Ashland (Va.) Patrick Henry is home to two prospects in the 2009 recruiting class. The star of the school is 5-foot-10, 210-pound running back Adrian Cavanaugh.
"Richmond is very high on him, they have offered," Patrick Henry head coach Scott Brown said. "I've been catching up with a lot of other schools including Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland. He's getting a lot of interest from I-A and I-AA schools. He's wide open right now."
Brown broke down what stands out about Cavanaugh.
"The big thing with Adrian is that he has the work done, an 1140 SAT and 3.9 GPA. He offers a lot," he said. "We're hoping a growth spurt is left in him because if he was 6-foot-1 or 6-foot-2, there isn't a school that wouldn't want him.
"He is a great playmaker on offense that earned all-district, region and area as a junior, but I think on the college level he is an outside linebacker or strong safety. He is able to move in space and run with backs and tight ends."
Cavanaugh isn't the only player to watch in 2009. Patrick Henry also has 6-foot-2, 220-pound tight end in Jamison Kenney.
"He is sparking a lot of interest and may get offers in the spring," Brown said. "He has some work to do academically. He turned the corner a bit on that this past year.
"He is an athlete. He's one of the best hurdlers in the central region. You don't find that type of size and skill; everybody wants that player on their team. He's a freak of nature that can do so many things. He can run, catch and jump. He's a kid that can go to combines and he'll turn some heads."