2014 Week In Review: Thornhill’s 4 TDs Spur Win

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The “Week In Review” is back with a look at how UVa’s recruits are performing on the gridiron in the 2014 season. We begin with last week’s headliners, led by Altavista (VA) quarterback/defensive back Juan Thornhill, who has been a consistent playmaker all year long for his team…

Thornhill and his father with UVa head coach Mike London (photo courtesy of Thornhill)
Thornhill and his father with UVa head coach Mike London (photo courtesy of Thornhill)

Notable Performances From UVa Recruits Last Week

– Thornhill racked up four touchdowns (3 rush, 1 pass) as Altavista (VA) downed Rustburg, 34-0, to improve to 9-0. He had five touchdowns in the previous week’s win.

– Safety prospect David Curry had one sack in a 44-0 victory last week. Curry’s sack forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by Buford’s Quay Picou. The Wolves remain unbeaten at 9-0.

– Wide receiver David Eldridge III set a single game school record for receptions with 11, finishing with 102 yards receiving in Kettle Run’s 42-0 loss to fellow Virginia recruit RJ Proctor and Liberty (Bealeton, VA). Eldridge III added 114 yards on five returns (kick and punt returns combined).

Kettle Run is 6-3.

– Cornerback recruit Kareem Gibson got the job done on offense last week, finishing with two carries for 36 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 37 yards in Greater Johnstown’s 49-21 win over Cambria Heights. The Trojans (7-3) travel to Clearfield this evening.

The Rest

The following UVa recruits were victorious last week…

– OL Ryan Bischoff, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (Plymouth Meeting, PA), 7 wins – 3 losses
– OL/DT Eli Hanback, Patrick Henry (Ashland, VA), 5-4
– QB Nick Johns, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.), 7-2
– LB Kareem McDonald, Wilson (Washington, D.C.), 6-4. Wilson has won four straight games.
– OL Grant Polk (Charlotte, 5-3)
– OL RJ Proctor, Liberty (Bealeton, VA), 8-1
– ATH Myles Robinson, Good Counsel (Olney, MD), 9-1. The Falcons were perfect in the WCAC this regular season. Now on to the WCAC postseason tourney.
– RB Christopher Sharp, Hun School (Princeton, N.J.), 6-1
– LB Jahvoni Simmons, Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA), 8-0
– LB C.J. Stalker, Lakota West (West Chester, OH), 5-5. The win, along with some help, gave the Firebirds a playoff berth.
– DT James Trucilla (Cathedral Prep, 10-0)
– DL Brandon Wilson (West Orange, 9-0)

The following future Hoos lost last week…

– Class of 2016 WR Cole Blackman, Glen Allen (VA), 1-8
– TE Richard Burney Jr., Hickory (Chesapeake, VA), 1-8
– DE Rasool Clemons, South Aiken (Aiken, S.C.), 2-8
– TE Tanner Cowley, Manasquan (N.J.), 3-4
– DE Gladimir Paul, Northeast (Philadelphia, PA), 4-6

Olamide Zaccheaus, a senior all-purpose tailback out of St. Joseph’s Prep (5-3), was on a bye. So was class of 2016 WR Joseph Reed, a top athlete out of Randolph-Henry (Charlotte Court House, VA). Randolph-Henry is 1-8.

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