SUFFOLK, Va. -- News and notes on some of the top prospects in attendance at last weekend's Peanut City Shootout 7-on-7 tournament.
Earlier this month, Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith wide receiver Jaylen Bradshaw picked up an offer from Virginia Tech. Shortly thereafter, he committed. At the time of his commitment, the 6-foot, 175-pound Bradshaw also had offers from Campbell, UMass, Old Dominion, Towson and UNC-Charlotte. The Hokies got a steal in Bradshaw, who was arguably the event's top performer.
Vincent Lowe has seen his recruitment pick up steam. East Carolina, Hampton, James Madison, UMass, Old Dominion, Towson and UNC-Charlotte have all offered the Chesapeake (Va.) Grassfield running back. He is also attracting a significant amount of interest from Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Lowe will camp at both schools later this summer.
Jahvoni Simmons is another prospect whose stock is on the rise. Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Ohio State, ODU, Tennessee and Wisconsin have all offered the 6-1, 230-pound Ocean Lakes middle linebacker. Maryland and N.C. State could be the next schools to extend offers. Simmons recently visited Tennessee and came away very impressed. As for the fall, Simmons will head to Virginia for their game against Oregon on September 7.
Isaiah Harper has been offered by ODU, Hampton, Bucknell, Campbell and UMass. The Grassfield running back said William & Mary could be close to offering. The 5-9, 170-pound Harper then said Old Dominion was standing to him at this time.
It was only a matter of time before DeShawn McClease starting picking up offers. Now, the 5-10, 170-pound McClease has five. Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, UNC-Charlotte, Temple and Wake Forest have all offered the 2015 Oscar Smith running back. He also attracting interest from Maryland, N.C. State and Syracuse.
Jermaal Wells is a prospect that is poised to blow up in the near future. The 2015 Smithfield (Va.) signal-caller has good size, speed and arm strength. The 6-4, 215-pound Wells is attracting interest from Baylor, James Madison, Virginia and Virginia Tech.