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Western Branch Bruins Building College Interest

Western Branch QB Daniel Griffith (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s a busy time at Western Branch.   The Bruins football team has started the season 1-0 and college interest is pouring in. Assistant coach Jarome Bell handles college relations and he’s reported a huge amount of mail and phone calls since the season has ramped up again. “West Virginia, Purdue, […]

Preview: More “Games of the Week”

QB Vonn Quillen leads the Crabbers (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 This week was a tough one for picking the game of the week. Phoebus at Lake Taylor was a head taller than the best of the rest because it gives us a glimpse at a playoff match up between two teams that don’t play each other every year. Here are a […]

Preview: Western Branch Loaded With Experience

Coach Greg Gibson with Assistant Jarome Bell (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Greg Gibson is getting his program exactly where he wants it to be.   After two years of growing and building, there’s a feeling that this could be the year for the Bruins.  There are challenges ahead, but a healthy Western Branch Football team could be in the best shape ever to […]

Breakdown: Who’s Going To Top The Tigers?

Oscar Smith Head Coach Richard Morgan (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Oscar Smith Tigers have a ten year run of winning the Southeastern District if you count last year.   The SED died when the VHSL reclassified prior to last season, but that doesn’t diminish the dominance of Smith.   They haven’t lost to an SED team since 2006 when they fell to […]

Daniel Griffith Sees Junior Year As Opportunity (VIDEO)

Western Branch QB Daniel Griffith (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Most people don’t develop on a steady rise.   There are plateaus, leaps, and setbacks along the way.   Western Branch quarterback Daniel Griffith (JR QB 6-1 215) had a huge opportunity in winning the quarterback job to start his sophomore season.    Last year, he didn’t hang onto it.   This year, he’s determined […]

Salem Sweeps In Peanut City Shootout

Salem Captures The Title!  (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Salem SunDevils rolled to victory in the ninth annual Peanut City Shootout with an offense that couldn’t be stopped. That’s a good contrast to their stellar season last fall when their defense was the key to victory in game played in pads and helmets. Salem started the day with a […]

Western Branch Players Drawing Interest

Western Branch RB Corey Gray (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The profile of Western Branch continues to rise with college coaches.   After a Spring Evaluation period that was especially productive, many Bruins are hitting the college camp circuit this Summer.   Western Branch Assistant Coach Jarome Bell keeps us up to date on the latest. Running back Corey Gray (SR RB 5-8 […]

Best Of The 757 Brings Talent Out

Best of the 757 All-Camp Teamer Jared Keyes of Grassfield (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 On what was a picture perfect day on Saturday, local talent was well represented at a new venue for the Best of the 757: Norfolk Academy.    The Best of the 757 held its seventh annual football combine and showcase, kicking off the summer camp season. Local high school coaches anchored the […]

Western Branch Freshman Catching College Eyes

Western Branch FS Zavion Hunt (Photo: WB Football)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Western Branch High School had their football workout for college coaches almost two weeks ago. Since that time, several Bruins have gotten follow up attention from college coaches. After all, almost two dozen colleges were on hand to see the players go through their paces in an on again/off again rain […]

What We’ve Learned: College Workout Week

Terrell Toliver has arrived at Heritage (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s been a busy week for college football coaches hitting The 757 and looking for recruits. Several schools held special group workouts where all of their team hit the field to showcase their skills. recruit757 has tracked the presence of almost 50 colleges here this week evaluating talent and academics. If […]