The first of two one day camps went down in Blacksburg on Sunday and the news was good for players from the 757. Jaylen Bradshaw, Deshawn McClease and Josh Sweat came away from Tech with new offers, and that might have a domino effect that’s very good for the Hokies.
Indian River lineman Tyler Fain is seeing his recruitment really take off. The rising senior picked up two new scholarship offers last week, and there’s promise of more on the way. College coaches like what they see in the big man. He’s finding more admirers as the weeks go by.
Hank Sawyer’s building a heckuva program in Norfolk. The Titans won the Division 5 State Championship last year, and what do they get for it? They move down to Division 4. Watch out. The Titans are reloaded for another title run.
Poquoson defensive end and full back Grayson Boyce has worked hard this offseason. He’s bulked up to about 240 pounds, adding muscle which will serve him well in his senior season. His size and football abilities also serve him well in his hunt for college scholarships. Grayson added another offer last week, bringing him to three, with more on the way.
Indian River lineman Tyler Fain is gathering lots of attention. Since blue chipper Andrew Brown left for Oscar Smith, Fain has stepped in as the dominant presence on the Braves line. He doesn’t have the name awareness that Brown built, but Fain is turning heads and causing college coaches to take notice.
Phoebus lineman Walter Brantley can’t wait for the day when he’s the BMOC. For those of you not picking up what I’m putting down, that’s “big man on campus”. At 6-3 and 330, Lil’ Walt, as he’s affectionately called, is literally the big man on Phoebus’ campus. It won’t be long before he’s walking the open spaces of a college campus.
Princess Anne wide receiver and defensive back Jordan Glover may the lesser known Glover on the Cavalier team, but he’s working the recruiting process just like his cousin Aaron. Jordan is visiting colleges, camping, and training, in an effort to land the best scholarship opportunities he can.
To change things up a bit, we’re going to share Tallwood lineman Theo “T.J.” Goosen’s experiences in his own words. Theo Goosen (JR OT 6-5 260) took his entire Spring Break to visit colleges in the Northeast. When he returned, he took a visit to Hampton University and picked up his first offer. Goosen is ready to vault into Spring with a lot more knowledge about the recruiting process, and about himself.
Virginia Tech hosted three of the 804’s best young talents. Tyler Powell (JR DT 6-4, 245) from Cosby High School, Ricky Deberry (SO OLB/DE 6-2 235) from St. Christopher’s in Richmond, and Sylvester Mayers (FR ATH 5-7 145) from Glen Allen High School. The players toured the facilities, spoke with current and former players, and watched a live scrimmage.
Granby’s William “Boojoe” Smith is seeing the hard work that goes into a 9-1 season pay off. Smith led his Comet team to a highly successful season that was just a play away from being a 10-0 campaign in 2012, and the recruiting attention from colleges has been rolling in ever since. Boojoe took a visit to Hampton University on Friday, and just recently picked up some significant SEC interest.