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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 […]

Western Branch Juniors Planning Visits

Western Branch LB Terrell Thomas (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 It’s the time for campus visits, for Junior Days and Spring Games. The Western Branch Football program has grown in strength under Head Coach Greg Gibson, and his players are becoming more and more attractive to college coaches. Many of the Bruins have big plans for college stops coming up. Bruins […]

Western Branch Grad Lands New Football Opportunity (VIDEO)

Gattaca DE Eddie Hamilton (video still)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 As a member of the Western Branch Bruins Class of 2012, Eddie Hamilton had a few things to work out. Hamilton was a magnificent high school athlete, running track and not playing football because of schedule conflicts. He’s 6-5 and 230, long and lean. He came into the Gattaca program as […]

ODU Football Lands Big Walk On

Western Branch ATH T.J. Boothe (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)

by Andy Hilton, recruit757 The ODU Football program has grown year by year. Even with an increased scholarship count, it’s impossible for the Monarchs to get every player they would want to have. The attractiveness of the program has never been greater, and this year ODU has picked up some key players that are coming […]