King’s Fork Notes: 2013 DB Camps At VT

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Virginia Tech signed King’s Fork (Suffolk, VA) linebacker/safety Dominique Patterson in the 2010 class and the staff likely will keep an eye on the school in the coming years as well. Three King’s Fork products were in Blacksburg on June 5 for Tech’s one-day camp, including rising sophomore Charles Clark and 2011 class prospects George Riddick and T.J. Hinson.

Clark, a 5-11, 175-pound prospect, started last season at cornerback. This upcoming season, he’ll start at slot-back, cornerback and returns kicks. He is already on Tech’s radar as just a rising sophomore.

“He felt pretty good about his performance at Virginia Tech,” King’s Fork head coach Joe Jones said. “His goal there was to hopefully run in the 4.6 range in the 40 and both of his runs were in the low to mid 4.6s. From that standpoint, he felt good. Coach Newsome said that Coach Gray liked him. Coach Gray put him against some good receivers and he held his own. Coach Newsome felt that they would definitely be keeping an eye on him. Charles met with Coach Beamer before the workout, so he was excited about that.”

Clark has performed well at other camps as well, including a good showing at the University of Richmond’s 7-on-7 tournament.

“The coaches there at Richmond really liked him,” Jones said. “He met Coach Latrell Scott. Coach Scott looked at another coach and said, ‘That’s what a player is supposed to look like.'”

Jones says that Clark has impressed both on and off the field.

“Chuck is a great young man first of all,” Jones said. “He is an honors student. He is pleased and excited with what he did, but I think this is just the beginning. I tell him to keep grounded, stay humble and keep working. He doesn’t miss a workout. He’s always asking other players to go out and play. He wants to be the guy when the game is on the line. And to me, he is just as good on offense as he is on defense.”

Riddick headlines King’s Fork’s 2011 class

6-3, 265-pound offensive guard/defensive tackle George Riddick awaits his first offer, but he has performed well in the camp circuit.

“George has really done himself well,” Jones said. “He hit the weight room with the team a week after the season was over in November.