Nikia Peerman has committed Virginia Tech to walk-on and play football next season. Nikia was All-State selection at wide receiver for the William Campbell Generals. His twin brother, Noah Peeman has committed to VMI to play football next season. Noah plays linebacker and defensive end on the William Campbell football team. EM-SPORTS 2/8/19
Emma Lemley a Sophomore player that play softball for Jefferson Forest High School has committed to Virginia Tech. she was 7-1 last year as pitchers, Lemley Batting Average 425 - ERA- 1.06 Strikeouts-138 ) she also played basketball. by EM-SPORTS 12/15/18
In last night’s postgame press conference, head coach Bronco Mendenhall alluded to the significant amount of talented prospects who were on hand to watch the Virginia football program defeat the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes, 16-13, in Scott Stadium. One of those prospects in attendance was Indian River (Chesapeake, VA) defensive lineman Ben Smiley, who delivered some excellent news to Cavalier nation earlier today (October 14).
Smiley, a 6’5”, 265-pound senior, becomes the 20th prospect to commit to Virginia’s class of 2019. He is the third true defensive line recruit in the class, joining consensus 4-star Jowon Briggs of Ohio and international recruit Emil Bo Andersen. Significant attrition dating back to last fall has made the defensive line a big-time need for the Hoos in this class, and Smiley gives the Cavaliers a second 4-star commitment at the position.
Rivals.com ranks Smiley as a 4-star recruit, the No. 11 prospect in the state of Virginia’s class of 2019, and the No. 16 defensive tackle in the nation in 2019. 247Sports.com ranks him as a 3-star recruit, the No. 14 overall recruit in Virginia in 2019, and the No. 39 high school senior defensive tackle in the nation.
Smiley, Virginia’s fourth class of 2019 recruit with at least one 4-star rating, claimed around 30 scholarship offers ranging from the ACC to the Big 10 to the Big 12 to the SEC before choosing the Hoos. An excellent student as well, Smiley is a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.
Smiley’s decision-making process has taken its share of twists and turns, most notably when he pledged to the Hoos back in the spring only to retract the commitment 16 minutes later. He made an official visit on Grounds on June 7 before returning to UVA this past Saturday, which appears to have sealed the deal. Cavalier coaches and recruits each seem pleased with Smiley’s decision.
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Appomattox wide receiver and defensive back De’Von Graves was named Monday to the U.S. Army National Combine defensive second team.
The junior, who helped the Raiders win their second straight VHSL 2A state title in December, was evaluated at the Combine in San Antonio, Texas, along with more than 600 high school players who gathered at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He was one of 73 players named to the teams.
Graves, currently a 3-star recruit, gave a verbal commitment to N.C. State last year, but recently received an offer from Virginia Tech. He also plans to visit the University of Virginia in the coming week, Appomattox coach Doug Smith said.
ARMONDO BACOT IS RANKED THE TOP 10 PLAYERS AS SOPHOMORE IN COUNTRY HE HAVE OFFERS FROM VT, VIRGINIA, GT, WAKE FOREST PENN STATE VCU NORTH CAROLINA LOUISVILLE
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Garden City, NY (Future150) -- Every season a number of Canadian prospects flock south to play their high school ball here in the United States. The opportunity to get in front of more college coaches and face stiff competition on a more consistent basis is a valuable experience that many players take advantage of.
One of the more high profile transfers from up north this year was former Athlete’s Institute point guard Jaelin Llewellyn. The 6-foot-1 floor general had broken onto the scene at the HoopHall classic his sophomore season, and wanted to spend his junior year challenging himself; so he transferred to the Virginia Episcopal School.
“Most of the decision was academic, I wanted to push myself in the classroom, the opportunity has been bigger for me here where I can be the point guard and have the ball in my hands,” he said of his transfer to VES.
If that name rings a bell, it’s because that’s where current Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones honed his craft and ultimately rose up the rankings his junior and senior years, and Llewellyn is hoping for a similar result.
Considered to be one of, if not the top Canadian point guard in the class of 2018, there are already a number of suitors for the newest member of Team Loaded (VA).
Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton are the latest to get involved, while Providence, Creighton, UNLV, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Fairfield have all offered.
Providence, Creighton, Wake Forest, Harvard and Princeton have been in contact “Almost every day” at this point. Llewellyn is far from making a decision though, as he’s yet to visit a college campus and is very open to other programs getting involved.
It’s clear that he is very early in the recruitment process, which means there could be a lot of movement in the coming months. Throw in the fact that The Adidas Gauntlet is as strong as it’s been in the past few years and stocked with top talent, there will be plenty of opportunity to challenge himself as a player and prove himself as a prospect; and Llewellyn wouldn’t have it any other way.
UPDATE: Jaelin Llewellyn has committed to Princeton.
Griffin Agee, a rising junior at Jefferson Forest High, gave a verbal commitment on Friday to play baseball at UVa in 2020.
The 6-foot-5 lefty earned six saves for the JF during his sophomore season, and his stock has risen over the summer. Agee has been playing this summer for the Evoshield Canes, an elite travel team, and had an impressive outing at the Commonwealth Games All-Star baseball game last week.
“ This is definitely something that he’s totally earned,” Jefferson Forest coach Ryan Gilleland said. Gilleland, of course, was a standout at UVa in the 1990s.
Agee had an official visit at Liberty University last week before choosing the Cavaliers. Then he turned around the next night and threw four innings at the Commonwealth Games, where college coaches sat in the stands, and allowed just two hits.
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Jada Boyd, a 6-foot-2 junior forward for Appomattox Regional GS, scored a Virginia High School League-record 69 points in a 79-77 overtime loss at Franklin on Wednesday.
“She did it every kind of way possible,” said ARGS coach Eric Brower. “It was an excellent all-around effort.” Boyd also grabbed a VHSL-record 33 rebounds for the Dragons. She went 12 of 21 from the foul line and made six 3-pointers, three of which came consecutively to end regulation and send the game to OT.
Brower said Franklin switched its defensive formation multiple times, and eventually Boyd was scoring despite three defenders guarding her. Boyd scored 22 points in the third quarter. For good measure, Boyd also blocked 10 shots.
“She came out ready to play,” said Brower. “She was exhausted. She played hard. She tried to put the team on her back.” Many schools are interested in Boyd including UCLA, UVA , WEST VIRGINIA, - STANFORD, and other ACC Schools just to name a few.