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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 […]

Western Branch’s Arman Jones adds Ivy offer

Western Branch LB Arman Jones (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 When football can earn you a shot at a stellar education, it’s a double win. Western Branch safety/linebacker Arman Jones has the physical goods to play at the college level.  Already 6-1 and 205, he has the look.   On the field, he’s got game. He had 77 tackles, 38 solo […]

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 […]

Kenan Johnson makes his college pick

Western Branch DE Kenan Johnson (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Long and lean defensive end Kenan Johnson has made his college pick.   West Virginia State got a steal. Johnson (SR DE/OLB 6-4 230) had 43 tackles, five sacks, 15 tackles for a loss and 25 hurries in his senior season.  He was a beast off the edge for Western Branch, yet […]

Josh Culberson elects to prep at Fork Union

Western Branch DE Josh Culberson (Photo: Sam Mizelle/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 Josh Culberson is a promising young linemen who just recently finished his high school career at Western Branch. There’s been plenty of college interest, but Josh has made the call to prep a year before going to college. Here’s why…. Culberson transferred from Churchland to Western Branch after his junior year. […]

Western Branch Linebacker lands big D-III offer!

Western Branch LB Keith Howard (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 A big time D-3 offer.   That sounds like an oxymoron to most recruitniks.   Fans think of the ACC, SEC… the Power Five schools when it comes to big time college football.   In this case, Western Branch linebacker Keith Howard (SR LB 5-9 185) has truly landed a big […]

Holiday News and Notes

Linebacker Tavante Beckett (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 We’ve hit the end of a two-year scheduling cycle, and we’re already seeing some changes for the 2015 football schedule.   Athletic Directors are booking new games for their teams, and we’re seeing some exciting developments. Western Branch has booked their season opener at Cocoa High School in Cocoa Beach, Florida for September […]

Deshawn McClease and Tavante Beckett All-Conference 2 Teams

Oscar Smith QB Shon Mitchell and Head Coach Rich Morgan (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 You would expect the All-Conference 2 team to be dominated by Oscar Smith, since they’ve dominated district play for so long. By introducing new teams and new players, you get a variety of opinions from the coaches. For instance, Coach Alonzo Coley of Kecoughtan won the Coach of the Year award. […]