After coaching current NFL stars Michael Vick, Marcus Vick and Aaron Brooks during their high school careers, Gloucester (VA) High School head coach Tommy Reamon will now have the opportunity to prepare his son, Tommy Jr, for the move to division one football. Reamon projects as one of the top prospects in the state of Virginia for the class of 2008 and has entertained early interest from a host of schools.
At 6-2, 190 pounds and having reportedly run a 4.5-second 40-yard dash at a Nike Camp last year, Reamon was named all-district as a junior after completing 88 of 176 passes for 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns. He also chipped in 400 yards rushing and an additional seven scores on the ground. Based on his potential, Reamon is receiving serious interest from a number of schools.
"I haven't received any scholarship offers yet but I'm hearing from Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, UNC, NC State, Missouri, Boston College and Alabama just got in touch with me recently," said Reamon. "All of the schools are recruiting me strong so I can't really single out any favorites right now. I am planning on attending one day camps at all of the schools I mentioned except for Missouri."
Reamon did have a chance to visit two of North Carolina's top programs recently- taking in junior day at NC State and the Duke-UNC basketball game in Chapel Hill. The rising senior talked about his visits.
"I liked it at NC State," said Reamon. "I got to meet with coach O'Brien and we chatted for a while. He had a lot of good things to say. They have really nice facilities there and it was a good chance to meet with other recruits. We had a chance to tour the campus. As far as an offer goes, they let me know that they want to see me at their camp this summer. I'm planning on coming down there for another visit but I haven't set an exact date yet."
"I got to go to Carolina for the Duke game and that was a great experience," he said. "I had a chance to meet coach Davis and he's a great coach. I'm going back to UNC this Friday for a visit. I really liked both of those schools and they really surprised me."
Reamon was rated as the No. 13 player in Virginia by the Roanoke Times in it's preseason list.