Minor Biding His Time

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Some major college coaches are recruiting 6’3″, 225-pound senior Raymon Minor as a linebacker, while others see him as an H-Back/wide receiver-type. The Benedictine (Richmond, VA) star showcased his skills on both sides of the ball in last Saturday’s 14-10 win over St. Christopher’s, turning in a solid game on defense while coming down with four catches for 84 yards that included a key reception on the Cadets’ game-winning drive.

Down 10-7 with 2:03 left in the fourth quarter, the Benedictine offense took the field on its own 35. Minor hauled in about a 15-to-20-yard reception on the first play, providing the spark the Cadets needed.  Just a few plays later, thanks to some quality running from freshman Alex Williams, Benedictine found itself with a 4-point lead.

“It feels good. We fought strong. We didn’t give up on our team,” said Minor, whose team has won two consecutive games after starting 0-3.

Of his important catch, Minor said: “Coach was like, ‘Are you ready?’ I said yeah. Bryce just threw it up. I went to get it. I knew I had to catch it for us to come down and score, so I just tried my best.”

Including tonight’s matchup against Paul VI, the Cadets have only four regular season games left on the schedule. But even if Benedictine makes it to the playoffs, it won’t be too long before Minor focuses on where he will spend the next four or five years. The versatile standout likely won’t take any official visits until after his senior season is complete, but he did take some time to see Virginia Tech’s triple overtime victory over Marshall.

“It was good. Real good,” Minor said of his latest experience in Blacksburg. He has visited Tech numerous times, including a 2-day experience this July for Tech’s one-day camp and recruiting event.

Minor said he has not yet narrowed his list of schools, but he mentioned he is “talking to LSU and Tennessee.” Virginia Tech, which was represented at the Benedictine/St. Christopher’s game by Frank and Shane Beamer, continues to be a top contender as well.

“I haven’t [narrowed the field] yet, but I know Tech is up there though,” said Minor, who is also considering Miami and Ohio State in addition to the schools mentioned above.

Virginia Tech is recruiting Minor as a linebacker, one