Virginia Recruiting Notebook

Scout hit the road last week and headed to Virginia to see some of the top prospects in the country.

Ocean Lakes High (Virginia Beach, Va.) is loaded with talent in the 2013 and 2014 classes. However, two 2015 prospects will likely to become national recruits. Linebacker Jahvoni Simmons (6'1/225) and running back Jaason Lewis (6'3/220) are both extremely talented. Each just picked up their first offer from Old Dominion and both are attracting interest from some of college football's top programs. Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida, Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia, East Carolina, North Carolina, and Nebraska have all inquired about talented underclassman.

2013 Ocean Lakes quarterback Corwin Cutler (6'4/190) in one of the top quarterbacks in the country. Cutler committed to Virginia just over a month ago. Since that time, he has added offers from East Carolina, Connecticut, and Marshall. Rutgers is also recruiting Cutler. He remains 100 percent committed to Virginia.

2013 wide receiver Andre Dessenberg (6'2/185) is another Dolphin prospect whose stock is rising. Dessenberg recently picked up his first two offers from Delaware and Norfolk State. Connecticut, East Carolina, Marshall, Old Dominion, and Temple are some of the programs who are also aggressively pursuing him. Look for the Oceans Lakes playmaker to pick up offers those schools, as he will camp at nearly all of them this summer.

2014 Lake Taylor High (Norfolk, Va.) wide receiver Jamil Kamara (6'2/190) has double-digit offers. Kamara is a big-time talent and guy to keep an eye on over the next couple of years. He has an early top three of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech. All three schools have offered.

2014 Lake Taylor defensive tackle Nyqyan Harris (6'2/270) is another Titan prospect who will play on the Division 1 Level. Harris is already hearing from Navy, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech.

2015 Lake Taylor cornerback Nhyre Quinerly (5'11/180) is a name you will hear for years to come. Quinerly started on the Titans' varsity squad as a freshman. Old Dominion, West Virginia, and Massachusetts are some of the schools close to offering Quinerly . He is also getting mail from Cincinnati, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Ohio State, North Carolina, Miami, and LSU. Quinerly is only 14 years old.

2014 Bayside (Virginia Beach Va.) safety Quin Blanding (6'2/200) has over 20 scholarship offers. Alabama was the latest to offer Blanding, who is already a national recruit.

2013 Bayside quarterback Deion Stitt (6'/175) has been the starter for Marlins since his freshman season. Although he does not have ideal height at the quarterback position, he can make all the throws and is a great athlete (4.4-second 40-yard dash). Stitt is a winner. Last season he broke former Bayside and current Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel's school record for passing yards in a career. During his junior season alone, he threw for close to 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns.

2013 Bayside wide receiver is Devantey Batey (6'3/180) is a player who has a tremendous upside. This season will be his first season playing football. However, Batey is a track star and will be one of the fastest guys on the Marlins' team this fall. He performed extremely well at East Carolina's Beast of the East 7 on 7 tournament. Following the event, the Pirates coaching staff expressed great interest in Batey.

Three 2015 prospects at Bayside will likely be major college targets. Defensive lineman Elijah Alford (6'2/240), along with cornerbacks Tayvon Burris (5'9/160) and Jamez Brickhouse (5'8/170) all played varsity football as freshman.

Salem High (Virginia Beach, Va.) quarterback and Virginia Tech commitment Bucky Hodges (6'6/220) is still being recruited by other schools. Connecticut, East Carolina, Illinois and West Virginia are still pursuing Hodges. He is firmly committed to the Hokies. However, he did say he may take some official visits to other schools this fall.

Salem wide receiver Kwamane Bowens (6'2/190) has had a big spring. Bowens has performed well at every event he has attended. He has 10 scholarship offers and is a prospect who has all the tools to be a really good receiver at the collegiate level.

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