Clark: Notes from the road

I spent some time on the road last week in Southeastern Virginia. Below are news and notes on some of the top prospects.

  • 2015 Suffolk (Va.) Nansemond River quarterback Jermaal Wells is flying under the recruiting radar, but look for that to change in the near future. Wells, a dual-threat quarterback, is one of the most physically gifted junior signal-callers I have seen. Baylor has reached out to the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Wells. He said he hoped to hear from Oregon, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, LSU, Cincinnati, South Carolina and Old Dominion.

  • Chesapeake (Va.) Western Branch always has talented players and this year is no different. Leading the way for the Bruins is underrated 2014 linebacker Ronnie Gardner. Last week, the 6-foot, 230-pound Gardner had 18 tackles in a Western Branch win. He would be a steal for any school.

  • Western Branch also has 2015 defensive end Kenan Johnson. The 6-3, 225-pound Johnson is a long, athletic prospect with a lot of potential. I expect him to generate a significant amount of interest from college coaches very soon.

  • Hampton (Va.) Bethel three-star defensive tackle Ricky Walker is not ready to name any favorites, but I believe Virginia Tech and Penn State have the best chance to land him. However, keep an eye on Nebraska. The 6-2, 275-pound Walker will take an official visit there this weekend.

  • 2016 Bethel cornerback Terry Chisley is the next college prospect for Bethel. The 5-10, 155-pound defensive back was a varsity starter as a freshman and has already heard from North Carolina and Wake Forest.

  • 2015 Virginia Beach (Va.) Salem defensive end Trevon Hill has seen his recruitment pick up recently. In the last week, the 6-3, 220-pound Hill has picked up offers from Duke and North Carolina, to go along with previous offers from Old Dominion and Virginia.

  • 2014 Hampton (Va.) Phoebus running back Marshawn Williams has been committed to Virginia Tech for over a year and is not looking back. The 6-foot, 220-pound Williams is 100 percent committed to the Hokies and will likely take his official visit to Blacksburg in January.

  • 2015 Phoebus defensive tackle Harry Lewis has added offers from Duke and Georgia Tech, which gives him a total of nine. The 6-2, 255-pound Lewis will visit Penn State, who has also offered him, on Oct. 12 when they play Michigan.

  • 2016 Phoebus cornerback Robbie Robinson has already been offered by Akron, Old Dominion and Virginia. The 5-9, 160-pound Robinson is also attracting interest from Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Nebraska and Vanderbilt.

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