Football Prospects In The Class Of 2006 In Virginia!
In large photo below right,Evan Royster (#24) of Chantilly Westfield High appears. He's projected as one of the state's top high school senior football prospects in 2005-06.
1. William 'Percy' Harvin
6-1 181 WR-CB Landstown High School (Virginia Beach)(May be the nation's top high school senior prospect in 2005-06. Could be headed to Florida State after his senior season. State "Player-Of-The-Year" as picked by the Associated Press Sportswriters Association during his junior year in 2004-05, as he led team to a 14-0 season and the largest-classification state title as a junior, for his work as a wide receiver. 42 regular-season receptions for a 10-0 team as a junior in 2004-05, when he was named the "Beach District Offensive Player-Of-The-Year". Looks like a future NFL player to me. Saw him play against Oscar Smith High in the regional semi-finals in 2003-2004, and then in the state championship game. Newspaper says he could be a future Parade High School All-American. As a sophomore in 2003-04, one-third of his pass receptions went for TD's as he helped lead his 13-0 team to the state's largest classification state championship game.)
2. Chris Bell
6-4 215 WR-KR Granby High School (Norfolk)
(Are Chris Bell and Percy Harvin going to be the top two receiver prospects in America in 2005-06? First-team All-State as a junior in 2004-05, his junior year, in Group AAA, as a kick-returner. His high school competes in the largest classification in Virginia. Eastern District Player-Of-The-Year as a junior, with 42 catches for 15 touchdowns in a 7-3 regular season. May only do track in college instead of football. Saw him play on 9-10-04 at Western Branch High. Track star was 2nd-team All-Eastern Region and 2nd-team All-Tidewater at wide receiver as a sophomore. As a freshman in 2003-04, Bell won the 100-meter hurdles in the Group AAA outdoor track meet in Richmond. According to sportswriter Brandon Miles of the track and field website in Virginia known as
"MileSplit.com", on January 10, 2004, Chris Bell posted "the state's leading time in the 55 meter hurdles with his 7.68 clocking, which also is the nation's seventh fastest time."
6-1 205 RB Varina High School (As a junior, rushed for 2,091 yards for a 10-1 team, despite his team's efforts to keep the score down during many of the second halves of games by keeping him on the bench. Did not even make 2nd-team All-State, possibly because of his team's upset loss in the regional playoffs. Second-team All-Central Region as a sophomore. Second-team All-Metro as a sophomore: during his team's 9-1 regular season, he ran for 9.0 yards-per-carry, rushing 168 times for 1,505 yards, and scored 20 touchdowns.)
4. Evan Royster
6-1 195 RB Westfield High School (Fairfax)
(A Virginia Tech and University of Virginia target, his photo appears below right, wearing number 24. Brother Brandon Royster was a Parade High School All-American running back for Fairfax High before playing for Stanford. Ran for 2,165 yards as a junior, even with defenses keying on him on every play. Has 4,249 career yards rushing and 54 career touchdowns, with one more year left in 2005-06. As a sophomore, though missing one game due to injury, Royster helped lead his team to the Division 6 state title and a 14-0 record by rushing for 1,724 yards. Had 2,084 career rushing yards with 2 full seasons remaining. Westfield went 24-1 in his first 2 years. Blue-chip prospect. Made the "Virginia High School Coaches Association" First-Team All-State Group AAA team as a sophomore. Made the Associated Press first-team All-State Group AAA squad as junior, and the second-team as a soph. First-team All-Met squad as picked by the "Washington Post" as a junior in 2004-05. Great lacrosse player also. "USA Today" picks him as one of the top 10 high school senior football players in America for the 2005-06 season.)
6-3 190 WR-RB-KR Woodside High School(Newport News)(basketball star will probably stick to playing hoops in college, but is good enough to play football in addition/instead. As a junior in 2004-05, was first-team All-Peninsula District at wide receiver and punt-returner, and 2nd-team at defensive back and kick-returner. Offered scholarships in both hoops and football to UVa as a junior.)
