An effort to update my recruiting lists for the football signing class of 2013 has had the hoped-for effect of providing some news that I have not previously reported.
After calling up the William and Mary website, I saw where the Tribe reported Thursday that one-time Virginia Tech tight end Christian Reeves has transferred to William and Mary and will begin classes this summer.
Reeves, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound wide receiver from Eagles Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Ga., became the third member of the Hokies’ 2011 recruiting class when he committed June 16, 2010.
Reeves, viewed as a tight end candidate at one point, was redshirted by the Hokies in 2010 before playing in 10 games last year as a reserve. He never got big enough to play tight end and wasn’t fast enough to be a wide receiver.
When he decided he wanted to make a move, former Hokies’ assistant and new William and Mary offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers was an eager recipient.
I ALSO WAS REMINDED, in reviewing the Roanoke Times’ 2012 Top 25 package, that I had not listed a college destination for Buckingham High School quarterback Camre “Cam” Johnson, designated as sleeper of the year.
It turns out, Johnson is headed to Fork Union, where he is expected to play wide receiver.
Another player who was listed as uncommitted at the time of publication was Jack Howerton, a 6-2, 310-pound offensive lineman from Langley High School, where he played for his father, John..
John Howerton reports that his son, rated the No. 62 senior prospect in Virginia, has committed to the start-up program at Stetson in Deland, Fla.
Another player who was listed as uncommitted in the Christmas edition, wide receiver Jesse Santiago from Grafton High School in Yorktown, signed with William and Mary. Santiago, also an athletic basketball player, was rated 95th on The Roanoke Times’ list.
Michael Parker, a former Kettle Run High School defensive back, remains the highest-rated uncommitted player on the list. Parker, rated the No. 35 prospect on the seniors list and a top-10 state prospect as a junior, was dismissed from the team at Kettle Run and enrolled at Fauquier County.
There was late word that Parker was visiting Arizona State but that was never confirmed. Not saying Parker won’t turn up somewhere, but rivals.com does not list him Parker with either an Arizona State offer or visit.
The highest-rated uncommitted player after that is No. 67 David Smith, a linebacker from Warwick High School.
However, I have determined that the 85th player on the list, tight end Xavier Roscoe from Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. The 75th-rated player, prolific Stafford wide receiver Tyus White, is going to North Carolina Central.
THE NUMBERS WOULD SUGGEST, if you are a Football Championship Subdivision (previously Division I-AA signee), that you probably merit a spot on The Roanoke Times Top 10.
That’s what I thought before I realized that 23 players from Virginia had signed with schools in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, including a whopping 16 with Norfolk State.
For the first time today, I started to work on a list of state players who had gone Division I-AA. There were 53 of those, not counting the 12 in-state players who are going to Old Dominion and Liberty, who are making the move to Division I-A.
An updated list follows.
2012 TOP 25 PACKAGE
