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Virginia Tech Spring Game marks Justin Fuente’s arrival

Can you name all five Hokies from the 757?

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 Outside of Lane Stadium, prior to the Virginia Tech spring football game, there was memorabilia available for auction honoring longtime Hokies head coach Frank Beamer, who retired following the 2015 season. But inside the stadium, the only hint of Beamer’s presence was the table set up outside in the building’s main […]

Oscar Smith Signing Day headlined by McClease

Oscar Smith WR/DB Anthony Elliott (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 Ten athletes begin to pile in the auditorium shortly after 9 o’clock Wednesday morning. Eight football players, one baseball player, and a girls volleyball standout eager to start another National Signing Day at Oscar Smith High School. Noticeably absent was five-star football recruit Josh Sweat, who enrolled at Florida State in […]

2014 VHSL 6A All-State Teams

Ocean Lakes RB/WR Jaason Lewis (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It was another banner year for local teams at the 6A level, and the highlight had to be Ocean Lakes’ first ever state championship. To the victor goes the spoils, and that’s certainly evident with the number of Dolphins on the All-State teams. In addition to Ocean Lakes players grabbing honors, […]

2014 All-6A South Teams

6A South Player of the Year Jaason Lewis of Ocean Lakes (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 There’s a whole lot of talent here, including players from the Ocean Lakes Dolphins, undefeated Group 6A State Champions in 2014.   In addition to the Dolphins, you’ll see lots of Oscar Smith, Cox, Woodside, Kecoughtan and more in the mix. Here are your All-6A South Teams: Coach of the Year: […]

Ocean Lakes Passes Tiger Test (VIDEO)

#5 Levonta Taylor soaks in the celebration with his Ocean Lakes teammates (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The “biggest game of the year” didn’t start out well for Ocean Lakes.   Both teams came into the game highly strung, and it showed.   The Tigers drove the length of the field to start the game, then capitalized on a Dolphin error on their first possession. Shon Mitchell found […]

Josh Sweat Set To Announce

Oscar Smith DE Josh Sweat (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Oscar Smith, it’s been a long football season. They’ve won a ton of games, but they’ve done it without their star defensive end. For Josh Sweat, the season has been even longer. Instead of joining his teammates on the field on Friday nights, he’s been on the sidelines. Josh and […]

Young Locals Are Huge For Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Bucky Hodges (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The last two recruiting classes of local players made a big difference this year. Virginia Tech may have struggled in 2014, but extending their streak of bowl appearances to 22 is a huge accomplishment.   It’s hard to imagine that getting done without the help of the freshmen on the roster, […]

Oscar Smith Win Sets Up 6A South Showdown (VIDEO)

Colonial Forge could not stop #22 Deshawn McClease (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757  Oscar Smith and Ocean Lakes were slated to meet in the 6A South Final.   All they had to do was win.   Saturday’s game between the Tigers and Colonial Forge was the closest yet, but Smith managed to keep the Eagles at bay for almost all the full 48 minutes. […]

Deshawn McClease Sparks Tigers In Win Over Cox

Oscar Smith RB Deshawn McClease (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Twitterverse was abuzz with Deshawn McClease’s five touchdown performance on Friday night against #3 seeded Cox. McClease took off his helmet and found a seat on the bench midway through the fourth quarter with the game in hand. By that point he had rushed for 232 yards and his five […]

Round Two Preview: Best Cox Team Yet Lines Up Against Oscar Smith

Oscar Smith RB Deshawn McClease (File Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 #3 Cox (9-2) at #2 Oscar Smith (10-1) 7 p.m. Friday Cox has had a record setting year.  They’ve had their best season ever, reaching nine wins for the first time in school history.   They won their first playoff game ever last week in their win over Bayside.  Their offense […]