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Bobby Wilder’s 353 Program Is Brilliant For ODU

Bobby Wilder at a 2013 One-Day Camp (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 I’ve shared the concept with coaches, parents, and players. Time and again, the feedback is positive. People get it, once they know what it is. Now, the ODU coaching staff has a web page dedicated to “353″. The idea is brilliantly simple. As a high school player moving on to college […]

Meet The New #1: Josh Sweat

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

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It didn’t take long for Josh Sweat’s performance at Nike’s The Opening to have an impact.    The defensive end from Oscar Smith shined brightly in spite of an injury out in Oregon.   Now, he’s made the jump into the #1 spot nationally.   He’s officially the top recruit in the 2015 recruiting […]

Richard Burney Commits To Cavs

Hickory TE/DE Richard Burney (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

  by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Hickory tight end Richard Burney had some good choices going.   On Saturday, he decided to end his recruitment.   The Hickory football team had just returned from team camp at Florida State and the summer camp season is winding down. Burney held offers from Buffalo, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Elon, James Madison, and […]

Hunter Adds Wisconsin Offer

Indian River ATH Devon Hunter (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Indian River sophomore Devon Hunter, it’s two offers in two days.   His stock continues to rise.   Just a day after landing an offer from the University of Tennessee, Hunter has landed an offer from the University of Wisconsin. For Hunter, it’s offer number 17.   It not only marks another great […]

Devon Hunter Adds SEC Offer

Indian River ATH Devon Hunter (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 For Indian River athlete Devon Hunter (SO ATH 6-3 210), the opportunities for exposure don’t stop.   The rising sophomore has such a head of steam in recruiting, it’s hard to imagine things slowing down for him.   The Nike DC Camp came in late April at the start of the Spring Evaluation […]

Virginia Tech Football Lands Another Big 757 Recruit

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

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Virginia Tech is on a roll in The 757. Oscar Smith running back Deshawn McClease had quite a few choices when it came to his college recruitment.    Offers rolled in from schools like Charlotte, Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Temple, Louisville and Wake Forest.    Recently, McClease had favored Maryland.   Ultimately, […]

Ben Debastiani Working Hard For Offers

Indian River LB Ben Debastiani (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Indian River linebacker Ben Debastiani (SR LB 6-2 210) has a lot of things working for him.   He’s tall and athletic, with good speed for his position.   He’s a coach’s kid, with his father coaching at Division I Norfolk State.   His grades are impeccable.   Ben is working hard this summer by […]

ODU Football Adds Watts To The Class

Landstown WR/DB Quincy Watts (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 There should be no power outage for the ODU offense any time soon.    Yes, Taylor Heinieke will depart after this coming season.   Shuler Bentley is the big name on the horizon at quarterback.   The Monarch offense has been clicking on all cylinders, and now the program will add Watts.   Quincy Watts, […]

Grant Holloway Poised For Takeoff (VIDEO)

Grassfield WR Grant Holloway (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Grassfield has a not so secret weapon.   Grant Holloway (JR WR 6-3 190) had a productive sophomore season, but he spent it supporting the 1-2 punch of Vincent Lowe and Isaiah Harper.   Lowe and Harper grabbed attention on both sides of the ball and have now moved on to play for […]

Hill Picks Hokies

Salem DE Trevon Hill (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Cue up Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” The drama ended on Saturday morning with Salem defensive end Trevon Hill picking the Virginia Tech Hokies. Hill had narrowed his choices down to North Carolina and Virginia Tech earlier in the week, then made the announcement on locally on ESPN Radio. “I’ve enjoyed the process, […]