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Coaches Corner: Hard work now will pay off

North Stafford Asst. Coach John Harris (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) In today’s Coaches Corner, North Stafford HS assistant coach John Harris talks about the importance of working hard NOW by John Harris, a special contribution to recruit757 In today’s times of social distancing in order to contain the COVID-19 virus as much as possible, it can…

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VHSL Executive Director speaks on COVID-19 and teamwork

VHSL Executive Director Billy Haun delivers a message on the path forward by Billy Haun, VHSL Executive Director On behalf of the Virginia High School League (VHSL), I want to thank you for your leadership and cooperation during this unprecedented health crisis. As we navigate our way through these unchartered times together, we will all…

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How are colleges coaches recruiting in a quarantine?

Photo: Lance Hinton/recruit757 K-12 school buildings are closed. Colleges campuses are closed. What now? by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For high school students looking to play college athletics, there are a lot of questions to be answered since everyone is out of school at this time. Trust me, college coaches are trying to come up with…

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Why do college coaches use recruit757 scouting service?

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 recruit757 works 52 weeks a year to find the best football talent in the Commonwealth of Virginia by Andy Hilton, recruit757 We’re ten years into providing coverage of high school football, and even more importantly, scouting service to the college football programs that recruit the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are other companies…

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Coaches Corner: Do you want the job or the title?

Coach Phillip Sims (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit804) Phillip Sims poses a question for those who want to be a head football coach Phillip Sims is now in his second position as a head coach. He’s the new leader of the J.R. Tucker football program in Richmond. In his playing days, Sims played under Richard Morgan at…

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Coaches Corner: Does a college coach want “and” OR “but” from his recruits?

Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757 Nick Saban’s wisdom is on display in the coaches corner by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Today, I’m going to ad lib off of a video clip that I saw of Nick Saban talking to a group of coaches at a Nike Coach of the Year clinic. Saban is highly regarded as perhaps one…

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Coaches Corner: What to do when an athlete wants to come back

(Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) An athlete walks away from your program and now wants to come back. What do you do? by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 A young head coach called me the other day from Arkansas. We were talking about the Wing T offense. He said, “Coach, I need your advice. I…

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Coaches Corner: Discipline vs. Punishment

Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757 Coach Lew Johnston again contributes to the Coaches Corner by Lew Johnston, a special contribution to recruit757 Coach Johnston has his own blog that you can find at CoachLewJ.com if you’d like to read more of his wit and wisdom. -AH Today’s title created an “interesting” discussion that I had with a…

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Hampton Crabber coach Danny Mitchell passes away

Hampton Coach Danny Mitchell (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757) Crabber Football and Baseball coach Danny Mitchell will be greatly missed by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Late last week, Hampton Crabber coach Danny Mitchell fell ill and was hospitalized. Early Wednesday morning, the coach passed away. His wife Sindi Mitchell issued a statement on Facebook: “It is with an…