Tech recruits such as Deshawn McClease are still chasing state championship dreams, while others such as Adonis Alexander were stopped short in the playoffs this past week. Let’s get to last week’s action involving these and other future Hokies…
– Adonis Alexander, S, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)
Independence’s fantastic 2014 season came to an end last week, when Hough defeated the Patriots, 42-29, in the second round of the 4AA West playoffs. The loss was the first of the year for Independence, which won 12.
– Jahque Alleyne, DB, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA)
Ocean Lakes remained undefeated with a 39-7 playoff win over Kecoughtan. The Dolphins will now face James River in the 6A South, Conferences 1 & 2 semifinals this week.
Alleyne had three receptions for 34 yards and three assisted tackles in last week’s win.
– Mike Arnold, OL, Winter Haven (FL)
Winter Haven lost to South Fort Myers, 41-23, in the 6A regional quarterfinals. The Blue Devils finish the 2014 season with a 10-2 record.
– Coleman Fox, RB/ATH, Salem (VA)
Fox once again came up big for the Salem Spartans. The Tech-bound prospect rushed for 200 yards and two scores in leading Salem (12-0) to a 38-28 win in the second round of the Group 4A North playoffs. Up next for the Spartans is a Saturday matchup with George Washington (Danville).
– Darius Fullwood, DE, Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
Good Counsel held a 14-0 lead early on in last Saturday’s WCAC championship before DeMatha Catholic rallied for a 24-20 victory. The Falcons compiled a 10-2 record this season, including an undefeated record in WCAC regular season play.
– DuWayne Johnson, CB, H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.)
H.D. Woodson had a week off to prepare for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl, where it will face Ballou for the DCIAA Stars title. The Warriors have compiled a 10-2 record so far this season.
– Harry Lewis, DL, Phoebus (Hampton, VA)
Lewis’ high school career came to an end at the hands of the Monacan Chiefs, who downed Phoebus 35-0 in the 4A South second round. The Phantoms went 8-4 this season.
– Carson Lydon, LB, East Lake (Tarpon Springs, FL)
Lydon had a 4-yard touchdown run in East Lake’s 37-21 win over Braden River in the 7A regional semifinals. East Lake (12-0) will meet Fort Myers in the regional final this week.
– Deshawn McClease, RB, Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA)
McClease’s latest big-time performance came in Oscar Smith’s 55-14 win over Cox last week in the Group 6A South, Conferences 1 & 2 regional playoffs. The future Hokie rushed for 232 yards and five scores, spurring the Tigers (11-1) on to a regional semifinal matchup with Colonial Forge. Oscar Smith defeated Colonial Forge in last year’s regional final.
– Mook Reynolds, CB, Northern Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)
Northern Guilford rolled over Fike, 58-28, to advance in the 3AA East playoffs. Reynolds had two receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Nighthawks (12-1) next face Orange on Friday night.
The 2014 season is over for the following Virginia Tech recruits…
– Logan Byrd, QB, Class of 2016, Veterans (GA), 2014 Record: 3-8
– Austin Clark, OL, Rockbridge County (Lexington, VA), 0-10
With his high school career over, Clark now looks ahead to beginning his college career at Virginia Tech in January of 2015.
– Chris Cunningham, TE, Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville, FL), 7-3 record in 2014
Atlantic Coast finished the 2014 season with four straight wins but fell short of making the playoffs. Cunningham was credited with 14 catches for 241 yards and four touchdowns in his final high school season.
– Damien Dozier, LB/DE, Knightdale (Raleigh, N.C.), 3-8
– Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Dan River (Ringgold, VA), 7-4
Edmunds got the job done on both sides of the ball his senior season. On offense he rushed for 652 yards and 10 touchdowns, and he added 200 yards receiving and one score. Defensively, Edmunds had 109 total tackles (39 solo) with 28 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. Edmunds had an interception and a fumble recovery as well.
– Trevon Hill, DE, Virginia Beach (VA)
– Conner ODonnell, WR, Class of 2016, Concord First Assembly (Concord, N.C.), 2-9
ODonnell, named one of his team’s most valuable players on MaxPreps, had 76 receptions for 1,686 yards and 10 touchdowns his junior season.
– DAndre Plantin, OL, Norcross (GA), 7-4
– Eric Whitehead, DT, Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN), 4-4