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Friday Night Lights IX: October 30th Recruit Report

More big nights from playoff bound players highlight this week's performances, including yet another stupid great Eric Kumah game, and Myles Wolfolk being a complete terror.

Big games this week! Playoffs start in high school.
Big games this week! Playoffs start in high school.
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(EDITOR/WRITER'S NOTE: This article was current as of Saturday night pre-Beamer retirement announcement. Obviously with that announcement, the commitment status and potential enrollment of any of these recruits can possibly change depending on external pressures, the next hire, or any number of other factors.)

Here's a look back on Virginia Tech's recruits and their performances this week of Friday, October 30th.

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

No video, sorry.

Hampton is still undefeated after blanking and spanking another team, Warwick, 54-0. They're 9-0 with the chance at 10-0 coming next week against Churchland. Quillen was 6-7 with 82 yards and 2 touchdowns, one being to Dazz Newsome.

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

Courtland beat up on James Monroe, tacking 48 points on their rival compared to 6 by their opposition. Courtland is now 7-2. They totaled 478 yards on the ground and only threw two passes with one completion. Victor Greene ran for 161 yards and 3 touchdowns on 16 carries. Again. This guy is a tailback. But this latest highlight does show a bit of defensive work, mostly getting off blocks as an outside linebacker like the Hokies apparently envision.

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

No current video, sorry.

In a season that they'd probably like to forget, Stonewall Jackson slunk to 0-10 on the year. They lost to Battlefield High, 47-16, after falling behind 33-0 at the half. No stats on Floyd, but that closes out his season.

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

Kumah had another stratospheric total from yet another football game.

Kumah dropped those yards and TDs on Gar-Field, tallying 29-8 total in the victory. He is a gigantic monster of a wide receiver and I cannot wait to see him in a Hokie uniform.

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

Sorry, no current video.

Joshua Jackson was announced as signing for early enrollment and will officially be joining the team in January.

In game news, Saline started its playoff march on the right foot, moving to 9-0 after beating previous opponent Monroe 28-14. Jackson wasn't so great in the air, tallying only a 6-15 night with 39 yards, but made up for it by scoring 2TDs and running for 46 yards on 10 carries.

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

Sorry, no current video.

Mount Tabor unfortunately lost to Davie County, 40-33. This likely ends their season at 5-6. Deablo cought two touchdowns for 165 yards on 6 catches, and rushed for 18 on two carries.

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

Bayside suffered a loss against rival Salem, losing 17-10. They're 6-3 on the season and definitely have a shot at the playoffs. No stats for Patterson, though, my apologies, outside of this video of an interception by him.

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

Hanahan advances to the playoffs (at least, in the title game for Region 8-AAA in South Carolina) against Hilton Head by defeating their rival Berkely, 35-18. Denmark caught one touchdown and had at least 34 yards on said touchdown, but no further stats were published. The highlight shows another 32 or so yard catch as well. Denmark is another early enrollee, and will join the team in January.

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

(Doubles as local coverage. Do advance to 9:30.)

Bad news for Southwest Onslow as they lose to Dixon, 14-7. This was apparently an upset as Dixon hadn't beaten Southwest Onslow in a while. Taylor, however, is another early enrollee and will be joining Denmark, Wolfolk, and Jackson.

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

Greer is 10-0 after beating Blue Ridge, 32-7. They've got five games left in the playoffs toward the State Championship. Pride was all over the place, blocking two FGs and catching 2 touchdowns.

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

Another beating in our logbooks as Nansemond River obliterated Grassfield, 59-18. They're 6-3 and have likely made the playoffs. This was no small feat, as Grassfield was 7-1 going into the game. Their running back made 217 yards on 16 carries.

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

Indian River also continued their winning ways, beating up Lakeland 48-7. Beckett, from the highlights, totaled around 7 tackles with 4 or so being for good losses. He shows a lot of upfield speed and vision, which would be key in a very blitz-heavy defense.

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

Sorry, no video.

Woodgrove beat Rock Ridge, 63-0; they're now 8-1 on the season. As usual from Woodgrove games, no stats.

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

It was announced that Wolfolk will be enrolling in January, and that'll be appreciated to bolster the Hokies secondary. As for his High School Results? Well, how about that punt return TD?  Or the TD grab? Or the End-around Sweep for the TD? Can we get this guy a lid NOW? Oh, and Wise is still undefeated. Go figure with a guy like that.

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

More bad news for Belmar, as Peachtree Ridge beat his Collins Hill team, 28-13. This drops Collins Hill to 4-6. Belmar recorded a sack on the night, accompanied by a couple other tackles and a strip on a punt. From the highlights this week they used him more as a defensive end than an OLB. He's sure to stand up in college full time.

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

Darlington is undefeated at 9-0 after whooping Coosa, 35-0.

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

Ladler returned to the football field for the IMG Ascenders for the first time this year after a brutal knee injury. They won their game, 50-16 as you can see. Ladler will hopefully be another early enrollee.

Tune in next week for more high school updates!