Nansemond River TE Julian Soriano (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Emory and Henry lands a big tight end in Julian Soriano
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Curt Newsome has elevated the football program at Emory and Henry since his arrival just a few short years ago.
Coach Newsome was a mainstay as a high school football coach in the 757 before landing in the college ranks at James Madison. He was an assistant coach at Virginia Tech under Frank Beamer for seven years before returning to James Madison. He left the Dukes’ coaching staff in 2014 to join Emory and Henry, and in November the program announced a move up to Division II football.
All of that is good for Nansemond River tight end Julian Soriano.
We’ve had Julian at multiple camps, including a recruit757 Spotlight camp and Clash of the Titans Showcase this past summer.
At the first Clash of the Titans in August 2020, tight ends coach Joe Jones (Ocean Lakes) praised Julian as a guy who “could catch any ball thrown his way.”
With a six-foot five-inch 240 pound frame, Soriano offers the Wasps prototypical size as a tight end.
“I am very excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Emory and Henry College,” said Julian in an announcement via Twitter.
— Julian Soriano (@juliansoriano88) January 11, 2021
Emory and Henry will play a final season in the ODAC this spring before moving to Division II and the South Atlantic Conference this fall.
Their in-conference slate in the SAC would include opponents like UVA-Wise, Carson-Newman, Catawba, Mars Hill and Wingate.
– Andy Hilton