Midlothian (Va.) Manchester was home to a major lineman in Jake Goins in 2011. The school features a pair of prospects to watch in 2012 and even more beyond according to head coach Tom Hall.
"We've got a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker Jake Marten," he said. "He's going to be an inside linebacker, he is everything we've asked. Jake is super intelligent, a smart kid in the classroom with a 3.7 GPA and 1100 SAT. He's a full qualifier.
"He brings that to the field as well. He does a great job breaking down film. He just kind of picks it up. He's a coach on the field and he really helps us out. He is strong as an ox, he's got all those intangibles, he just needs to work on his overall speed, you'd like to see him run a 4.6."
Joining Marten in the 2012 class is 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive back Deshaun Amos.
"He's my best athlete, he's a baseball and basketball player also," he said. "He's a tremendous athlete that started both ways. He returned four kicks this year and is super explosive. He does a lot of good things and he'll probably be a wide receiver next year. He's got the range to go sideline to sideline."
According to Hall, both prospects are receiving interest from the likes of Virginia, James Madison, Old Dominion and Richmond.
"I think both are more than likely I-AA status, but it's going to be interesting to see how it plays out."
Hall has even more prospects in 2013 with three standout sophomores.
"Jake Goins brother Zach Goins is actually bigger than Jake right now," he said. "He's a really good student with a 4.0 GPA and 6-foot-5, 265-pounds. He's definitely where Jake was as a sophomore.