Briar Woods (Ashburn, VA) product Mark Birmingham was one of the more impressive performers during the recent Nike Football Training Camp at Centreville High School (Clifton, VA). The 6’3”, 225-pound rising junior starts at tight end and defensive end for the Falcons, but at the April 26 event his offensive talents were on full display.
Birmingham moved well, ran good routes and showed good hands at the NFTC. He was pleased with play as well as the overall experience.
“Number one thing when I came out there was just to make sure I learned. I wanted to learn a lot, to make sure I’m getting better as I prepare for my junior year. This was a great, great camp. Nike does a great job,” Birmingham said following NFTC.
Six schools – UNC, UVa, Virginia Tech, ODU, Charlotte and JMU – have offered Birmingham, who is taking his recruiting success in stride.
“When the first one — North Carolina — came I went to camp and I guess I did all right and they said I had an offer,” Birmingham said. “After that they kind of just fell in.”
Birmingham has been to UNC. He has visited UVa as well. In the coming weeks and months, the Falcons standout will head back to Chapel Hill, camp at Duke, and then camp at Stanford in June. While he has seen some schools, Birmingham says “I have no favorites at this time.”
“I’m in no rush [to commit],” Birmingham said.
There is no question that Briar Woods has been one of the state’s top programs under head coach Charlie Pierce. After capturing the Group AA, Division 4 state championship...
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