Chris Conti (JR OL 6-3 305) from Douglas Freeman HS in Richmond is staying busy this off season. When Chris isn’t in the gym or on the track, or attending combines and camps, you can find him on the road visiting college campuses. His interest list is deep with regional colleges, and sure to get deeper as his reputation grows.
Oscar Smith wide receiver and defensive back Monty Fenner hit prime time last year for the Tigers as he finally found a starring role. Now Fenner is doing his best to parlay that opportunity into college offers. He impressed last summer during camp season, then scintillated in his junior year. His visit to Wake Forest this past weekend was the beginning of a new round of college trips.
Princess Anne linebacker Aaron Glover and wide receiver Jordan Glover are cousins. Quarterback and safety Shelton Beale is close to the family as well. All three made a trip up to Philly with Aaron’s Dad, Deon Glover, in order to get a look at the Owls. Temple is making a bigger push to recruit in The 757 now that Phoebus wide out Romond Deloatch is up there and Assistant Coach Brandon Noble is in the fold. Noble knows The 757 from his year recruiting it at Coastal Carolina, plus his time as a First Colonial lineman.
It’s the time of year for college visits. For rising senior cornerback Aaron Chandler, it’s time to work on his recruitment. Chandler has just come off of a week where he visited HU and James Madison. After getting lots of positive feedback, he’s energized for the next wave of visits to come.
At Gloucester High School, it’s a little harder to get noticed. The Dukes are somewhat the forgotten program of the Peninsula District. While the district designations are soon to be no more, it’s still going to be tough to shake the notion that Gloucester is off the beaten path when it comes to football. One young man is doing his best to bring some attention to Gloucester football. Despite missing a head coach and a winning program, James Scott is hitting the trail for college visits and camps in an effort to get noticed.
Princess Anne linebacker Aaron Glover was the out-of-towner that made a big splash. Glover followed up last year’s MVP performance at the Maryland 5-Star with another award winning performance this year. He was the only 757 area athlete at the event, but that didn’t slow him down.
If you think that the halls at Indian River High School are quiet since Andrew Brown left, you’d be wrong. Brown wasn’t the only top college prospect for the Braves, and college coaches are still streaming into the high school to see the football talent. Tyler Fain is attracting a lot of attention. As he finishes off his junior year, he’s looking forward to a senior season that is certain to lock in his reputation as a top level college bound talent.
Granby athlete William Smith is making the rounds already and he’s made another college stop. The proximity of Hampton University allowed “Boojoe” to take in a quick visit with the Pirates. He’s still looking for his first offer, but college interest is certainly picking up.
As recruits are closing in on their senior year, there are some big time colleges diving into The 757. Tallwood lineman Theo Goosen is no exception. At 6-4 260, T.J. is seeing growth and notoriety happen at the right time. Goosen hit the road a lot last summer, and is travelling as much as he can this spring, making college visits and getting his name known.
Poquoson athlete Grayson Boyce has been on a fast track since his sophomore season. Then he played linebacker and fullback but eventually progressed to defensive end as the Islanders tried to defend their 2011 Division 3 State Championship. Boyce became a team leader in his junior season as Poquoson made the postseason again in 2012, and in the process won the attention of many college coaches. Recruiting attention has come from schools big and small, near and far. A local favorite became the first to pull the trigger when they made a scholarship offer earlier this week.