Virginia Football Recruiting Week In Review: Wyatt Rector’s Big Return

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The Week In Review, a look at how the University of Virginia’s verbal commitments performed in the previous week, has returned for the 2017 season. Below is a look at how the Cavaliers’ class of 2018 recruits fared last week, beginning with top quarterback pledge Wyatt Rector, who returned to regular season action for the first time since suffering a knee injury that sidelined him most of his junior year.

Wyatt Rector, QB, Leesburg (FL) (1-0)
Rector shined in his first game back from a torn ACL suffered during his junior campaign, tossing two touchdown passes and running for three more while leading the Yellow Jackets to a 35-20 win over South Sumter. The first of Rector’s two touchdown throws came on his team’s first offensive play – a 67-yard touchdown strike to Cordrayius Graham.

Here are highlights of Rector’s outstanding performance, courtesy of Hudl.

Tavares Kelly Jr., WR/KR/PR, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) (1-0)
St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked no. 5 in the USA Today Super 25, defeated no. 3 ranked St. John’s Bosco 9-3 in overtime.

Ugo Obasi, WR/DB, Milford Mill (Baltimore, MD) (0-0)
Milford Mill hosts Tuscarora (VA) in its season opener on September 2.

Wooby Theork, WR, Naples (FL) (1-0)
Naples crushed Edison, 71-19, in its season opener. Per, Theork had three receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown as well as two kick-off returns for 143 yards and a score. Check out highlights below courtesy of Hudl.

Joe Bissinger, OL, Memorial (Houston, TX) (0-0)
No game. Memorial is scheduled to travel to Seven Lakes on September 2.

Derek Devine, OL, North Allegheny (Wexford, PA) (1-0)
North Allegheny pitched a 45-0 shutout over West Virginia’s Morgantown High School in its season opener.

Bobby Haskins, OL, The Hun School (Princeton, N.J.) (0-0)
Hun begins its 2017 season at home against Royal Imperial Collegiate on September 9

Will Lawrence, OL, Harding Academy (Memphis, TN) (0-2)
Raleigh-Egypt defeated Harding Academy, 58-21, last week. The Lions host Lausanne Collegiate on September 1 in search of victory number one in 2017.

Martin Weisz, OL, Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) (1-0)
The Buccaneers traveled to Glades Day and picked up a 47-34 road win to start 2017. A second road trip — North Broward Prep — awaits Weisz and company on September 1.

Emmett McNamara, OL/DL, Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, N.J.) (0-0)
Red Bank Catholic open its 2017 season with an away matchup against Middletown South on September 8.

Bryce Ramer, DL, Beaver Area (PA) (1-0)
Beaver crushed New Brighton, 69-21, in its season opener.

Samson Reed, DL, Kahuku (HI) (3-0)
The Red Raiders have won three straight to start 2017 after last week’s 40-6 victory over Moanalua.

Javar Garrett, LB, The Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.) (0-0)
Garrett and his teammates will meet Gonzaga of the WCAC on September 8 to start the 2017 season.

Case Gatlin, LB, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) (1-0)
Gatlin was credited with one solo tackle as IMG Academy downed Chandler (AZ), 27-14.

TC Harrison, LB, Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA) (1-1)
Norcross scored nine unanswered fourth quarter points to hand Collins Hill an 18-10 loss.

Grant Misch, LB, Potomac Falls (VA) (0-1)
Potomac Falls had a disappointing start to the 2017 season, falling to Broad Run by a score of 25-6.

Noah Taylor, LB, The Avalon School (Gaithersburg, MD) (1-0)
Avalon held on to defeat Ballou, 16-14, capturing its 2017 opener. Up next is Hyattsville (MD) power DeMatha Catholic.

DJ Brown, DB, St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.) (1-0)
St. John’s rolled over Jones (FL), 49-30, in last week’s season opener. The WCAC program takes on another out-of-state opponent on September 1, when it travels to De La Salle High School in California. The game will be televised on ESPNU at 11 p.m. EST.

Joseph White, DB, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA) (1-0)
Landstown captured a 28-14 victory over Green Run in its 2017 season opener.

Hunter Pearson, PK/P, Seneca (S.C.) (1-1)
Seneca dropped a 56-14 decision to Chapman to fall to 1-1.

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