College interest is picking up at Stafford (Va.) Brooke Point. The school is home to a handful of prospects in 2012, leading the way is 6-foot-2, 210-pound defensive end Alex Figueroa.
"He is the most physical player I've ever coached," Brooke Point head coach Jeff Berry said of Figueroa. "I think he has the potential to be the best one to ever come out of our school.
"For one thing, I think he's a very versatile player. He can play a lot of different things in college, wide receiver, H-back, stand up defensive end or linebacker. I think he can do any of those things and is a natural football player. He's really gifted and really, really physical.
"As a person, he's someone that has needed all four years to really grow, maturity wise. Each year he becomes a better person and has really grown into a leader for our team."
On the recruiting front, Figueroa is gaining interest.
"We haven't gotten too much action at our school yet since we had no seniors," he said. "He does have some grades to work on which could be a minor setback for him, he is getting some interest from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia."
Joining Figueroa at Brooke Point is versatile athlete Michael Ford.
"He transferred to us from Woodbridge," he said. "He's 6-foot-0, 195-pounds. He was off to a slow start this year because he broke his jaw and lost some weight, but ended up getting all-district linebacker.
"He's a kid I think is going to be a scholarship type of kid, I-AA or Division I level. He is extremely physical and a very good running back out of the backfield. If he's going to be a running back, he'll have to be a fullback type. His best opportunity is at linebacker cause he can run well and is very smart."
Meanwhile, Brooke Point has a quarterback to watch too.
"Zach Deutel is a 6-foot-3, 202-pounder," he said. "He's done well, he's recovering from an injury plagued year. He had a high ankle sprain that kept him out awhile. Then he tore his labrum. He's still recovering and should be back by April."
Two more prospects are also ones to watch.
"We have two other ones no one knows about," he said. "Our running back Raevaun Redd is 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. He has tremendous speed and is a really good defensive back. He averaged 10-yards a carry for us last year and is a really special player. He has a grade issue.
"Our defensive lineman, Josh Perdue is a quick kid at 6-foot-2, 240-pounds. He's just a football player."