Woodberry Forest School continues to be a hotbed for college football recruits with a trio of rising juniors already gaining major interest from major programs.
“The big news right now is Doug Randolph, who will be a new student at Woodberry,” Tigers coach Clint Alexander said. “He’ll be the first commitment in Stanford’s 2013 class.”
Randolph, an outside linebacker from Richmond who transferred to Woodberry from Collegiate, gave a non-binding verbal commitment to Stanford last week. A 6-3, 215-pounder, Randolph also had a scholarship offer to play lacrosse at VMI, but the son of a doctor and a dentist said Stanford had long been his dream school.
A classmate who has also been busy this summer is quarterback Heys McMath. According to Alexander, McMath impressed Notre Dame coaches at an invitation-only camp in South Bend and has also been to camps at North Carolina and Duke.
Fellow Woodberry QB Jacob Rainey also earned invitations to several camps this summer, attending workouts at Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. Vandy coaches told Alexander they were impressed with Rainey, who ran a 4.65 40-yard dash in Nashville.
Defensive lineman Rogers Clark has garnered interest from Yale and rising senior safety Carlson Milikin, who will play lacrosse at Virginia if he doesn’t choose football, continues to hear from ACC programs such as the Cavaliers and Georgia Tech.
“Carlson just got done with a camp at UVa and according to them he did well,” Alexander said. “We’ll see what comes from that.”
Dukes checking in at Blue Ridge
New Blue Ridge School coach Orlando Patterson has only officially been on the job a few weeks, but he’s heard plenty from college coaches about Barons players, particularly some from a nearby school.
"James Madison has been in contact with Blue Ridge School, not looking for anyone specific but Mayn Francisco will be on their radar,” Patterson said. “Also the University of Richmond has inquired information about prospective student athletes from Blue Ridge.”
Francisco, a rising senior running back who began his high school career at Albemarle and rushed for 1,310 yards last fall, made quite an impression at a scouting combine in Baltimore during the spring and has also heard from schools such as Delaware and Elon.
Patterson said Central Connecticut State has also been in touch about Francisco and rising senior wide receiver/defensive back Lance Grey.
Fork Union QB has offer
Christian Hackenberg, a rising junior quarterback at Fork Union Military Academy and son of former Virginia player Erick Hackenberg, reportedly picked up a scholarship offer from his dad’s alma mater.
Hackenberg, a 6-3, 200-pound pro-style signal caller, has been hearing from plenty of big-time programs. Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech have all also been in contact according to Rivals.com.