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NSD: Lake Taylor sends seven Titans to college ranks (VIDEO)

Dazmine Palmer is headed to VMI (Antowyne Shaw/video still)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Coach Hank Sawyer and the Lake Taylor Titans it’s perhaps the biggest signing class in recent memory.   Winning on the field and hard work in the classroom has paid off for seven seniors at Lake Taylor. The success on the field has been undeniable.   Lake Taylor has won […]

Kempsville’s Nick Stokes is surprise flip to Army

Kempsville lineman Nick Stokes (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 NickOne story that slipped under the radar is the commitment of Nick Stokes to accept a commission to West Point. Stokes was one of seven local commitments to VMI, but that number was knocked back to six when Stokes bolted for the opportunity to play in Division I FBS. That doesn’t […]

NSD: Six Phoebus seniors sign

Eli Nelson signs his NLI (Facebook photo)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 On Wednesday, I started out at Hampton Hugh School to watch Jovonn Quillen commit to Virginia Tech. Somewhere in the middle we landed out near Churchland High School in Portsmouth to watch Michael Huff commit to Virginia Union University. Phoebus claimed a six o’clock start for their National Signing Day ceremony […]

NSD: Jason Goosen to walk on with Northwestern

Tallwood lineman Jason Goosen (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 The national signing day ceremony started just after 3 p.m. at Tallwood High School. Senior offensive lineman Jason Goosen stood out from the rest of his classmates seated on stage with him. His 6-foot-8 frame had him towering over the girls soccer player seated next to him.  As the only preferred […]

Indian River program sees progress as players spread their wings

Indian River had five players commit on NSD (Photo: Jamaar Hawkins/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 The five young men surrounded Indian River head coach Glenwood Ferebee. As each signed their letters of intent during the late afternoon ceremony, one underlying theme was the amount of respect each of the players had for the coach who molded the group into a dynamic bunch in 2015. The team […]

At Nansemond River, Hopple confirms VT, Stitmon flips to ODU

Thomas Hopple signs his NLI with Virginia Tech (Photo: Sarah Murphy/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 My fourth stop on the National Signing Day tour took me out of the Peninsula District, as Churchland did, and put me into the Southeastern District. The Warriors had their best season since the 2012 campaign where they went 7-3. Coach David Coccoli had alot to do with this transition but […]

Hampton HS Athlete Jovonn Quillen confirms his commitment to VT

Hampton QB Jovonn Quillen (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 Welcome to National Signing Day. Our first stop of the morning was at Hampton High School where the Crabbers had one lone commit on the day. Although they only had one lone commit this particular commit was a huge one. Jovonn Quillen verbally committed to Virginia Tech a short while ago […]

Three Kecoughtan seniors sign on Wednesday

Kecoughtan ATH Jacione Fugate (File Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 On our next stop covering National Signing Day we stayed on the Peninsula at headed straight up to Kecoughtan High School where Tyler Crist, Kaleb Tucker, and Jacione Fugate were prepared to make official commit to the colleges of their choosing. Kecoughtan held their Signing Day in their auditorium and was […]

Virginia State lands Denbigh OL Shaun Mason

Denbigh lineman Shaun Mason (Photo: Jon Fritz/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 We’ve finally made it to this day and for some it may feel like Christmas despite the elevated temperatures we’re experiencing at the moment. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to National Signing Day. This day wouldn’t be complete without a commitment and this one comes to you by way of Denbigh High […]

Heritage DT Sylas Walls commits to VSU

Heritage lineman Sylas Walls (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 Today isn’t just any day. With the rising of the horizon starts National Signing Day and clearly commitments are still coming in leading up to it. Heritage High School had had an influx of commitments as of late. TraSean Shackleford (SR/RB 5’9″ 175) made his commitment and that was followed by […]