High School Football Updates: DMV College Offers
The DMV continues to see players at the high school football level receive interest and offers from college programs. Players from varying levels of competition in the area that have shown the skills to succeed at the next level. This shows the bevy of talent that exist in the area at various schools. This piece […]
The DMV continues to see players at the high school football level receive interest and offers from college programs. Players from varying levels of competition in the area that have shown the skills to succeed at the next level. This shows the bevy of talent that exist in the area at various schools. This piece will look to detail the college offers that have been received by several recruits in the area. While also highlighting parts of their skillsets that have made them attractive prospects for college programs.
Dont’e Thornton Jr.- Wide Receiver Class of 2021
- At around 6’4” 185 lbs. Mt. ST. Joseph’s Dont’e Thornton Jr. possesses great size and length at the receiver position. This 4-star recruit as per rivals.com currently has 25 offers. These include Arizona State, Auburn, Florida, Baylor, Colorado, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Oregon to name a handful. Thornton was previously committed to Penn State as of August 1st, 2019 but is currently noncommitted. Thornton Jr. his past junior season posted another strong campaign with 39 receptions, 1,074 yards, and 16 touchdowns. The ratio of a touchdown every 2 .4 catches is an impressive stat to put up alone. On film he displays strong and reliable hands, while showing consistency in getting good releases off the line of scrimmage. He shows a great ability to beat defenders deep and possesses the breakaway speed to create big plays on shorter receptions. His size and strength make him a major red-zone threat and tough to tackle after the catch also. Thornton Jr. has all the tools to be a playmaker at the next level, which is why interest is so high from colleges, with his Senior year still to play out.
Aaron Willis- Outside Linebacker Class of 2021
- Willis the St. Frances High School Outside linebacker is currently ranked 68th Nationally by Rivals.com. While also being ranked the 4th best recruit of the 2021 Class in the state of Maryland. Willis holds 20 current offers from college programs from a variety of schools. These included Arizona State, Baylor, Ole Miss, Louisville, Boston College, Rutgers, and Virginia to name a few. Willis displays many attractive characteristics that make him such a valuable commodity at the linebacker position. The skillset he showcases vary from his elite speed at the position. This helps him shoot gaps, as well as, chase defenders down in space effortlessly. This speed and athleticism also allows him to cover in space effectively. He plays with great physicality and is a sure tackler, always delivering hard blows to ball carriers. With this combination of speed, physicality, and toughness he is a tremendous defensive prospect. One that should only generate more interest as he goes into his Senior season and puts up another strong year.
Katron Evans- Defensive Tackle Class of 2021
- This 4-star recruit as ranked by Rivals.com is a talented defensive tackle that plays at St. Frances. He is ranked as the 6th best Class of 2021 recruit in the state of Maryland. While owning 40 offers from a wide range of colleges and universities. Programs that have shown interest range from Alabama, Clemson, and Baylor. To Georgia, TCU, Kentucky, Purdue, among many others across the country. Evans has not committed yet but certainly has plenty of suitors. His play on the field justifies this large amount of interest from schools. Starting with his great quickness and elusiveness at his size to make his way into the backfield to disrupt play. Evans shows quickness and power off the snap, being able to out quick or overpower opposing lineman when rushing. He also displays good hand usage when rushing the passer, and discipline in his run fits as well. Evans shows the versatility to play both on the interior and off the edge which is a valuable skill to have. Overall Katron Evans is a defensive lineman prospect that has a chance to be a dominant force at the next level. Which explains the massive amount of interest in his services already with more to come.
Landon Tengwall- Offensive Linemen Class of 2021
- The approximately 6’6” 315 lbs. Tengwall currently plays for Good Counsel High school as part of the WCAC. Tengwall is arguably the most talented lineman in the state of Maryland. Ranking as the second-best recruit in Maryland per Rivals.com while also ranking 35th Tengwall has 30 offers to mull over, ranging from Penn State and Michigan to Toledo and West Virginia. With Penn State being the university that he has visited the most and seems to have much interest in. Though no commitment has been made by the young tackle yet. The skills he has shown on film that many programs find alluring begin with his strength and ability to overpower opposing lineman at the tackle position. He shows comfort and athleticism in being able to pull on running plays, while getting out in space and blocking downfield on screens well. Tengwall also plays with tremendous nastiness, playing through the whistle and finishing his blocks hard to send a physical message to his opponents. Tengwall is easily one of the best lineman prospects in the country and has a bright future ahead. The only question now is, which university will he ultimately choose to continue his promising football career at?
Christian Veilleux- Quarterback Class of 2021
- This Class of 2021 Quarterback has shown to be an intriguing quarterback prospects out of the area. The 6’4” 195 lbs. QB is considered a pro-style quarterback and is ranked 12th among the Class of 2021 Maryland recruits. He currently owns 18 offers from colleges including Arizona State, Buffalo, Duke, Boston College, and Indiana. Veilleux has a lot of ability to be a successful quarterback at the college level. He possesses great size at the position and measurables that make him an enticing QB prospect. Veilleux his junior year threw for 2006 yards, with 29 touchdowns and just 8 picks. While showing his running ability with 5 rushing touchdowns as well. On film he displays terrific arm strength making him a great deep ball thrower. He puts good touch on passes down the field and hits receivers in stride which is an excellent show of accuracy. He also shows good calm feet in the pocket, while also being able to extend the play when it breaks down outside of it. He has great ball placement, always giving his receivers a chance to catch the ball. Veilleux even does a great job keeping his eyes down field at times when scrambling to make throws. He also as a runner is far more elusive than you think as well. The Bullis High School product this coming season should only further up his stock with another strong season. With his size, arm talent, and sneaky athleticism he has a set of tools all coaches want in a quarterback. Tools that will help him flourish at the college level, wherever he chooses to commit to.