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Friday Night Lights IV: September 25th VT Recruiting Update

Big nights for some of the recruits, including an unconventional one for Troy Pride, Jr, highlight this week in recruiting results.

A couple of big performances by young defenders find their way into this week's update.
A couple of big performances by young defenders find their way into this week's update.
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Here's a look back at Virginia Tech's high school recruits from the week of Friday, September 25th. The players off this week are Eric Kumah, Divine Deablo, Victor Greene, and Phillip Patterson.

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

While Quillen appears to be a recruit meant for the secondary, he's still the quarterback of Hampton, which completely rolled over Gloucester, 76-7. The big player int his game was actually junior wide receiver Dazz Newsome, Deon Newsome's little brother. Quillen only attempted 6 passes in the game, completing all of them for 188 yards and two touchdowns- both to Newsome- and ran for another two touchdowns.

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

Sorry, no video this week.

Josh Jackson's Saline team remains undefeated, as they blast Ann Arbor Huron 42-0. Jackson was 17-23 for 181 yards and 2 touchdowns, also his second game in a row with now interceptions- now 12 and 3 on the year TD:INT.

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

Sorry, no video this week.

Things continue to not go well for Stonewall Jackson, as they lost to Potomac, 45-7. Floyd had five rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown, and one reception for 28 yards, but the game got out of hand quickly and it didn't appear like Stonewall had anything going for it.

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

Sorry, no video this week.

Denmark's Hanahan team unfortunately lost as well, falling to Stratford 10-7 in the rare low-scoring slugfest. They're now 3-2. Denmark had four catches for 85 yards.

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

Sorry, no tape.

Taylor's Southwest Onslow team will play Tuesday at 6:30 versus North Lenoir due to inclement weather cancelling Friday's game.

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

Greer demolished Traveler's Rest for the 13th straight year, 41-13. Troy Pride was simply ridiculous- 190 yards rushing on 13 carries, with three touchdowns of 7, 43, and 84 yards. He was in there to replace their usual running back, who was injured in the first quarter. He also caught a reception for 9 yards.

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

Another blowout, as a 61-6 score put Nansemond River over Hickory High School. The weather was apparently terrible, and the Warriors ran roughshod over the visiting Hickory team. This week we've got a little bit of offensive line highlight tape, showing that Hopple can both cut and drive block effectively to pop his runners loose.

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

Collins Hill has now doubled its win total to 2-3 as they roll Meadowcreek, 56-8. As for the tape, Belmar was both standing up an in a three point stance, and it really didn't seem to matter which he was in because he was in the backfield all night against their tackles.

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

More domination, as Indian River denied Grassfield the end zone, 34-3. They're now 4-0 on the year. Beckett is still REALLY strong and fast- was it just me, or was he fighting off or completely tossing offensive linemen to the side? Boy, could we us that.

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

Sorry, no tape.

Darlington continues its 5-0 undefeated run, downing Gordon Lee 56-35. No new tape on Kearns.

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

Sorry, no tape.

For an interesting twist, at least to this writer, Woodgrove won a football game against I high school I used to play against, downing Winchester's Millbrook High in double overtime, 31-28.

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

Henry Wise continues to rack up the wins, 44-7 over Northwestern. Wolfolk had a punt return touchdown, a couple of very nice tackles, and some HUGE receptions, including a touchdown.

That's all for this week, tune in next week for more updates.