6. John Graves
6-4 250 OG-DL Meadowbrook High School (Richmond)(First-team All-State on defense, and first-team All-Region on both offense and defense as a junior in 2004-05, in leading the Monarchs to the Division 5 state championship. Central District defensive "Player-Of-The-Year" as a defensive lineman as a junior in 2004-05. First-team All-Central District as a defensive end, 2nd-team All-Central District as an offensive guard, and was one of only two sophomores to make the first or second-team All-Metro Squad as picked by 'The Richmond Times-Dispatch' for the 2003-04 season, earning second-team honors on the defensive line. Also, made the Central District All-Academic team as a soph. Terrific athlete).
7. Asa Chapman
6-5 340 DL Orange County High School (Orange) (1st-team All-Jefferson District and 2nd-team All-Region in Group AA as a junior. Class of 2006.)
8. Darryl Robertson
6-3 287 DL Liberty High School (Bedford)(2nd-team "2003 Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area Team" defensive lineman as a freshman. See photo at right, courtesy of Liberty High School. High school regularly produces 1-A college talent. Distant cousin of former University of Virginia All-ACC defensive back Jerton Evans. Offered a football scholarship by Virginia Tech during his junior season in 2004-05.)
9.B. J. Baker
6-6 300 OT Nelson County High School (Lovingston) (1st-team All-District and 2nd-team All-Region as a junior in 2004-05)
10. Wil Lipovsky
6-7 235 OT Thomas Jefferson (Alexandria) First-team All-Northern Region as a junior in 2004-05. Good high school basketball player, also.
11. Fred Eubanks
6-5 245 OT Tallwood High (Virginia Beach) Saw him play on 9-17-04 at home against Frank Cox High. Moves his feet well. Not fat. Has frame to gain a lot more weight.
6-4 245 OT-DT Chatham High School (Dogwood District "Offensive Lineman Of The Year" as a junior in 2004-05)
6-4 290 DT E.C. Glass High School (Lynchburg)(also plays a little fullback in goal-line situations).
6-6 360 OL Greenbrier Christian High School (Virginia Beach) (1st-team All-State at the Virginia Independent Schools Football Association Division 1 level. Before the season, I read about him in the "Virginian-Pilot" newspaper, so I wrote an email to his high school, but one of the coaches emailed back that he was no longer in school there. Then, after the season, I saw that he had made 1st-team All-State there! Who knows what to make of all of this? Plays at the smallest level of the three VISFA levels.)
6-3 230 DE Hickory High School (Chesapeake)(with twin brother Donnel, could be another college prospect. First-team All-Tidewater as a junior in 2004-05.
Made first-team All-Southeastern district at defensive end as a sophomore.)
J. R. Ware 6-5 225 DE Robert E. Lee High (Staunton)(1st-team All-District and 1st-team All-Region II as a junior in 2004-05).
6-5 265 OL Kellam High School (Virginia Beach) (1st-team All-Beach District offensive tackle as a junior in 2004-05.)
Lucas Caparelli 5-11 185 RB-DB Robinson High School (2nd-team All-State, 2nd-team All "Washington Post All-Met," and First-team All-Region as a junior in 2004-05, running for over 1,700 yards. Robinson is the largest high school in Virginia. First-team All-Patriot District as a sophomore in 2003-04. Looked like a hitter when I saw him play.)
19. Terrell Whitehead 6-2 175 DB Kempsville (Virginia Beach)(see photo at right. 1st-team All-Tidewater and 1st-team All-Beach District as a junior in 2004-05).
6-3 235 FB-LB Highland Springs High School (1st-team All-Region and 1st-team All-Met linebacker as a junior in 2004-05. Made 2nd team All-Capital district at linebacker as a sophomore. Was an ACC recruiting target even as a freshman).
