Week In Review: Troy Pride Shines At New Position

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Here is the latest report on Virginia Tech’s class of 2016 and class of 2017 recruits…

GRIDIRON STARS

– Cornerback recruit Troy Pride Jr. did just fine filling in at tailback last Friday night, rushing for 190 yards and three touchdowns as Greer (S.C.) blew away Travelers Rest, 41-13. The Yellow Jackets improved to 5-0 on the season. Click here for the full game story and see below for highlights.

– Virginia Tech quarterback commit Joshua Jackson completed 17-of-23 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns as Saline (MI) remained undefeated with a 42-0 win over Ann Arbor Huron. The Hornets are 5-0 and have won by at least 41 points in each of their past four games.

JoVonn Quillen Jr. tossed two touchdown passes and rushed for two more as Hampton (VA) destroyed Gloucester, 76-7. Quillen completed all six of his pass attempts, including touchdowns of 69 and 27 yards to Dazz Newsome. The Crabbers are now 4-0 on the season.

Quillen had a big night on offense, but below is a defensive highlight from last week’s win…

Myles Wolfolk had two catches for 130 yards and a touchdown as Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise remained unbeaten with a 44-7 win over Northwestern. The future Hokie defensive back totaled eight tackles as well in the win, including four solo efforts and one tackle-for-loss.

Here are highlights of Wolfolk’s performance last week…

– Suwanee (GA) Collins Hill (2-3) has won two straight after losing its first three games of the 2015 season. The Eagles downed Meadowcreek last week, and here are highlights of VT-bound linebacker Emmanuel Belmar (no. 9 in white jersey).

– Linebacker recruit Tavante Beckett helped Chesapeake (VA) Indian River remain unbeaten with a 34-3 win over Grassfield. Indian River has started the 2015 season with four straight wins. Check out highlights of the future Hokie linebacker (no. 4 in white jersey) courtesy of MaxPreps.com.

– Suffolk (VA) Nansemond River, which features Virginia Tech offensive line recruit Thomas Jarrett Hopple, blasted Hickory by 55 points to move to 4-1. The Warriors will be a good test for Tavante Beckett and the undefeated Indian River Braves later this week.

– Wideout Divine Deablo hauled in touchdown passes of 17 and 28 yards in Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor’s 35-31 loss at home to Reagan. The Spartans (3-3) held a 31-21 advantage in the 4th quarter but couldn’t hold the lead.

– Hanahan (S.C.) wide receiver Sam Denmark had four receptions for 85 yards in a 10-7 loss to Stratford. The Hawks have dropped two straight after winning the first three games of the 2015 season.

HOW THE REST OF VT’s RECRUITS FARED

WON: Clay Dean, DT, Purcellville (VA) Woodgrove (4-1); Patrick Kearns, OL, Rome (GA) Darlington (4-0)

LOST: Reggie Floyd, S/RB, and Devante Smith (ATH, Class of 2017), Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson (0-5)

DID NOT PLAY: Victor Greene, LB, Spotsylvania (VA) Courtland (3-1); Eric Kumah, WR, Woodbridge (VA) Forest Park (3-1); Phillip Patterson, WR/DB, Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside (4-0); Jimmie Taylor IV, DE, Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest Onslow (2-3) (Note: Game versus North Lenoir was postponed to September 29.)

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