TechSideline.com's Top 30 Prospects for 2004 in the State of Virginia
by Chris Horne, 5/1/03
With quarterbacks and running backs making up seven of the Top 10 prospects, it is not difficult to establish the strength of the 2004 class in the state of Virginia.
The Top 5
Heading the list of quarterbacks is the number one ranked prospect in the state, Westfield High's Sean Glennon. Glennon, who stands 6-4 and weighs 190 pounds, possesses outstanding accuracy and field savvy with a strong arm. Over his sophomore and junior seasons combined, Glennon threw 42 touchdowns with only seven interceptions at a 65 % completion percentage. He has received early offers from both Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Kecoughtan linebacker Jerod Mayo is the state's top defender and one of the top linebackers on the East Coast. The 6-3, 215 pound outside backer has been offered by both in-state schools and should receive quite a few outside of the state. Mayo is the type of player that simply makes plays, and he makes them all over the field.
Listed as the #2 quarterback prospect and #3 overall is Hopewell's Lee Bujakowski. Bujakowski is your typical pocket quarterback. He does not move around too much in the pocket, instead standing tall, poised, and confident until a receiver comes open. Possessing a cannon for an arm, Bujakowski can make all of the throws and uses nice touch as well.
It can be argued that no junior in the state of Virginia was more productive than Graham standout running back Ahmad Bradshaw. The only player in the Horne Top 30 with a day named after him, Bradshaw rushed for 2,282 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. Bradshaw is a terrific receiver as well, as he has made close to 70 receptions over the past two seasons. He can also play in the defensive backfield, where he is a big hitter.
Rounding out the top five is Tidewater area star running back Antwain Carey. The Deep Creek standout is exceptional in both football and track. At 6-0, 205 pounds, he is big and very fast, as he runs a sub 4.4 in the forty yard dash. He rushed for over 1,100 yards as a junior.
Western Branch quarterback Ryan Pond, William Campbell running back Cedric Peerman, Culpeper safety Kent Hicks, Colonial Forge quarterback Randy Hippeard, and St. Anne's Belfield defensive lineman Chris Long make up the rest of the Chris Horne Pre-Summer Top 10. This year's class appears to have good depth, making for an interesting and competitive 2003-2004 recruiting season between the Cavaliers and the Hokies.
TechSideline.com Pre-Summer Top 30
1 - QB Sean Glennon - 6-4, 190, Westfield
2 - LB Jerod Mayo - 6-3, 216, Kecoughtan
3 - QB Lee Bujakowski - 6-3, 225, Hopewell
4 - RB Ahmad Bradshaw - 5-10, 185, Graham
5 - RB Antwain Carey - 6-0, 205, Deep Creek
6 - RB Cedric Peerman - 5-11, 195, William Campbell
7 - S Kent Hicks - 6-4, 210, Culpeper
8 - DL Chris Long - 6-4, 245, St. Anne's Belfield
9 - QB Ryan Pond - 6-3, 230, Western Branch
10 - QB Randy Hippeard - 6-3, 185, Colonial Forge
11 - OL John Bradshaw - 6-5, 295, Stafford
12 - DE Jon Kirchner - 6-5, 260, Rockbridge
13 - LB Andrew Bowman - 6-1, 230, Hermitage
14 - DE Olu Hall - 6-4, 220, Robinson
15 - WR Eddie Royal - 5-10, 170, Westfield
16 - WR Jeremy Gilchrist - 5-11, 185, Salem (Virginia Beach)
17 - FB/LB Chris Spinner - 6-2, 220, Liberty (Bedford)
18 - DB Anthony Brown - 5-11, 195, Liberty (Bealeton)
19 - LB Austin Casey - 6-2, 215, Salem
20 - OL Zac Stair - 6-6, 280, Osbourn Park
21 - CB/WR Patrick Preston - 6-1, 180, Franklin County
22 - DE Brandon Holland - 6-5, 289, Northside
23 - S/WR Kevin Allen - 6-3, 178, Highland Springs
24 - QB Jacob Phillips - 6-3, 185, Bath County
25 - WR/DB Frankie Caldeyro - 6-2, 180, Churchland.
26 - DE Nathan Bryant - 6-3, 240, Liberty (Bedford)
27 - LB/S Endor Cooper - 6-2, 190, CD Hylton
28 - LB Devonta Brown - 6-4, 235, Charlottesville
29 - FB/LB Sam Wheeler - 6-3, 235, Blacksburg
30 - DE/TE Ian Childress - 6-5, 220, Liberty (Bedford)