Green Run (Virginia Beach, VA) concluded its 2009 season with a 5-5 record. It was a disappointing season for head coach Shawn Wilson, who dealt with injuries to standout seniors Dejor Simmons (missed 5 games) and Jamal Wallace (missed 2 1/2 games). Green Run rallied to win four of its last five games, though, and coach Wilson is excited about the team’s prospects for next season.
“I think it’s setting up to be a good season next year,” Wilson said. “Some of our JV players will have to step up, but we had some players step up this year when other guys went down.”
Recruiting-wise, Green Run has at least one FBS level junior prospect. He is David Dean , a 6-2, 265-pound offensive guard/defensive tackle.
“David is highly recruited already,” said Wilson, who could have as many as three seniors sign letters of intent with FBS schools in February. “He has an offer from Louisville. He was all-region and all-Tidewater at offensive guard, but he’ll be a d-tackle on the next level.”
Dean has gotten the job done on and off the field.
“David’s just a great overall kid,” Wilson said. “He has a 3.3 GPA. He already has a high enough score on the SAT. He is a hard-nosed player. It’s hard to keep him in practice because he practices so hard. I have to calm him down, which is rare for a lineman. He is getting bigger, stronger and faster. He is fast and agile.”
Virginia Tech, which scored defensive lineman Joe Jones in Green Run’s 2008 class, is interested in the first-team all-Beach district defensive tackle.
“Coach Newsome came down and the defensive line coach has been down to see him,” Wilson said. “They haven’t offered yet. All of the schools interested have tape and transcripts. I don’t know what certain school’s needs will be next year, but we’ll see what happens.”
Tech expressing interest in Maury junior
“Our number one junior is a linebacker who finished the year with 101 tackles. He had 600 yards at running back,” said Maury (Norfolk, VA) head coach John Quinerly, referring to 5-11, 190-pound Neal Anthony-Hale. “He’ll be heavily recruited. He’ll probably be a strong safety in college. I think he’s probably the best hitter...
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