University of Virginia football class of 2021 signee Michael Green helped Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA) to a perfect regular season (5-0) and the top seed in the Class 3, Region A playoffs. The Rams postseason begins tonight against 3A no. 4 seed New Kent.
Lafayette won the regular season matchup, 35-13. Green, a two-way star at wide receiver and outside linebacker (he projects as a linebacker at UVA), shined.
The high school football careers for three other Virginia class of 2021 in-state recruits have come to an end.
– Malachi Fields, Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
6’4”, 200 pounds
Likely position at UVA: Wide Receiver
Monticello fell short of earning a postseason berth but closed out the season with three straight wins to finish 4-2. Fields capped off his impressive high school career with a six-touchdown performance in a 55-21 victory over Fluvanna County.
For the final Play of the Week, Malachi Fields not only ran away with the vote, getting about 60%, but also ran away with 400+ yards against Fluvanna County, including this 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Fields had 6 TDs on the day#FNEWeek7 pic.twitter.com/3AFYMcPtDb
— Friday Night Endzone on FOX Virginia (@FNEFootball) April 5, 2021
– Aidan Ryan, James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA)
6’1”, 190 pounds
Likely position at UVA: Safety
The spring football season did not go as Ryan envisioned, as the Yellow Jackets lost their first three games, including the first two by a combined four points. Still, Ryan and company continued to battle and won two of their last three to finish 2-4. James Monroe downed Caroline, 17-6, to finish the season. Ryan’s signature senior season performance came in a 48-31 victory over Chancellor.
– Jay Woolfolk, Benedictine (Richmond, VA)
5’11”, 190 pounds
Likely position at UVA: Quarterback
A two-sport star, Woolfolk led Benedictine football to four wins in as many games this spring. He has now moved on to baseball and helped the Cadets (8-3) to a 10-1 win over Walsingham Academy on Wednesday (April 9). Woolfolk struck out four batters in just over two innings pitched and contributed a 3-run homer in the victory.
Woolfolk intends on playing football and baseball at UVA.
Benedictine concluded spring football with a blowout win over Fork Union Military Academy. Woolfolk made plays at quarterback and defensive back in the final game of his standout prep career.
Rodney Hill Decommits
Virginia’s class of 2022 is down to two after Bulloch Academy (Statesboro, GA) wide receiver/running back Rodney Hill announced that he has reopened his recruitment. The 6’0”, 180-pound junior verbally committed to UVA as an H-back prospect back in February.
— Deuce✌🏾⭐️ † (@rodney_hill10) April 8, 2021
Hill’s decommitment comes on the heels of Florida State extending an offer in late March. 247Sports experts are predicting that he will now commit to the Seminoles.
More Recruiting Notes
– Goochland (VA) is the top seed in the Class 3, Region B playoffs. The Bulldogs are led by quarterback/defensive back C.J. Towles, who has been offered by Virginia as a defensive back recruit. Old Dominion has offered too.
The Hoos took to Twitter to wish the standout prospect well.
— Cj Towles (@TowlesCj) April 9, 2021
– Twins Destin Wade and Keaten Wade will announce their college choice on Friday, April 16, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, and Virginia are the finalists for the juniors out of Summit High School (Spring Hill, TN).
Destin is a dual-threat quarterback/athlete prospect, while Keaten is an outside linebacker prospect for the Hoos. The brothers were in Charlottesville this past weekend for a visit. As of this writing, though, Rivals experts predict Kentucky to be the choice while 247Sports analysts are going with Tennessee.