Benedictine (Richmond, VA) linebacker/athlete Raymon Minor has become one of the state’s most highly recruited prospects in the class of 2014. The 6’3″, 220-pound rising senior now boasts 17 major FBS scholarship offers, and it all started with Marshall University earlier this year.
“I was really excited that I got that first offer,” Minor said. “It was during basketball season. I was real excited. After that, it started getting crazy.”
Minor’s offer list now spans across the country and includes schools from the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac 12. Clemson, Duke, Miami, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech are the ACC schools that have offered so far.
“It all just happened in one month. It is just crazy,” Minor said of his recruiting success. “I’m just blessed every day.”
Minor says he has been on the major college recruiting radar since his time at Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA), the high school he attended his freshman and sophomore years. He transferred to Benedictine before his junior year, earning second-team all-state honors this past season for the Cadets.
“He has a very good combination of size and speed,” Benedictine head coach Greg Lilly said of Minor, who played outside linebacker and wide receiver his junior season. “He is 6’3″ going on 6’4″, about 215 or 225 pounds. He is a really natural athlete. College coaches see a guy who could be 235 pounds tomorrow and can really run. He’s really athletic, and he’s naturally strong. I don’t know if he’ll play inside linebacker or outside linebacker in college. A couple of teams like him as a tight end or even in the slot.”
Minor is “a really good kid,” Lilly said. “I just don’t want him to get overwhelmed with the recruiting process. The big thing for him now is academically to stay on top of things.”
Coach Lilly says Minor is doing well grades-wise, which is one reason why the talented athlete made the decision to transfer in the first place.
“I wanted to better myself as a person and develop myself as a player,” Minor said, discussing why he transferred. “I get to play around good coaches, develop my game, and get my grades straight. I’ve had a good year. It was a big change...
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