6-2 242 TE-DL George Washington High School (made first-team All-Western District at tight end as a sophomore, and 2nd-team All-Northwestern Region as a sophomore. First-team All-Western District defensive end as a junior).
6-0 200 RB Lafayette High School (Williamsburg) (Ran 220 times for 1,116 yards and 8 TD's as a freshman in 2002-03. Ran for 1,321 yards as a sophomore, giving him 2,437 career rushing yards with two full seasons remaining.)
Alex Stadler 6-5 300 OL-DL Liberty High School (Bealton).
6-3 325 OG Hermitage High (Glen Allen) (2nd-team All-Colonial District as a sophomore. Huge wide-body.)
25. Bryan Hicks
6-5 300 OT Huguenot High School (Richmond)
6-4 215 DE Huguenot High School (Richmond) (First-team All-Dominion District at tight end as a junior in 2004-05, and also All-Academic).
27.Beau Warren 6-3 230 OL Centreville High School (Chantilly)(brothers play for Virginia Tech. Father played in the NFL. Boston College, Rutgers,Virginia, Virginia Tech are recruiting him, says "The Washington Post.")
28. Donnel Brown
6-1 240 FB-LB Hickory High School (Chesapeake) (2nd-team All-Tidewater at LB as a junior in 2004-05. 2nd-team All-Southeastern District running back as a sophomore. 2nd-team All-Southeastern District linebacker as a sophomore. Was unstoppable at the middle school level. Father played major league baseball for 7 years. Both brothers played varsity football as 14 year-olds).
29. Tyler Miller
6-3 265 C Kellam High School (Virginia Beach) (2nd-team All-Beach District as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-2 185 QB Landstown High School (Virginia Beach)(transferred from Great Bridge High in Chesapeake. A Division 1-A prospect)
6-2 270 NG Edison (Alexandria)(plays noseguard).
5-11 195 WR Landstown High School (Virginia Beach) (41 catches in a 10-0 regular season as a junior in 2004-05, earning 2nd-team All-Beach District honors.)
6-2 195 WR-DB Phoebus High (Hampton)
6-4 225 TE I.C. Norcum (Portsmouth) (basketball star would be better off playing football, where he's a fine prospect, in college, where he has more potential than an undersized power forward).
5-11 185 HB Frank Cox High School (Virginia Beach) (2nd-team All-Beach District as a junior in 2004-05. 2nd-team All-Eastern region and 2nd-team All-Tidewater as a sophomore. Didn't play very well when I saw him, but apparently colleges are impressed.)
6-2 200 TE-LB Spotsylvania High (1st-team All-Battlefield District, and 2nd-team All-Region 1 (Group AA) at both positions as a junior in 2004-05).
6-0 210 LB Indian River High School (2nd-team All-Southeastern District linebacker as a sophomore.).
6-2 175 PK Woodbridge High School (1st-team All-State Group AAA field-goal kicker as a junior in 2004-05. Wants to play at the big-time level).
Keone Kyle 6-2 215 Paul VI Catholic High (Fairfax)(was not impressive when I saw him play in 2004-05).
R. J. Davis
6-0 180 WR-DB Falls Church High School (1st-team All-Northern Region and 1st-team All-District as a junior in 2004-05, catching 46 passes through the first 9 games.)
6-2 190 P Matoaca High School (First-team All-Central District as a punter as a sophomore.)
6-1 235 FB Franklin High School (Has been receiving mail from colleges since the 9th grade. Has posted huge high school numbers, and led his team to a state title as a junior in 2004-05. Have not seen him play.)
Darryl "D. J." Thorton
5-9 180 RB Centreville High School (Chantilly)
6-5 215 TE Northumberland High School (2nd-team All-State as a junior in 2004-05 in Group A.)
6-1 180 HB-QB George Mason High School (Fairfax) (First-team All-District as a junior in 2004-05. Playing for a Group A school that's great academically, he led his team to a 7-4 record as a soph in 2003-04.
