Hermitage 2007: Tweedy Lands First Offer

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As usual, Hermitage (Richmond, VA) head coach Patrick Kane has a handful of prospects that could potentially earn college scholarship offers. One – Ath Alonzo Tweedy – scored his first official Division 1A scholarship offer last weekend on his unofficial visit to Virginia Tech.

“Virginia Tech really liked what they saw and when he was up there for the spring game they made an official offer to him,” Kane said. “They like him as an athlete or a rover/whip type of player. I didn’t ask him too much or anything, but he was very happy and very grateful.”

The 6-1, 180-pound standout’s junior season was his first on the varsity level after playing junior varsity in his sophomore season. Tweedy did well and started on both sides of the ball.

“He played what we call our h-back, which means sometimes he would line up as our fullback and sometimes he would line up as a slot receiver type guy,” Kane said. “We would move him around on offense. He started at outside linebacker for us as well. He’s just a talented athlete who is very aggressive to the ball. I think that really stood out for him on film. Whether he’s a receiver or a defensive player, he’s going after the ball. He’s going to compete towards it. I think with his athleticism and competitiveness really showed through on film.”

Maryland and Virginia are among the programs sending general mail to Tweedy, who Kane expects will draw much heavier attention in the coming weeks.

”Right now, he’s getting general mail,” Kane said. “I haven’t had a whole lot of phone calls, but tons of mail at this point and I expect things to get hopping in the next couple of weeks.”

Could an early decision come?

“It’s really the beginning right now, so I don’t think there are any plans either way,” Kane said.

A pair of linemen join Tweedy as potential 1A prospects.

“Earl Ferguson is an offensive lineman/defensive lineman for us,” Kane said. “He’s 6-5, 330 pounds. He’s getting a lot of interest. Obviously with his size a lot of people are going to want to take a look at him. The most interest right now is coming from Maryland. Maryland’s starting to