Highland Springs, Va. has been known for producing top-notch talent over the years including most recently 2005 five-star prospect Victor Harris and 2006 four-star recruit Jarrell Miller. With talent coming out of his school every year, you can trust Springers head coach Scott Burton to tell you which players will make an impact on the next level. We talked to Burton to see who is coming up in his junior class.
"I've got two juniors that look to be top talents. One is cornerback C.J. Fleming and the other is athlete Chris Hill," he said. "Macho was the fastest kid I've ever had, but C.J. and Chris are right behind him running 4.4 and 4.5-second 40's."
Both prospects are approximately 5-foot-11 and 175-pounds, but neither holds an offer to date.
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"We didn't go to camp this year at all and that's usually when the schools first notice you, but I can tell you both are going to be very good players," he said. "They should both be some of the more heavily recruited kids in the state next year."
What makes C.J. and Chris stand out?
"Both of them run very well," he said. "Chris is smooth and fluid and makes things look easy on the field, while C.J. has a knack for the ball and is more hard-nosed and wants to hit people. Both are very hard workers, good learners and coachable. They are also just a joy to be around."
Both players have made an impact on the Springers 2-1 start this season.
"C.J. has one interception, a few pass breakups and a bunch of hard hits including a couple forced fumbles," he said. "Chris hasn't done as much on the field, but he's a jack of all trades out there and does a good job for us."
Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and others have already shown early interest.