It's easy for two other potential Division I prospects to get overlooked at Norfolk (Va.) Maury when they have big name teammates like Dyrri McCain and James Butts. Despite that, safety Larry Armstead and linebacker Steve Smith are getting some looks of their own.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder Armstead has gotten interest from schools including Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, East Carolina, Harvard and James Madison.
"He is a solid safety prospect with very good speed," Maury head coach Delton Cotton said. "He is rangy as he can cover both sides of the field and he'll put a helmet on you. He is also working very hard on improving his speed because he knows that is the one thing holding him back."
Last season Armstead was named all-district after registering 65 tackles and two interceptions.
Meanwhile the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Smith is another one to watch.
"Steve has a knack for the ball and is always around it," he said. "He is a very tough player that is versatile since he can play defensive end or linebacker. He is the type of player that wreaks havoc on a defense and is very strong and athletic."
Currently schools including Tennessee, North Carolina, East Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland are looking eying him.