So far this fall, Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) junior quarterback David Prince has scored verbal scholarship offers from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia. He followed up with unofficial visits to both schools, visiting Tech for its win over Miami and UVa for the Cavaliers’ victory over Georgia Tech.
“Those were my first two actual college football games,” the 6’0″, 175-pound prospect said. “Both atmospheres were crazy. I liked both.”
If Prince came away with a lean towards one in-state school over the other, he didn’t let on to which school that may be.
“Not really,” Prince answered when asked if he favored one over the other after the October visits. “I’m still kind of still looking into them both.”
He certainly did enjoy being part of major college football atmospheres.
“I kind of caught myself getting into the game,” Prince said. “I was up and cheering at Virginia Tech. The same thing with the UVa/Georgia Tech game. I was feeling like I was one of the fans. I was big into both of them.”
Prince is being recruited by both Tech and UVa as an athlete with wide receiver, the position he played before moving to quarterback midway through last season, as the likely position. The talented athlete boasts the speed and elusiveness needed to play wide receiver on the college level.
On the high school level, Prince’s focus is being his team’s signal caller. The arrival of first year head coach Alan Fiddler has helped his development at quarterback, and the standout junior has guided his team to a 6-3 record heading into this week’s contest against William Fleming.
“I think I’ve really gotten better,” Prince said. “Our new coach was a quarterback in high school and college, so he has been teaching me why to do this and why to do that. He gives me tips on my passing all the time. I think I’ve really matured a lot in the game. I’ve just improved.”
Team-wise, “This year has been a good year for us. A lot of people thought we weren’t going to be too good because we were going through a coaching change, but we got on top and got rolling. The games we’ve lost, other than last week (in a loss to Franklin County), we were in every single one of them,” Prince...
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