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.