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College offers flow for Tahj Capehart

Ocean Lakes DB/WR Tahj Capehart (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 With Ocean Lakes defensive back Levonta Taylor set to end his recruitment on April 3rd, Dolphins wide receiver Tahj Capehart is developing quite a national reputation of his own, confirming offers from the defending national champions Ohio State, North Carolina, and Tennessee in recent weeks. “I just picked up North Carolina […]

Vershawd Coleman commits to Ferrum

Maury DE/OLB Vershawd Coleman

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Maury Commodores may have had a down season in 2014, but it didn’t affect the ability of senior Vershawd Coleman to nail down his college destination.   After mulling over several possibilities, Coleman decided to stay in-state with Division III Ferrum. The 6-2 205 pound defensive end and linebacker played […]

Ryan Kluck talks about his Wake Forest visit

King's Fork QB Ryan Kluck (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 King’s Fork quarterback Ryan Kluck helped lead the program to its finest season in school history, finishing with a 10-3 mark after replacing last year’s starter Uriah Adams. The junior signal caller had the opportunity to visit the Wake Forest Demon Decons over the weekend, and came away impressed by the […]

Thomas Hopple commits to Virginia Tech

Nansemond River OT Thomas Jarrett Hopple (Photo: Nansemond River Athletics)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It didn’t take long for Virginia Tech to grab their second commitment from the 757. Two locals from the Class of 2016 have made their commitments, both are going to Tech. Today, on an unofficial visit, Nansemond River offensive tackle Thomas Jarrett Hopple committed to the Hokies. The 6 foot, 6 […]

Diego Inzunza picks ODU

Gloucester TE Diego Inzunza (Photo: Brandon Kelley)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Old Dominion continues to enrich their football program with walk ons.   This winter, Bishop Sullivan quarterback Blake LaRussa elected to walk on at ODU rather than take a scholarship at other schools.  There have been a lot of great contributors to the football program that started as walk-ons.  Today, on […]

How Do I Get My Son Recruited?

Demetri McGill of Ocean Lakes Signing in 2013 (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

This article was originally published in May 2014, but the content still bears repeating. – AH by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Parents ask this question all the time. My inspiration for this article came from this question coming up this morning. The answer is that there is no simple answer. There is no magic trick to […]

Great Bridge duo lands college offers

Great Bridge Lineman Justin Chase (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 College recruiting at Great Bridge continues to pick up.   Running back Tyain Smith and lineman Justin Chase, both rising seniors, have added new college scholarship offers. Chase (JR OL/DL 6-5 270) landed his first offer last month when he picked up James Madison.  Today, he added Appalachian State to his offer list. […]

Hard Knocks: recruit757 Senior Showcase delivers for BTW’s Victor Mathews

BTW Senior Victor Matthews (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 Despite sitting out this past football season due to eligibility issues, Booker T. Washington athlete Victor Matthews has committed to Southern Virginia University. Matthews relocated to the Tidewater area from Columbia, SC prior to his senior year. “I committed to Southern Virginia, because when I attended the {Recruit757} senior showcase they […]

Oscar Smith QB sees recruitment progressing

Oscar Smith QB Shon Mitchell (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Recruiting has been relatively quiet for Oscar Smith quarterback Shon Mitchell.   There’s been a lot of interest.   His first offer came last summer when he camped with Virginia Tech.   Since then, he led his Tiger team on another deep playoff run and has been developing his skills in […]

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 […]