Yesterday, I blogged about the fact that two Independence rising juniors—Nyjee Fleming and Adrian Gamble—each were offered scholarships on the spot at Virginia’s camp last weekend.
Then I spoke with Patriots coach Tom Knotts, who mentioned that “now we have a total of seven kids who have scholarship offers. I don’t think any other team in the area has that many.”
So I asked him to break the list down for me and Knotts, who was talking on the phone and trying to keep infant son Jackson entertained at the same time, did so.
*Linbacker Courtland Carson: “He already has offers from Marshall and N.C. A&T,” Knotts said. “And Duke really liked him at their camp. I think a lot more are coming.”
*Quarterback Anthony Carrothers: “He’s only officially been offered by Winston-Salem State so far—his dad went there—but a lot of schools are seriously looking at him. He is the fastest player on our team.”
*Wide receiver Kierre Brown: Offers from Murray State and Eastern Kentucky.
*Defensive back Jeremy Inglesis: Offer from Elon.
*Defensive back Victor Hampton: One of the top corners in the country, he has already committed to Florida. Otherwise, he would be sitting on two dozen offers.
And offers could be coming to more Patriots.
Ryan Thompson, who is expected to play middle linebacker this year, was hurt as far as recruiters were concerned because he worked on the offensive line at 6-feet and 227 pounds as a junior.
“A lot of schools don’t mind taking a linebacker who’s 6 feet,” Knotts said. “And I’ll tell you, he’s my best player.”
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