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Friday Night Lights: October 23rd Recruiting Update

Another HUGE night from Eric Kumah and a couple of undefeated teams highlight this week's VT recruiting update.

At least Travon's good.
At least Travon's good.
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Here's a look back on Virginia Tech's recruits and their performances this week of Friday, October 23rd. Only one bye week this week, mentioned below.

Jovonn Quillen (Hampton, VA. 185lbs, 6'-2", Athlete)

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Hampton remains undefeated after erasing Menchville, 56-0, all points coming in the first half. Quillen only played into the second quarter, and had a day of 4-6 passing, with 82 yards. He threw two TD passes to Dazz Newsome (brother of Deon Newsome), and had a touchdown on the ground.

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Victor Greene (Spotsylvania, VA. 215lbs, 6'-0", Outside Linebacker)

No video, sorry.

Unfortunately for Vic Greene his Courtland team was downed by King George, 19-14, dropping them to 6-2. They still can get the top seed in the conference, though. Greene ran for 17 carries and 101 yards, but no touchdowns. Yep. He's getting recruited to play OLB.

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Reggie Floyd (Manassas, VA. 205lbs, 6'-0", Athlete)

No current video, sorry.

In a battle of completely defeated teams, Osbourn Park dropped Stonewall Jackson, 14-13. This sent Stonewall to 0-9. No stats, sorry.

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Eric Kumah (Woodbridge, VA. 205lbs, 6'-3", Wide Receiver)

Kumah's Forest Park Bruins won 30-28 on the last play of the game. Kumah was, as usual, a freak of nature, totaling 9 catches for 225 yards including a 96 yard TD catch. He also included 2 carries for 16 yards but seriously, 225 YARDS IN A HIGH SCHOOL GAME. Ball on, Eric Kumah, ball on. He's quickly approaching Samuel Denmark as my favorite recruit in this class.

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Joshua Jackson (Saline, MI. 200lbs, 6'-2", Dual-threat Quarterback)

Jackson didn't have a game this weekend, but he was down in Blacksburg on a recruiting visit. The team he was originally scheduled to play had to cancel, ending their regular season officially as previously mentioned last week.

Divine Deablo (Winston-Salem, NC. 180lbs, 6'-3", Wide Receiver)

Sorry, no video.

Deablo's team got back on the winning track on Friday, getting to 5-5 after dispatching Parkland 49-15. Deablo had both a 4 yard TD run and a 29 yard pass reception for a TD.

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Phillip Patterson (Virginia Beach, VA. 180lbs, 6'-2". Wide Receiver)

Ocean Lakes unfortunately beat Bayside, and badly, 58-6. Ocean Lakes is LOADED with players for the 2017 recruiting class, including Tahj Capehart, Khalan Laborn, and Eric Crosby. No stats on Patterson, but Ocean Lakes is yet again a major team to watch next year.

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Samuel Denmark (Charleston, SC. 175lbs, 6'-0", Wide Receiver)

Hanahan beat Beaufort, 41-19. ...Yeah, I still love Samuel Denmark. He had a fly sweep (?!) touchdown, along with multiple receptions for another score, including some fancy footwork on long passes.

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Jimmie Taylor (Jacksonville, NC. 220lbs, 6'-3". Defensive End)

(doubles as local coverage)

Unfortunately, Southwest Onslow was obliterated by Croatan, 47-7. As usual, no stats for Mr. Taylor.

Troy Pride, Jr. (Greer, SC. 165lbs, 6'-0", Cornerback)

Greer destroyed Southside, 48-14, putting them at 9-0 and winning their conference. Pride had three catches for 20 yards and a TD, but didn't have much in the way of kicking or punt returns- the highlight you see above was called back by the penalty.

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Thomas Jarrett Hopple (Suffolk, VA. 270lbs., 6'-6", Offensive Line)

Sorry, no video.

Nansemond River beat the pants off the King's Fork Bulldogs, 42-6. Their running back ran for 186 yards on 20 carries.

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Tavante Beckett (Chesapeake, VA. 215lbs, 6'-0", Outside Linebacker)

Indian River blanked Hickory, 44-0. As seen in the highlights, he had a pick-6 on a jumped route and at least a couple of tackles. No paper stats, though.

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Clay Dean (Purcellville, VA. 255lbs, 6'-2", Defensive Tackle)

Sorry, no video.

Woodgrove beat Park View, 52-0. As usual, no stats.

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Myles Wolfolk (Upper Marlboro, MD. 185lbs, 5'-11", Cornerback)

As usual, Wise Athletics does a good job of getting things out, and it shows that Wise beat Bowie 44-7 today. Wolfolk had both a 2-pt. conversion and an important INT on a fourth down play, and of course a 21 yard TD reception.

Emmanuel Belmar (Suwanee, GA. 220lbs, 6'-2", Outside Linebacker)

Unfortunately Collins Hill lost to Mill Creek, 42-17. No paper stats, but he at least had one big TFL, and a sack/and/or forced intentional grounding.

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Patrick Kearns (Rome, GA. 270lbs, 6'-5.5", Offensive Line)

Yet again, Darlington bagged a win, this time over Armuchee, 44-6. They're now 8-0.

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Khalil Ladler (Bradenton, FL. 168lbs, 5'-10", Cornerback)

IMG Academy played Paramus Catholic (one of the historically best high school football programs in the country) and won, 28-20.

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Tune in next week for more high school updates!