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Is Western Branch’s Arman Jones due for a Virginia Tech offer?

Western Branch LB Arman Jones (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757 When Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokie staff want to see a player they usually get their wish. Last week Western Branch assistant coach Shannon Messick received a call from Virginia Tech representatives stating they wanted to get a good look at Western Branch product Arman Jones. Messick obliged their […]

Southeastern District schedule preview

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

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Southeastern District has been ruled by the Oscar Smith Tigers for over a decade. Smith hasn’t lost a district game since 2006, when Hickory got the best of them. They’ll shoot for their ninth season running the table, but one team has picked up a lot of steam and will […]

Camp Report: Top Performers at CPAC Combine

Bethel WR Javon Rodriguez at the vert station (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The combine stats are in, thanks to Katie Allen and the staff at Tidewater Performance.   recruit757′s College Prospect Assessment Camp was a winner on Monday, attracting over 60 campers for a showcase event on the first day of the college dead period. Tidewater Performance warmed the high school athletes up, […]

Western Branch QB Jacob Wilson commits to Bucknell

Western Branch QB Jacob Wilson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 On a day when Indian River linebacker Jaquan Yulee committed to the University of Alabama, Western Branch quarterback Jacob Wilson became the second Chesapeake athlete to make a college decision, giving his pledge to the Bucknell Bison. “I felt the program was a perfect fit for me,” Wilson said of the […]

Jacob Sortino is Portsmouth Christian’s secret weapon

Portsmouth Christian Kicker Jacob Sortino (Courtesy Photo)

by Jamaar Hawkins, recruit757 In the backdrop of the Portsmouth Christian football field, there sits a number of tall trees that informally create a section of woods. With each extra point attempt, freshman kicker Jacob Sortino booted ball after ball into ball deeper into the woodsy area, apparently aware of the growing importance of each […]

Home team wins Lake Taylor 7-on-7 tourney

Lake Taylor QB/Slot/DB Torran Espree (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Some of the names may be different, but the story looks the same. Lake Taylor will be formidable once again in 2015. Granted, this is 7 on 7. The Titans couldn’t run their standard Veer offense that dares opponents to try to stop the run. Oddly enough, the event’s final game […]

Camp Report: Coach V’s picks for tops at the CPAC

Coach Mike Villagrana addresses the campers (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Mike Villagrana, recruit757 This Saturday’s recruit757 College Prospect Assessment Camp ((CPAC) gave me a great opportunity to update myself on the talent of the region.   I’ve coached at the college level and recruited here in the 757 for years, but my last recruiting class here was the 2014 class.   There’s a lot […]

Newport News NUC showcases local talent

Overall NUC MVP Curtis Morgan (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Over 100 campers showed up for the Shuman’s NUC Showcase in Newport News on Sunday, and it included a refreshing mix of players, mostly guys who were looking for a big break.   There were middle school players and high school players.   Most of the high school guys were the […]

Nike Opening Regional results have 757 talent ranked highly

Lake Taylor DB Keyvone Bruton (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The Nike Opening Region held at Centreville High School in Northern Virginia yielded some surprises and some expected results. Ocean Lakes defensive back Levonta Taylor and Indian River’s Jaquan Yulee nabbed invitations to The Opening in Oregon, but how did our region’s other players fare? Those at the top of the […]

More offers are popping at Western Branch

Western Branch QB Jacob Wilson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s been a busy spring at Western Branch, with college visits, offers and Spring Evaluation now ongoing.   Here’s a look at some of the most recent activity: Jacob Wilson picked up a scholarship offer from South Carolina State, making him the second quarterback in the region out of the Class […]