1. Christian Hackenberg 6-3 200 QB Fork Union Signed with Penn State
2. Jonathan Allen 6-3 263 DE Stone Bridge (Ashburn) Signed with Alabama
3. Taquan Mizzell 5-10 185 RB Bayside (Va. Beach) Signed with UVa
4. Bucky Hodges 6-6 220 QB Salem (Va. Beach) Signed with Va. Tech
5. Derrick Green 6-0 245 RB Hermitage (Richmond) Signed with Michigan
REST OF THE TOP 25
6. E.J. Levenberry 6-3 230 LB Hylton (Woodbridge) Signed with FSU
7. Ryan Burns 6-5 225 QB Stone Bridge (Ashburn) Signed with Stanford
8. Holland Fisher 6-2 203 DB Manchester (Midlothian) Signed with Va. Tech
9. Matt Rolin 6-4 209 LB Brian Woods (Ashburn) Signed with Florida
10. Tim Harris 6-2 188 DB Varina (Richmond) Signed with UVa
11. Wyatt Teller 6-5 260 DL Liberty (Bealeton) Signed with Va. Tech
12. Donta Wilkins 6-3 305 DL Potomac (Dumfries) Signed with UVa
13. Malcolm Cook 6-1 200 DB Fork Union Signed with UVa
14. Corwin Cutler 6-3 180 QB Ocean Lakes (Va. Beach) Signed with 15. DaeSean Hamilton 6-0 182 WR Mountain View (Stafford) Signed with Penn State
16. Anthony Shegog 6-2 195 DB North Stafford Signed with Va. Tech
17. Oren Burks 6-4 205 DE South County (Lorton) Signed with Vanderbilt
18. Jack English 6-6 250 DE St. Christopher’s (Richmond) Signed with UVa
19. Zack Jones 5-11 180 WR Ocean Lakes (Va. Beach) Signed with UVa
20. Doug Randolph 6-3 236 LB Woodberry Forest (Orange) Signed with Notre Dame
21. Charles Clark 6-0 180 DB King’s Fork (Suffolk) Signed with Va. Tech
22. Daniel Reid 6-0 202 Ath Thomas Dale (Chester) Signed with Va. Tech
23. Jake Kite 6-1 182 DB Hidden Valley (Roanoke) Signed with Duke
24. Andrew Motu’apuaka 5-11 220 LB Salem (Va. Beach) Signed with Va. Tech
25. David Prince 6-1 180 ATH Patrick Henry (Roanoke) Signed with Va. Tech
- Visiting other schools
Camre Johnson 6-4 190 WR Buckingham Committed to Fork Union
26. Demetri McGill 6-0 290 DL Ocean Lakes (Va. Beach) Signed with East Carolina
27. Braxton Pfaff 6-4 290 OL Liberty Christian (Lynchburg) Signed with Va. Tech
28. Parker Ostlerloh 6-8 299 OL Warhill (Williamsburg) Signed with Va. Tech
29. Deon Newsome 5-11 175 Ath Hampton Signed with Va. Tech
30. Cam Serigne 6-3 225 TE Briar Woods (Ashburn) Signed with Wake
31 Cequan Jefferson 5-11 170 DB Henrico (Richmond) Signed with Va. Tech
32. Evrett Edwards 5-11 175 DB Woodbridge Signed with Duke
33. Tanner Hartman 6-4 250 OL Liberty Christian (Lynchburg) Signed with Penn State
34. Chris Holmes 6-2 187 Ath Chancellor (Fredericksburg) Signed with Duke
35. Michael Parker 6-3 205 ATH Kettle Run (Nokesville) Uncommitted
36. Eric Tetlow 6-6 294 OL Mills Godwin (Richmond) Signed with UVa
37. Josh Marriner 5-10 190 RB Western Branch (Chesapeake) Signed with UConn
38. Atem Ntantang 5-11 185 RB Woodgrove (Purcellville) Signed with B.C.
39. Chris Burton 6-4 255 TE G.W. (Danville) Signed with Cincinnati
40. Connor Wingo-Reeves 6-2 222 LB Monacan (Richmond) Signed with UVa
41. Paul Robertson 5-11 190 RB L.C. Bird (Chesterfield) Signed with Hampton
42. Brian Brown 6-2 185 Ath Hermitage (Richmond) Signed with Richmond
43. Chris Blewitt 5-10 175 PK West Potomac (Alexandria) Signed with Pittsburgh
44. A.J. Bolden 6-3 307 OL Millbrook (Winchester) Signed with Toledo
45. Demetreus Ferebeee 6-5 225 DE Northside (Roanoke) Signed with Norfolk State
46. Kwamane Bowens 6-2 175 WR Salem (Va. Beach) Signed with Hawaii
47. Josh Tapscott 5-8 183 RB Kettle Run (Nokesville) Signed with Wyoming
48. Kanyia Anderson 6-2 215 LB Oscar Smith (Chesapeake) Signed with ODU
