College coaches are already making their way to Spring Valley to see the trio, led by athletic offensive tackle Quintin Richardson. Richardson, a 6-5, 265-pounder with a lean body and long arms, has a growing offer list, but is not completely set on his future position.
"Whatever one the colleges put me at; I think I am probably better at offensive tackle, but I like the defensive line," Richardson said with a laugh. "I am pushing everybody in the weight room and when we get to spring practice, we have to keep everybody as a team and go out there and have fun. I am a leader, but more of a motivational speaker."
Richardson is indeed a leader in the weight room, where he's aiming to break some school marks. The paper chart pinned to the wall of the Spring Valley weight room displays records held by Frost, Hart, and Seattle Seahawks safety Michael Boulware, and as long as these records hav stood, a few of the papers are beginning to turn brown with age. Richardson's goal is to put a new sheet of paper on the board.
"Some of those are coming down, probably the power clean," Richardson said, adding that he wants to bring down all the numbers held by Hart and Frost along the offensive and defensive line.
That type of attitude has colleges coming through early in the process, with Clemson, Maryland, South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennesee, and Middle Tennessee State all offering the big man.
Playing next to Richardson is Mason Cloy, a tight end in for the Vikings who expects to play center in college. A heady leader of the group with over a 4.0 grade point average, Vanderbilt and South Carolina both offered the lineman a scholarship and more offers are destined to make their way.
"They both offer a good education and SEC football," Cloy said. "I don't think I will make a decision and probably wait. I learned that from the last class and not to tell anybody anything."
The other anchoring tackle on that offensive line is Kyle Fischer. At 6-6, 270 pounds, colleges love his potential at the position and the Commodores, which picked up three players from South Carolina last year, have offered Fischer as well.
"Work hard, keep your grades up, and good things will happen," said Fischer, who added that he is receiving interest from Maryland and North Carolina. "They say I look good on tape and to keep up the good work."
Good work continues to be the mantra for Spring Valley, and they look to be a force once again with a strong presence along the trenches.