Oscar Smith defensive end Darren Flowers made his college commitment Tuesday night. The Tiger took a weekend visit, then got an in-home visit yesterday that sealed the deal. Darren will be going out-of-state with a full ride to play Division I ball.
After a big junior season and a huge senior season, running back Tony Pittman has made his college commitment. The Phantom tailback was certainly productive, rushing for almost 1500 yards in only eight regular season games in 2012. Pittman had early interest from big schools, but it was a latecomer that landed him.
Since Maryland pulled Demetri McGill’s scholarship earlier this month, the Ocean Lakes lineman has had no lack of suitors. Schools like Connecticut, Wake Forest, and James Madison quickly jumped back into the mix. McGill has narrowed his target list down to four, and he’s taken two visits already. He has two more visits to make before signing day. Then, he’ll make his decision. ($$)
Hickory High School has their first signee of the 2013 class. Lineman Colby Beecham made a college visit this weekend and made up his mind quickly.
Booker T. Washington has three new commitments in their senior class. The team was young this year, struggling to a 3-7 season with only six seniors on the roster. In one fell swoop, half of the senior class has locked in their college plans.
After a long recruitment, Menchville kicker Dillon Christopher really didn’t take long to make up his mind. Dillon took a visit to VMI last weekend and landed his first official offer. Still, ODU, William & Mary and Virginia Tech were in play. After taking the week to think about it, Christopher confirmed his decision on Sunday night.
Jaivon Smallwood had a strong senior season at Bayside. He played alongside Demetrious Nicholson and Anthony Cooper in his junior season, and then shared catches with Cooper in his senior season as quarterback Deion Stitt set a Bayside record for passing yardage. Smallwood took that productivity to the college level when he committed to Virginia State as part of the Class of 2012.
Western Branch High School is well on its way to having its biggest signing day ever. College coaches have been streaming in for the senior class as signing day approaches, and Bruin juniors are also seeing their recruitment heat up.
Bethel lineman Ricky Walker continues to pick up offers. The Bruin has a special knack for picking up ACC offers as he now has seven offers including five ACC schools. Of course, with the new offer, he wouldn’t be playing in the ACC by the time he gets to college.
Bethel wide receiver Willie Davis is now off to college. Davis, along with Rashawn Proctor and quarterback Frank Brown, lit up opposing defenses on their way to winning the Peninsula District in 2011. Academically, Davis had a few things to work out. He’s now college ready and he’s made his commitment.