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recruit757/Sportswrap Preseason Top Ten

Dolphins prowl like lions... (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Where else can you get a Top Ten of high school football for the entire region?   Who else covers local football 365 days a year?   There’s no one but recruit757. Along with the WAVY TV-10/WVBT Sportswrap, recruit757 will give you the definitive top ten for the 757 every week, […]

recruit757 Fab 30 Honorable Mentions

Ocean Lakes QB Kody Cunningham (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 We’ve honored the top 30 senior athletes in the region with the recruit757 Fab 30. That left a lot of great athletes that went unrecognized. There were some tough calls when it came to recognizing the talent we have here. In alphabetical order, here are the other athlete who had a […]

Preview: Bruins look to turn the corner

Western Branch Head Coach Greg Gibson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 There’s a philosophy that good is the enemy of great.   Since Greg Gibson arrived as head coach of Western Branch in 2012, the Bruins have been very good. Western Branch endured three losing seasons in a row and hired Gibson away from Norview.  In his three years, the Bruins have […]

Fab 30 of the 757: #22

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

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 We’re closing in on the kick off to the regular season. As we get closer, we’re going to continue to unveil recruit757′s top college prospects of the 2016 recruiting class here in the region, otherwise known as the Fab 30. There are lots of talented players, so we’re recognizing the best […]

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 […]