Speedy CB Is One to Watch

Arguably the best athlete in the state, Brent Vinson is still on the board and accepting new schools into the fray. However, one school, seemingly might remain the team to beat through the summer and into the fall.

"I have no new offers right now," Brent Vinson said, "It's still just the offer from Virginia Tech and I've got one from Kent State." One school, however, might have the upper hand – at least at this early juncture.

"(Virginia Tech)'s the school I always grew up cheering for," Vinson said. "They are the hometown team and I have a couple of teammates from this past year that are there right now and I think it'd be cool to play with people I've grown up around and played with my whole life."

At 6-foot-2, a sub 4.4 forty yard dash, and a 40-inch vertical to boot, the sky is the limit for this special talent from Hampton (Va.), but many colleges aren't willing to budge on a scholarship until after they see more film. Vinson has only played football for a limited amount of time.

"LSU, UNC, Maryland and Ohio State are really my favorites right now," Vinson said, "they are showing me the most interest at least; calling my coach and sending the most letters."

An early commitment could come if interest continues to remain at a stagnet. "I don't know when I will decide," Vinson said, "probably before the end of the season." As for now, the Phoebus High School star is enjoying the summer and preparing for the fall.

He's scheduled to attend Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Pittsburgh's summer camps. He was already one of the top performers at Blackburg's Nike Camp and is expecting a similar performance in the future.

"I get the job done, no matter what I do," Vinson added. "I'm quick and I can play anywhere. I make plays and I can get to the quarterback." Vinson last year was first team All-District in both football and basketball, and would like to try to play both in college. Vinson said he had around 2 or 3 games where he scored 42 points in basketball, and thinks he can play on the college level.

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