Virginia Football Recruiting Week In Review: White, Pearson Among Top Performers

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The “Week In Review” feature is a look at how Virginia football commits in the class of 2018 performed on the gridiron the previous week. Accompanying some of the summaries below are highlights courtesy of

Without further ado, let’s get to last week’s action …

Wyatt Rector, QB, Leesburg (FL)
Leesburg dropped a 35-28 decision to Eustis and is now 1-1 on the season. Rector completed 14-of-26 passes for 268 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. He also had 18 carries for 98 yards and two scores, per the Orlando Sentinel.

Tavares Kelly Jr., WR/KR/PR, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
The Raiders blanked Piper, 40-0, are 2-0 and ranked no. 3 in the nation by USA Today. This week’s matchup versus Flanagan was initially rescheduled for September 6 but has since been postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

Ugo Obasi, WR/DB, Milford Mill (Baltimore, MD)
In its season opener, Milford Mill was dealt a 38-14 defeat at the hands of top Virginia high school program Tuscarora. The Millers seek to rebound this week versus Woodlawn.

Wooby Theork, WR, Naples (FL)
Theork was credited with two catches for 24 yards and a touchdown in a 37-23 loss to Palmetto. The future Hoo has accounted for three touchdowns (two receiving, one kickoff return) in Naples’ first two games of 2017. After a bye this week Naples (1-1) returns to the field on September 15.

Joe Bissinger, OL, Memorial (Houston, TX)
Due to the devastating flooding from Hurricane Harvey, Memorial has delayed the start of its season to September 15.

Derek Devine, OL, North Allegheny (Wexford, PA)
After a 45-point win to open the season, North Allegheny fell to Bethel Park, 35-15.

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

Will Lawrence, OL, Harding Academy (Memphis, TN)
Lausanne Collegiate handed Harding Academy its third straight loss to start 2017. Up next, the Lions travel to Bolivar Central on September 8.

Martin Weisz, OL, Benjamin School (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
North Broward Prep defeated Benjamin, 31-28, evening the Buccaneers’ 2017 record at 1-1. Weisz and company host LaSalle this week.

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

Bryce Ramer, DL, Beaver Area (PA)
Beaver is off to a great start to the 2017 campaign, winning each of its first two games, including a 42-0 downing of Freedom Area last week.

Samson Reed, DL, Kahuku (HI)
The Red Raiders cruised to a 51-7 victory over ‘Aiea to improve to 4-0. Reed and the rest of the Kahuku defense have allowed only 13 points all season long, pitching two shutouts in the process.

Javar Garrett, LB, The Peddie School (Hightstown, N.J.)
Garrett and his teammates begin the 2017 season with a matchup versus Gonzaga of the WCAC on September 8.

Case Gatlin, LB, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL)
IMG Academy, ranked no. 1 in the nation by USA Today, took care of California’s Centennial High School by a score of 40-20. IMG next takes the field on September 15, when it will host St. John’s (Washington, D.C.). St. John’s features another UVA commit in defensive back DJ Brown.

TC Harrison, LB, Collins Hill (Suwanee, GA)
Harrison was credited (per MaxPreps) with 3 tackles (1 solo) in last week’s 24-6 win over Lambert. He had six tackles, including two tackles for loss, the previous week. Collins Hill is now 2-1 on the season.

Grant Misch, LB, Potomac Falls (VA)
Potomac Falls is now 0-2 after last week’s 3-0 loss to Dominion. Misch and company will look to get on track when they host Riverside on September 8.

Noah Taylor, LB, The Avalon School (Gaithersburg, MD)
The Black Knights couldn’t handle DeMatha Catholic, falling to the Stags 28-0. The Avalon School (1-1) faces Sulphur Springs on September 8.

DJ Brown, DB, St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.)
In a matchup between two USA Today Super 25 programs, De La Salle rallied to defeat St. John’s (1-1), 35-31. Check out the future Wahoo corner’s highlights from last week’s game below.

Joseph White, DB, Landstown (Virginia Beach, VA)
Landstown is 2-0 after last week’s 15-10 win over Bayside. White tweeted the following photos of him doing work on both sides of the ball. Below the tweet are highlights of White versus Bayside, courtesy of Hudl.

White’s night included a 12-yard touchdown run on a reverse and a solid effort on defense.

Hunter Pearson, PK/P, Seneca (S.C.)
Thanks to a touchdown, two Pearson field goals, and a stout defensive effort, Seneca shutout Daniel, 13-0. Seneca improves to 2-1 on the year.

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