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Hampton ATH Vonn Quillen commits to Hokies

Hampton QB Jovonn "Bubba" Quillen (Photo: Andy HIlton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The 757 now has its first college commitment for the 2016 class.    Hampton quarterback Vonn Quillen verbally committed to Virginia Tech on Thursday. Quillen was exceptionally productive as a dual threat quarterback in his junior season.   He led the district in rushing and finished third in passing.   “Bubba” eclipsed […]

Recruiting picks up for Tyre Givers-Wilson, Navy offer in hand

Indian River QB Tyre Givers-Wilson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Indian River quarterback Tyre Givers-Wilson now has his first college scholarship offer. The Midshipmen of the Naval Academy have welcomed Tyre aboard. “He’s happy that school of that caliber have a great interest in him,” said Tyre’s dad, Thomas Wilson on Thursday night after receiving word of the offer. Coach Glenwood […]

Khalan Laborn adds new offers, including UVA

Cox ATH Khalan Laborn (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Cox High School football program is on the rise.   College coaches are taking notice and bigger offers are coming to the Falcons. You might say that lineman Blake Camper broke the ice when he committed to Rutgers, then flipped to South Carolina coming out of the recruiting class of […]

Now a Bruin, Quarterback Jacob Wilson adapts

Quarterback Jacob Wilson (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 Junior quarterback Jacob Wilson has spent the past two seasons as the signal caller for Great Bridge head coach Pete Gale.  This past year Wilson led the Wildcats to a 6-5 record before losing to Indian River in the 5A South playoffs. After leading the Wildcats to the 5A South playoffs […]

Quest for success: Jonathan Kraft picks Ferrum

Phoebus QB Jonathan Kraft (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 “Journeyman” quarterback Jonathan Kraft has made his college decision.   Kraft made his name as a mechanically sound quarterback with a streak of tough luck when it came to quarterbacking at the high school level. Early on in high school, Kraft worked tirelessly on making the conversion from offensive lineman to QB.    He was a […]

A 757 connection at Florida is resulting in Gator offers

Mark DeBastiani in his days at Norfolk State (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 In less than a week, the Florida Gators have gotten on the board in offering players from the 757. While college coaches can’t comment on prospects until they have signed a National Letter of Intent, it’s easy to summarize why the Gators have a sudden interest in the talent pool here. […]

Lafayette’s Deacon Smith commits to Averett

Deacon Smith (L) and teammate John Douglass (Photo: John Harvey/recruit757)

by John Harvey, recruit757 JAMES CITY – Lafayette High’s Deacon Smith has verbally committed to play football at Averett University. The senior linebacker announced his decision Wednesday after an official visit to the Danville School. He was awarded a full academic scholarship at the school. “It was a goal for me my whole life,” said […]

Who’s Next? Cheyton Pine lands two scholarship offers

Lafayette QB/LB Cheyton Pine and Head Coach Andy Linn (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by John Harvey, recruit757 JAMES CITY – Hot on the heels of senior quarterback Brendan McGinty closing in on a college decision, we have rising senior and Lafayette quarterback incumbent Cheyton Pine in the news. Pine, who played mostly linebacker in 2014, has grabbed his first scholarship offers. On Monday, Pine received his first scholarship offer […]

Lafayette QB lands Dartmouth opportunity

Lafayette QB Brendan McGinty (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by John Harvey, recruit757 JAMES CITY – Lafayette’s Brendan McGinty received his first college football offer from Dartmouth College. The 6-foot-3 senior turned in a memorable season with the Rams, leading his team to a school record 14 wins and a berth in the 3A state championship game. He amassed more than 2,000 yards of […]

Alabama and Florida State extend offers at Indian River

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

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s a hot time at Indian River for coach Glenwood Ferebee and his football squad.   Offers are rolling in for top Indian River prospects and interest in the program is building. Monday morning started with a call from Alabama and Head Coach Nick Saban.    Monday afternoon brought a call […]