Friday, August 29, 2008

Damien Thigpen, Stonewall Jackson, RB

Damien Thigpen, Stonewall Jackson, RB


Jason Ankrah, Quince Orchard, DE

Jason Ankrah, Quince Orchard DE

This week's Recruiting Spotlight is on Quince Orchard defensive end Jason Ankrah. Despite having only played three years, the 6-4, 245-pound rising senior holds plenty of scholarship offers, with Maryland among those schools on his list.

Jack Tyler, Oakton LB

Jack Tyler, Oakton LB

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Oakton's Jack Tyler, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker who enters his senior season with 193 career tackles and three interceptions.
Following his junior year, when he recorded 113 tackles at inside linebacker and spent time at fullback, Tyler is expected to draw heavy recruiting interest this fall, already holding a preferred walk-on status at Virginia Tech and interest from other ACC and A-10 programs.
"He's always wanted to go to Tech, but I don't think he's closing the door on other programs," Oakton Coach Joe Thompson said.
Tyler is also a ranked swimmer in the Northern Virginia Swimming League and a starting defender for Oakton's varsity lacrosse team.

Ross Metheny, Sherando QB

Ross Metheny, Sherando QB


Luke Bowanko, Centreville OT

Luke Bowanko, Centreville OT

This week's Recruiting Spotlight features Centreville's Luke Bowanko, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle. Bowanko, who entered his freshman year of high school weighing 185 pounds, has worked his way into a football scholarship to Virginia. Following what he called a "bad junior season," during which he was limited by a high ankle sprain, Bowanko returns as a team captain motivated to lift Centreville in the ultra-competitive Virginia AAA Concorde District.

Sunday, August 24, 2008