came out to show their support, and quite a few current Hokies visited to see who was showing well. Ocean Lakes defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi is closing in a decision for his college choice, and Virginia Tech is on the short list.
When the VHSL proposed changes to the classifications and alignments of teams in Virginia several years ago, many local fans felt the excitement, rivalries, and pageantry of high school football would be lost and it would change Friday Nights under the lights forever.
After 20 years in Hampton, the VHSCA All-Star events are headed elsewhere. The executive committee of the VHSCA voted on Wednesday to move all events to Liberty University in Lynchburg, starting in 2014.
On Monday night, a little over 100 sports fans gathered together for the Chesapeake Sports Club’s July meeting to hear the high school football coaches of Chesapeake talk about their programs and their philosophies of coaching the young men of the city. It was a great opportunity to get a preview of the season, and a look into the lives of the coaches that mold our young men.
Phoebus has a lot of talent. One of the unsung heroes of the offensive and defensive line is Jamal Earls (SR OL 6-3 245). The big man has the size, skill, and pedigree to earn a college offer. So far, his camp exploits have gotten him a lot of interest, but no offers. He’s determined that his time will come.
Andrew Brown is now making a name for himself at Nike’s The Opening in Oregon. Prior to his trip out west, he spent his Saturday announcing his college committment and celebrating that announcement. He verballed to Mike London and the UVA Cavaliers. Take a look at the video below, and learn a little more about Andrew’s character, why he committed to the Hoos, and how he made his announcement to the media, including ESPN, who was interviewing him via webcast.
Green Run coach Jeff McGowan has a new group of studs that could take them far this fall. One of them is one of the Beach’s less heralded prospects: defensive end Shaun James. James is a converted basketball player who’s still getting his feet wet on the gridiron. James held four offers going into the weekend. Now, it looks like a failed 7 on 7 tournament led to his fifth offer.