The Week In Review

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“The Week In Review” is a weekly feature catching you up on how Virginia Tech’s class of 2014 commitments performed on the gridiron the previous week.  We begin with the week’s top performers…

Andrew Ford , QB, Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, PA)

Showing no ill effects from a minor injury to his throwing shoulder suffered in the preseason, Ford completed 17 of 20 passes for 209 yards and four touchdowns as Cedar Cliff romped over Conestoga Valley, 53-7.  This was the regular season opener for Cedar Cliff.

Javon Harrison , ATH, Kathleen (Lakeland, FL)

Harrison has potential as a cornerback or wide receiver.  If he isn’t a return specialist in college, I’d be very surprised.  Harrison returned a kick-off 91 yards for a touchdown as Kathleen defeated Centennial, 40-0, to move to 1-1 on the season.  He returned a kick-off 96 yards for a touchdown in a losing effort the previous week.

Travon McMillian , QB/ATH, Hylton (Woodbridge, VA)

State title contender Hylton won its season opener, 38-6.  McMillian led the way with 21 carries for 165 yards and three scores, and 125 yards passing with one touchdown.

Cam Phillips , WR, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD)

Phillips played a significant role in his team’s season opening win over Phoebus.  He came up big again in week two, reeling in seven passes for 137 yards and a touchdown as the Stags handled Godby (FL), 26-9.

CJ Reavis , S, Thomas Dale (Chester, VA)

Reavis had 11 tackles as Thomas Dale defeated a tough Cosby squad, 21-14.  The Knights are 1-0 on the season and will meet crosstown rival L.C. Bird on Friday night.  Bird, the 2012 Group AAA Division 6 state champion, is led by another Virginia Tech recruit, defensive back/wide receiver Shawn Payne .

Greg Stroman , CB, Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA)

Stroman, whose primary role in high school is as Stonewall Jackson’s starting quarterback, rebounded from an early interception and 1-for-8 passing start to guide the Raiders (1-0) to a 39-14 win over Potomac.  The Tech-bound prospect had touchdown runs of 3 and 46 yards and a touchdown pass of 39 yards in the win.

Marshawn Williams , RB, Phoebus (Hampton, VA)

The bruising back rushed for 150 yards — 50 of which came on a touchdown run — as Phoebus downed Gloucester, 41-20.  This was Williams’ second straight productive performance, as he rushed for 82 yards and a score in a loss to DeMatha the week previous.

The Phantoms evened their record at 1-1 heading into a bye week this week.

More VT Commitment Updates

– DB Terrell Edmunds , DE Vinny Mihota , and OL Brady Taylor all helped their teams to victory this past weekend.  Dan River (Ringgold, VA), Massaponax (Fredericksburg, VA), and Bishop Ready (Columbus, OH) are all 1-0 on the season.

– Holland (PA) Council Rock South (featuring VT OL commit Eric Gallo ), Lawrenceville (VA) Brunswick (Tech TE/DL recruit Xavier Burke ), and Deshler (OH) Patrick Henry (VT OL commit Colt Pettit ) all lost last week.  All three of those teams are 0-1 on the year.

– Paramus Catholic (Paramus, N.J.) offensive lineman Billy Ray Mitchell and his teammates meet Gilman (Baltimore, MD) this Sunday, in what is the season opener for PC.  Gilman features top senior linebacker prospect Melvin Keihn , who is still considering the Hokies along with Maryland, UVa, Rutgers, and others.

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.), which features offensive lineman Tyrell Smith , begins its season this week with a match-up against St. Joseph Prep of Pennsylvania.

– PK Michael Santamaria and his Athens Academy (Athens, GA) teammates had a bye this past weekend.  Athens Academy is 1-0 on the year.

– Finally, Virginia Tech fans will get to see wide receiver commit Jaylen Bradshaw in action on Friday night, when Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) meets Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA).  Bradshaw will be counted upon to be one of Smith’s top playmakers this season.  The game begins at 8 pm and will be televised by ESPNU.

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