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Jaquan Yulee Officially At River

Indian River LB Jaquan Yulee (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The resurgence at Indian River is one step closer to reality.    Highly recruited linebacker Jaquan Yulee has officially transferred from Lakeland to Indian River.   According to the family, and IRHS head coach Glenwood Ferebee, the reasons were just as much academic as they were athletic. “He was having some problems academically […]

Thomas Hopple Moves Up As ACC Level Prospect

Nansemond River OT Thomas Hopple (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 As a college football prospect, you’ve arrived when you land your first offer. For Nansemond River lineman Thomas Hopple (JR OT 6-6 270), the stakes were just raised in his recruitment when he picked up an ACC offer on Saturday evening. Hopple, a rising junior offensive tackle, got his first offer […]

Virginia Tech Adds Another Big Commitment!

Ocean Lakes DB Jahque Alleyne at VT Camp in July (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It seems that the Hokies are loading up on local talent for the Class of 2015.    The fourth local senior has committed to play football at Virginia Tech, and the season has yet to start. Ocean Lakes defensive back Jahque Alleyne gave his verbal commitment to the Hokies and made it […]

Wilder To Join His Dad At ODU

Maury TE/DE Derek Wilder (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 He’s coming into his senior year, and Derek Wilder, son of ODU Football head coach Bobby Wilder, has decided to make his college commitment.  After his Maury team scrimmaged Tallwood High School on Thursday night, Derek announced that he would attend Old Dominion University. “Originally, I planned to wait until the […]

Jahvoni Simmons Picks Cavaliers

Ocean Lakes LB Jahvoni Simmons (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Jahvoni Simmons has lived with the recruiting process since his sophomore year. The Ocean Lakes linebacker had no less than 23 scholarship offers. Now that he is closing in on his senior season, he decided that his mind is made up and it’s time to focus on Ocean Lakes Football. Simmons […]

College Hunt On Hold: Shane Westfall Transitions Into Team Practices

Woodside OL Shane Westfall (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Woodside lineman Shane Westfall accomplished his goal for the summer: impress college coaches.   The 6-1 310 pound lineman has it down.   He’s entering his junior season and has a head start on most of his competition when it comes to attracting college attention the old fashioned way. Westfall’s camp stops included […]

Recruits and Social Media: You’re In The Spotlight Now

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This article was originally published in April 2014, but deserves to be presented again. The player in the photograph is for illustrative purposes only.  – AH by Scott Cochran, recruit757 Flashback to January 2012: One of the most sought after high school defensive backs in the nation found himself expelled from the New Jersey prep […]

Jakorah Parker: Darkhorse RB Waiting To Break Out

Nandua RB Jakorah Parker (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 As a high school player, do you think it’s tough to get recruited?   Try living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where there are a total of five schools that play football in a land area the size of entire Southside and with a total population of about 44,000; that equals […]

Clayton Osterloh Winds Down Camp Season

Warhill LB/WR Clayton Osterloh (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 This weekend marked the end of college camp season, as college coaches make the shift from hosting recruits to prepping for the football season. In no time, college players will be back on the practice field, as will high school players. Warhill’s Clayton Osterloh is entering his senior season and he […]

Nhyre Quinerly Makes His Pick

Lake Taylor ATH Nhyre Quinerly (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Lake Taylor senior Nhyre Quinerly decided to end his recruitment.   The Titan corner narrowed his choices down to two recently.   When it all came down to it, he decided to stay close to home. Quinerly is one of two Lake Taylor corners who are Division I bound.   His teammate, Wayne Davis, […]