Recruiting Notes

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Fork Union Update

West Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL) wide receiver Robert Lockhart and Dinwiddie (VA) tight end Chris Hall are both enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy. Both players are expected to stay just half a year and enroll at Virginia Tech in January, assuming they both make the grade academically.

The prospects can use one course to help improve GPA, and the first SAT is this Saturday. The first ACT is October 22.

On the field, Shuman has been impressed by both prospects. He first discussed the 6’2″, 180-pound Lockhart, who has shown his playmaking ability through four games (FUMA is 3-1).

“He’s explosive. He can really get down the field,” Shuman said of Lockhardt, FUMA’s outside receiver. “He reminds me of Eddie Royal. He has good hands, his body is fluid, and he can adjust to the flight of the ball. He has done pretty well catching the ball down the field. He probably has 12 catches already. He has scored three times.”

Hall, who stands 6’4″ and weighs 240 pounds, is playing tight end, the position Virginia Tech is recruiting him to play. He was Dinwiddie’s starting quarterback in 2009 and 2010, and before that saw action at running back and wide receiver.

“The guy is pretty good at tight end,” Shuman said.

Hall has missed some time this season due to injury, but he is expected to return.

“He is doing good,” Shuman said. “He had surgery 10 days ago. It was just a meniscus, and they went in and cleaned it up. He should be back to action soon.”

Riley Leads Team To Victory

Donovan Riley was exceptional in Baltimore (MD) Poly’s 12-0 win over previously unbeaten Edmondson. The 6’0″, 195-pound senior had three interceptions, one of which he returned 15 yards for a 4th quarter touchdown, and a touchdown reception in a big-time effort.

“Definitely, everything was clicking,” Riley said of his performance. “I felt I was always around the ball. Thanks goes to the rest of the defense, for helping to put me in the position to make those plays.”

The interception he returned for a score certainly was a big one, giving Poly a two score advantage. Riley, who starts at cornerback and receiver

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