VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – It was a big day for Ocean Lakes High School. The 6A football state champions will be sending eight players to the college football ranks. The most notable of the bunch might be running back Jason Lewis, who was named the 6A State Player of the Year by the Virginia High School League.
He made his commitment official when he signed with Arizona State. “I finally just signed and I’m done with it now. That’s just amazing right there,” said Lewis.
Three Dolphins are headed to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Despite a 5-7 season, their third straight losing campaign under head coach Mike London, the University of Virginia signed four-star linebacker Jahvoni Simmons and running back T.J. Griffin.
“It definitely feels good. Hoo Nation, baby!” said Griffin.
While Simmons was a little more reserved, he said his commitment to the Cavaliers never wavered, despite the team’s sruggles at times in 2014. “I just stuck with coach London through everything,” said Simmons, “I definitely want to go in there and compete for a starting job.”
Simmons will be seeing his teammate on the opposite sideline come November. Jacque Allen, a two-way player and all-around athlete signed with Virginia Tech. “I’m just ready to make an impact on what we have to do and bring Virginia Tech back to where it was before,” said Allen.