Here is a rundown of how Virginia Tech’s football recruits performed on the gridiron the previous week…
– Wide receiver Phillip Patterson turned in the performance of the week, hauling in touchdown receptions of 48, 59 and 81 yards as he helped Virginia Beach (VA) Bayside to a 26-14 win over Landstown. The Tech-bound senior and the rest of his Marlins (6-1) teammates now look ahead to a matchup with reigning 6A state champion Ocean Lakes.
Patterson’s impressive highlights from the Landstown game are below.
– Following a heartbreaking loss to Oscar Smith, Chesapeake (VA) Indian River rebounded with victories over Nansemond River and Deep Creek last week. Linebacker Tavante Beckett, a Virginia Tech commitment, had eight tackles and an interception return for a touchdown in the win over Nansemond River. He followed up with a 6-yard touchdown reception in the shutout victory over Deep Creek.
The Braves are 6-1 heading into this week’s matchup with Hickory.
Nansemond River, which features offensive line recruit Thomas Jarrett Hopple, answered its loss to Indian River with a 45-0 win over Great Bridge last Friday night. The Warriors are now 4-3.
– Hampton (VA) defeated archrival Phoebus, 19-7, to remain unbeaten this season. The Crabbers’ (7-0) starting signal caller, Virginia Tech-bound senior JoVonn Quillen Jr., accounted for 172 yards of offense (112 passing, 60 rushing) and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the win.
– Future Hokie linebacker Victor Greene rushed 15 times for 129 yards as Spotsylvania (VA) Courtland defeated Spotsylvania, 35-0, to capture its sixth win of the season. Check out Greene’s highlights below. The Cougars have lost only once.
– Reggie Floyd‘s 136-yard rushing performance, which included a 94-yard touchdown run, wasn’t enough to propel Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson (0-8) to its first victory of the 2015 season, as the Raiders lost last week to Patriot by a score of 41-12. Stonewall Jackson features Floyd, a senior running back/safety, as well as another Virginia Tech commit in junior athlete Devante Smith. Floyd’s senior season highlights are below.
– Woodbridge (VA) Forest Park dropped a tough one to Woodbridge, 18-15, and is now 4-3 on the season.
Wide receiver Eric Kumah had another solid outing, hauling in five receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown. His 32-yard touchdown reception was Forest Park’s first score of the game. The Bruins would take a 15-12 lead in the fourth quarter before Woodbridge returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Click here for the game story from InsideNova.com.
– Highly regarded wide receiver recruit Divine Deablo rushed for two scores but Winston-Salem (N.C.) Mount Tabor fell to West Forsyth, 24-14. The Spartans are 4-5.
HOW THE REST OF VIRGINIA TECH’S FOOTBALL COMMITS FARED LAST WEEK
WON: Clay Dean, DT, Purcellville (VA) Woodgrove (6-1); Sam Denmark, WR, Hanahan (S.C.) (5-2); Joshua Jackson, QB, Saline (MI) (8-0); Troy Pride Jr., CB, Greer (S.C.) (8-0); Myles Wolfolk, DB, Upper Marlboro (MD) Wise (7-0)
LOST: Jimmie Taylor IV, DE, Jacksonville (N.C.) Southwest Onslow (3-5)