“We’re trying to build a program. The kids are excited for next season and working hard already. I do think we have an opportunity to be an up-and-coming team. We have the nucleus to be a strong team.” – Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, VA) head coach Heath Gibbs.
Coach Gibbs certainly seems to have a talented group to work with over the course of the next few years. The headliners include rising senior quarterback/athlete Breon Bailey and rising junior linebacker/running back Kwontie Moore.
In the 2011 class, Virginia Tech has requested film on the 6-2, 210-pound Bailey and 6-4, 250-pound offensive lineman Billy Rawls. Tech has also requested film on Moore, who stands 6-3 and weighs 230 pounds.
Bailey plays quarterback but could potentially play another position on the college level.
“I think the interest is just now kind of growing,” Gibbs said, referring to Bailey. “His highlight film is just getting out to people. He’s a very talented athlete even though the numbers don’t jump off the page from this past year. I think he accounted for 18 touchdowns, 10 in the air and eight on the ground. He threw for just over 900 yards with over a 50-percent completion rate. Of the 900 yards, 700 came in the last five games. And he led our team in total yards. He has a strong arm and he’s a good looking athlete.”
There is other interest in Bailey besides Virginia Tech, which seems to be in the initial stages of recruiting the talented prospect. Bailey may attend a senior camp at Tech later this year.
“There is UNC. He just went down there this past weekend,” Gibbs said. “Old Dominion is interested. I think ECU has asked for film. I know N.C. State has been at the school. Things are starting to really get going.”
Coach Gibbs reiterated the possibility of Bailey ending up at another position on the college level.
“That’s what I’m hearing,” he said. “Breon is a 210-pound athlete who can run. I could imagine him playing in a couple of different positions, but I haven’t heard anything real specific from college coaches.”
Fellow junior Rawls has ACC interest as well. Most notably, he visited...
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