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Sports Parents: How Involved Should You Be?

Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757

Last night’s Game Plan: Scholarship Workshop was a great time to cover some of the questions related to parenting a prospective college athlete.   Here, Scott addresses some of the ways to keep your views in proper perspective as you’re raising a “soon to be” adult. by Scott Cochrane, recruit757 It’s natural for parents to want […]

Eric Crosby Lands First Offer

Ocean Lakes' Eric Crosby (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Here’s the biggest prospect you’ve probably never heard of…. Eric Crosby punted for Ocean Lakes last fall. The problem for Eric was that there was a logjam at so many positions. Was he better than Derrick Nnadi at defensive tackle? Better than Jahvoni Simmons at middle linebacker? Better than any of […]

Trotman Digs W&M and HU Visits

Landstown DB Tyriuq Trotman (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Landstown defensive back Tyriuq Trotman has been a busy guy this month. There’s been a camp or college stop every weekend so far, and he’s gotten some quality time in with both William and Mary and Hampton University. Trotman is coming into his senior season, so there’s no time like the […]

ODU Football Offers Carney

Norfolk Christian Lineman Michael Carney (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The ODU Football program continues to put it’s best foot forward when it comes to recruiting. Just days after UVA offered 6-5 300 pound lineman Mike Carney from Norfolk Christian, Old Dominion has jumped into the picture. “The coaches at ODU knew about the UVA offer and they said they liked […]

Army Motuapuaka Seeing Recruitment Pick Up

Salem Lineman Army Motu'apuaka (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Yes, we’re going to talk about Army recruiting for minute. It’s a fun pun, but Army Motu’apuaka is seeing his recruitment pick up. The Salem lineman grabbed a lot of attention when he picked up his first scholarship offer as a freshman. Recruiting has been quiet since then, but now he’s […]

757 Trio Takes In Tech And Wolfpack

Phoebus RB Jomari Becnel (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Last weekend was a busy one for a few of our local players.   Spring games were happening on a lot of college campuses, and we had a trio of players from The 757 visit Virginia Tech and NC State together. Hampton WR Cal Kee, Nansemond River QB Jermaal Wells, and Phoebus […]

ODU Offers King’s Fork DB

King's Fork DB Kane Miskel (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Old Dominon’s coaching staff knows how to find talent in The 757.   Just months from coming off an All-Conference season that featured a deep playoff run, King’s Fork defensive back Kane Miskel has picked up his first offer from none other than the Monarchs. Miskel has been putting in the off-season […]

Norfolk Christian Lineman Picks Up ACC Offer

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Norfolk Christian lineman Michael Carney is so big, it’s hard to miss him.   In the case of his recruitment, it’s easy to see a lot of scholarship offers in his future.   Even as a 6-3 290 pound freshman, Carney was getting a lot of attention.   Now as a 6-5 300+ pound […]

ODU Football Gains Second Commitment

Salem WR/DB David "D.J." Davis (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The ODU Football program is on a roll.   For the second time in three days, the Monarchs coaching staff has gotten a local commitment from the Class of 2015. Assistant coach Zohn Burden has done well tapping into the schools in Virginia Beach, and he’s landed another defensive back after reeling […]

De’shawn Brown Takes In ODU Spring Game

Norview WR De'shawn Brown (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Norview wide receiver De’shawn Brown (JR WR/SS 6-1 175) was one of a few dozen high school athletes in attendance at the ODU Spring Game on Saturday. For many, it was the first time visiting the campus. Even though Brown lives in Norfolk, he admitted that he hasn’t seen the campus […]