49. Chasz Wright 6-7 274 OL Hylton (Woodbridge) Signed with UConn
50. Davon Grayson 6-2 180 Ath King’s Fork (Suffolk) Signed with ECU
51. Reggie Miles 6-5 240 DL Hylton (Woodbridge) Committed to Navy
52. Austin Stone 6-0 180 WR Fork Union Signed with E. Michigan
53. Mark Wilson 6-4 217 DL Phoebus (Hampton) Signed with ODU
54. Porter Abell 6-0 180 QB Rockbridge (Lexington) Signed with Richmond
55. Jonathan Dunn 5-9 191 RB West Springfield Signed with W&M
56. Chris Durant 6-4 260 OL Oakton (Vienna) Signed with W&M
57. Hardy Lester 6-4 220 TE Geo. Wythe (Wytheville) Signed with Richmond
58. Sharif Finch 6-4 209 DE Henrico (Richmond) Signed with Temple
59. Gerard Johnson 5-8 175 Ath Meadowbrook (Richmond) Signed with ODU
60. Nathan Adams 6-3 210 LB Goochland Signed with Eastern Michigan
61. Marcus Spearman 6-0 190 DB Grafton (Yorktown) Committed to Harvard
62. Jack Howerton 6-2 320 OL Langley (McLean) Signed with Stetson
63. Brandon Ravenel 6-0 170 WR North Stafford Signed with JMU
64. Nick Edwards 6-5 245 DE Kellam (Va. Beach) Signed with JMU
65. James King 6-4 220 DE Pulaski County (Dublin) Signed with VMI
66. Jhalil Mosley 6-1 185 QB Monticello (Charlottesville) Signed with W&M
67. David Smith 6-2 190 LB Warwick (Hampton) Uncommitted
68. Dylan Brucki 6-6 303 OL Cave Spring (Roanoke) Signed with Liberty
69. Kyle Downer 6-3 210 QB Oakton (Vienna) Signed with Albany
70. Andre Dessenberg 6-2 185 WR Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach) Signed with Delaware
71. Branden Taylor 6-2 205 LB North Cross (Roanoke) Uncommitted
72. Melvin Vaughn 6-2 210 WR Oscar Smith (Chesapeake) Signed with ODU
73. Phillip Berry 6-6 291 OL Woodberry Forest (Orange) Committed to UVa (walk-on)
74. A.J. Addison 6-7 330 OL Fredericksburg Christian Uncommitted
75. Tyus White 5-9 165 Ath Brooke Point (Stafford) Signed with N.C. Central
76. Evan Anderson 6-0 195 RB North Cross (Roanoke) Uncommitted
77. Daquin Moore 6-3 182 WR Hampton Signed with ODU
78. Cardon Johnson 5-9 185 RB Warwick (Hampton) Signed with JMU
79. Larry Perkins 6-5 210 DE Martinsville Uncommitted
80. Mitchell Ludwig 6-0 175 PK Abingdon Committed to Va. Tech (walk-on)
81. Jordan Bryant 6-3 232 TE Cave Spring (Roanoke) Signed with Concord
82. Darren Clayton 6-3 250 DL Lee (Staunton) Uncommitted
83. Wesley Scott 5-11 185 DB Hayfield (Alexandria) Signed with Liberty
84. Daniel Hamm 5-10 185 RB Fort Chiswell (Max Meadows) Committed to UVa (walk-on)
85. Xavier Roscoe 6-3 205 TE Gar-Field (Woodbridge) Uncommitted
86. Curtis Fridley 6-3 275 OL Rockbridge County Uncommitted
87. Richie Staton 6-1 230 LB Phoebus (Hampton) Signed with ODU
88. Morris Jackson 6-1 180 RB Atlee (Mechanicsville) Uncommitted
89. Tony Pittman 5-11 200 RB Phoebus (Hampton) Signed with Marshall
90. Rodney Johnson 6-1 175 DB Booker T. Washington (Norfolk) Uncommitted
91. Sean Huelskamp 6-2 210 LB Chantilly Committed to Va. Tech (walk-on)
92. Damian Nicholson 5-11 175 RB Osbourn Park (Manassas) Uncommitted
93. Eddie Bowman 6-0 200 LB Bassett Uncommitted
94. Grayson Shelly 6-3 185 PK Deep Run (Richmond) Signed with Towson
95. Jesse Santiago 6-1 190 DB Grafton (Yorktown) Signed with William and Mary
96. Jake Waltman 6-2 275 OL Dan River (Ringgold) Uncommitted
97. Garrett Watts 6-5 285 OL Great Bridge (Chesapeake) Uncommitted
98. Jaylen Avent 5-8 185 Ath Woodbridge Uncommitted
99. Deion Hawkins 6-4 320 OL Chatham Uncommitted
100. John Ford 6-0 198 QB Thomas Dale (Chester) Uncommitted