Loudoun County (Photo: Michael Ferrara/BURG Sports Network)
Regional athletes are signing early on Wednesday
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
On today’s early signing day, the news is coming fast and furious from colleges around the state. Here are some early announcements from in-state players and teams.
– Tariq Sims (WR, 6-0 175), of Loudoun County High in Leesburg, has signed with Old Dominion. Sims turned down an offer Liberty for the opportunity to play for coach Ricky Rahne, whose team will not play a game in this Rahne’s first year at the helm.
– A quartet of Episcopal High athletes, lineman Logan Taylor (6-8 295) and LucRichard Rameau (ILB, 6-3 215) have signed, with the University of Virginia and Army, respectively. They join Maroon quarterback Emmitt Morehead who signed with Boston College early this morning, and cornerback Ethan Yip (6-2 175) who inked with the Tribe of William and Mary.
– James Madison has signed at least four Northern Virginia standouts so far today, including Tuscarora lineman Matei Fitz (6-2 265), Battlefield linebacker Matt Binkowski (6-1 220), Lake Braddock wide receiver/safety Maxwell James (6-3 190), and Stone Bridge linebacker Skylar Martin (6-2 215). For the Dukes, these four make quite a catch, as the collective group of players had dozens of offers from FBS and Power Five schools.
– As expected, North Stafford standout defensive back Shawn Asbury (5-10 175) II signed with the Boston College Eagles, where he will join Morehead.
– The University of Virginia has also signed Class 3 all-state defensive back and wide receiver Aidan Ryan (6-1 190) of James Monroe High in Fredericksburg.
– The Virginia Military Institute has signed returning Class 6 state champion Noel Innocent (CB, 6-1 170).
– Centreville lineman Ryan Lovejoy (OT 6-5 280) has locked in with Davidson.
– Monmouth will be gaining the services of two NOVA players of note – Liberty-Bealeton lineman and center Jordan Woodson (6-4 260) and Lake Braddock’s Remi Johnson (OLB, 6-2 210), giving Hawk coach Kevin Callahan some player leverage in two positions.
We’ll have more from the region as the news comes in.
– Jim McGrath