Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Virginia offers two Independence juniors

If you’re thinking the Independence High pipeline of talent has to run dry at some point, think again. While the Patriots have a well-documented rising senior class led by often-offered quarterback Anthony Carrothers, more help is on the way.

Like rising juniors Adrian Gamble and Nyjee Fleming.

Both attended a University of Virginia camp over the weekend and both were offered scholarships on the spot. That happens to players with two prep seasons left, but not very often. The offer was the first for each player.

Gamble is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver. He runs a blazing 4.43-second 40-yard dash and has a 33-inch vertical jump. And now he also has an offer from the Cavaliers, who have been following him since the ninth grade.

Fleming, who attended the camp with him, is a 5-10, 180-pound running back, and also has great speed (4.41).

Virginia liked what it saw, and made an early pitch to these two Patriots.

More are coming.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

This is great news! I hear that many of their seniors have received multiple D1 offers. Never doubt the power of The Big I!!!!!

Stan Olson said...

Anon, you are right about the seniors; when I get the list of who's been offered by whom, I'll pop it on the blog