6-4 190 QB Benedictine High School (Richmond) (QB brother signed with University of Florida out of high school)
6-2 185 QB First Colonial High (Virginia Beach) (2nd-team All-Beach District as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-3 175 QB Phoebus High (Hampton) Only a sophomore athletically in 2003-04, but a junior eligibility-wise in 2004-05, when he made second-team All-Peninsula District as a punter. A teammate says that Ward is a great guy, but that he had a rough life that he's overcome. It looks like he'll may have to go to a prep school after he finishes the 2005-06 season.
5-10 195 RB Oscar Smith (Chesapeake) (at the halfway mark in 2004-05, was leading the Southeastern District in rushing)
5-11 170 DB Surry County High (relative started at DB for UVa recently).
6-2 185 WR Osbourn Park High (1st-team All-Cedar Run District with 40 catches as a junior).
6-3 180 QB North Stafford (Stafford) Asbourn Park High (2nd-team All-Commonwealth District, leading team to state championship game in Division 5 as a junior in 2004-05. Looked like a good athlete).
6-3 160 P-PK North Stafford (Stafford) (2nd-team All-Commonwealth District as a punter and as a placekicker: kicked 10 field goals as a junior in 2004-05).
6-4 245 OT-DL Graham (made 1st-team All-Region IV as a defensive lineman as a sophomore in 2003-04, then 1st-team All-District as an offensive tackle in 2004-05.)
6-4 190 DB-WR Fork Union Prep (Overpublicized? Also stars in track and as a point guard. Saw him play as a junior in 2004-05, when he earned first-team All-Prep League honors as a linebacker in Division III, the largest classification.)
6-1 170 WR Blue Ridge School (St. George)
5-11 170 DB Surry County High (relative started at DB for UVa recently).
6-0 190 RB Graham High
Josh Edwards 6-5 255 OL Varina High School
Drew Dudzik 6-0 180 QB Centreville High School (honorable mention Washington Post All-Met as a junior in 2004-05, and first-team All-Concorde District. Height is against him playing in the ACC.)
Kirk Belgrave 6-3 185 DB Granby High School (Norfolk) (2nd-team All-Tidewater as a junior in 2004-05)
Keith Payne 6-3 195 RB Oakton High School (Vienna)(First-team All-Region as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-7 305 OT-DT North Cross High School (Roanoke)(According to sportswriter Robert Anderson, 'The Roanoke Times And World News' listed him as one of their "Sizzlin Sophomores." Earned second-team Virginia Independent Schools Football Association [VISFA] Division 1 all-state as a sophomore offensive guard, then made first-team VISFA again, this time as both an offensive tackle and as a defensive tackle as a junior in 2004-05. But having seen him play, I don't consider him an ACC-caliber player. However, I could be wrong. Division 1 is the smallest of the three classifications of the independent schools in the VISFA.)
5-8 170 HB Western Branch High (Chesapeake) (Is listed on track and field website "DyeStat.com" as one of the nation's fastest track stars for his age. Saw him play on 9-10-04. Lacks Division 1-A size. Saw him play as a junior in 2004.)
6-3 185 WR Warwick (Newport News)(first-team All-Peninsula district as a junior in 2004-05.)
5-10 170 DB William Fleming High School (publicized by 'The Roanoke Times And World News' as a ferocious hitter. Helped his team to the state championship game).
5-11 170 HB Sherando High School (Stephens City)(First-team All-District in 2004-05. As a sophomore in 2003-04, ran for 1,035 for school, which is located in northwest Virginia).
6-4 309 TE Essex High School (Team made it to Division 1 state championship game as a sophomore in 2003-04. As a junior, was 2nd-team All-Northern Neck District tight end in 2004-05.)
6-2 165 RB Giles High School (As a junior in 2004-05, rushed for 1,586 yards and 25 touchdowns and passed for 382 yards and eight scores in 13 games, earning All-Region C, Offensive Player-Off-The-Year honors while playing for a Group A, Division 2 school.)
