VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Although the college football recruiting season never seems to end, coaching staffs around the country are starting to mold their teams for the next several years today. It is National Signing Day, always an interesting day on the Hampton Roads sports scene, but not as exciting this year, as many of the top recruited players announced early.
The area’s most sought after player, defensive end Josh Sweat graduated early from Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake and has already enrolled at Florida State. Defensive back T.J. Griffin from state champion Oscar Smith turned his back on Wisconsin and will join former Landstown High School coach Chris Beatty at the University of Virginia. Norview quarterback E.J. Faison who led his team to their best finish in 55 years has agreed to play his college ball at Mississippi Valley State. And defensive end Trevon Hill, who played at Salem High School before abruptly transferring to the Renaissance Academy says he has agreed to continue his education at Virginia Tech.
Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder in the process of obtaining letters from several recruits around the nation. New Norfolk State coach Latrell Scott has had a short window putting his first Spartan recruiting class together.
We will hear from Coach Wilder and Coach Scott and bring you up to date with the important local signings tonight on the Sportswrap, beginning on WAVY News 10 at six, and throughout the day on WAVY.com.