The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine got underway today, featuring no less than five players with local ties. The biggest bragging rights go to Ocean Lakes High School. The Dolphins have three alumni competing in the Combine: Justin Hunter (Tennessee), Shamarko Thomas (Syracuse), and Marcus Davis (Virginia Tech).
The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is underway. The four day event tests the measurables of prospective NFL athletes as the look to leave college and enter the NFL draft. Each day features players from different positions.
The big offer lists just keep getting bigger. Lake Taylor big man Jalyn Holmes added another big offer this week, which might only make his decision harder when it comes time to figure that out. The options for Holmes are beginning to be mind boggling. Titans Coach Hank Sawyer has to be proud of the college attention his team is getting.
Highly sought after Class of 2014 prospect Quin Blanding is already calling an end to his recruitment. With dozens of offers in hand and a top ten that included UVA, UNC, NC State, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, MIami, Clemson and West Virginia last month, Blanding has some good options to choose from.
It was just a week ago that Bethel defensive tackle Ricky Walker picked up his eighth scholarship offer. Today, Walker picked up offer number nine. His recruiting stock is rising and his offer list is growing like the blue chipper he’s become.
Oscar Smith quarterback Dashawn Blow has made his college commitment. After a late blooming recruitment, Dashawn has finally found his college home. He’s headed out of state, but he’s playing Division I ball.
($$) In a sharp turn of events, the Peninsula’s hottest recruit for the Class of 2014 has completely cleaned the slate. Crabber running back Marshawn Williams has transferred out of Hampton High School and has decommitted from Virginia Tech. He’ll still be in the PD, and he’s re-opened his recruitment.
Jamil Kamara, fresh off of his first season in the private school ranks, is seeing his recruitment heat up once again. The Crusader has eighteen offers in his pocket, including a new one from out-of-state that came to him because of coaching changes. It’s just another Division I offer for a player that still piling up plenty of college attention.
One of the star players of Granby’s 9-1 season in 2012 has transferred out. Due to changes in his family life, Lineman Sherod Ryland will be playing his football in the Peninsula District in the Fall of 2013. That’s a setback for Granby, and a boost for a PD power.
For fans of High School Athletics, VHSCA All-Star week is the culmination of the year in sports, where the best seniors are honored for their participation in their sport, High school football players have to wait more than six months from the end of their senior season to the All-Star week where they get to play the game one more time at the high school level before they go off to college.