Cam Dohse 6-0 170 WR Centreville High School (2nd-team All-State in Group AAA as a junior in 2004-05, plus honorable mention All-Met and first-team All-Concorde District. Didn't appear to be strong enough to play in the ACC when I saw him play, but that could change.
Andre Moody RB Buckingham County High School (Dilwyn)
DB Princess Anne High School (Virginia Beach)
6-0 160 WR/CB Kempsville High School
6-1 208 LB Thomas Jefferson High School (Alexandria)(First-team All-Region as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-4 232 OT Stone Bridge High School (Ashburn)
6-1 185 QB Matoaca High School (2nd-team All-Central District QB as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-5 187 WR-P Martinsville High (Second-team All-Region IV punter in Group AA in 2004-05 as a junior).
6-4 215 TE Cave Spring High School
6-3 190 DB Blue Ridge School (St. George)
5-11 180 RB Indian River High School (Chesapeake)
6-2 185 WR/DB Booker T. Washington High School (Norfolk)
6-3 265 DT Woodrow Wilson High School (Portsmouth)
6-4 225 DE Salem High School (Virginia Beach)
5-10 195 RB Woodrow Wilson High School (Portsmouth)
5-10 195 PK-P Goochland High School (First-team All-State as a junior in Group A in 2004-05, booting 7 field goals. Nice range. Saw him play against Randolph Henry.)
H. B. Banjoman
5-10 210 QB-RB Warren County High School (Ran for 2,016 yards and 19 touchdowns for a 6-4 Wildcat Group AA team, earning honorable mention "All-Met" honors as picked by the Washington Post.
6-5 190 WR Nansemond-Suffolk Academy (Suffolk) (Earned first-team All-TCIS [Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools] as a junior in 2004-05 and honorable mention All-VISFA [Virginia Independant Schools Football Association] Division II [the medium-sized schools in VISFA]. Also plays basketball.)
6-4 225 LB Woodbridge High School (1st-team All-Cardinal District linebacker as a junior in 2004-05).
6-4 210 RB Southampton High School
6-5 270 OT Charlottesville High School (Virginia Tech leads for this player for the Class of 2006)
6-3 270 OG Western Branch High School (Chesapeake)(saw him play on 9-10-04. Too early to tell about his potential. Probably a future Division 1-AA prospect at this point.)
6-2 180 QB-PK-P Robinson High School (Fairfax)(kicked a 44-yard field goal as a junior in 2004-05, when he was first-team All-District punter and place-kicker).
Jim Brown 6-4 270 OL Clover Hill High School (Richmond)
Kyle Hughes 6-2 175 QB Lafayette High School (Williamsburg)
Griff Yancey 6-0 180 WR Hermitage High School (Glen Allen) (had a great regular season, earning 2nd-team All-State honors for a team that went 10-0 at the Group AAA level)
6-2 205 TE-DE RB Phoebus High School (Made
varsity as a freshman. Wears
number 87. Made 2nd-team All-Peninsula district as a sophomore and as a junior.)
6-4 320 OT Hermitage High School (first-team All-Met and All-Colonial District in 2004-05 as a junior.)
6-4 249 OT Meadowbrook High School (Richmond) (2nd-team All-Central District as a junior in 2004-05.)
6-4 260 DE Pulaski County High School (Dublin)
6-2 187 WR Chatham High School
6-0 175 KR Robert E. Lee High School (Staunton) (First-team All-Region II as a junior in 2004-05. Known also as a basketball player).
6-3 195 WR-DB-KR L. C. Bird High School (Chesterfield) (Saw him play on 11-26-04.)
5-10 200 RB Hylton High School (only freshman to make
varsity on Division 6 state championship squad. Wears
number 41. Then as a sophomore, he scored 2 TD's in the regional semi-finals as Hylton started out 11-0. First-team All-Cardinal District as a junior in 2004-05, with 858 regular-season yards, and a total of 1,183 total rushing yards.)