Rivals250 fullback Brandon Minor out of Richmond (Va.) Varina suffered a significant injury against Garfield. How is the 6-foot-0, 213-pounder doing and when will he be back in the lineup?
"He got hurt in a scrimmage against George Washington-Danville three weeks ago and that scared him more than anything and he just had to deal with the pain," said Varina coach Blanda Wolfe. "Then we played Garfield and he couldn't get loose, but then he said he felt alright and carried the ball twice and then caught a screen pass for 40-yards and a touchdown. At the goal line a guy dove for his leg and tore his hip-flexor muscle and now he'll be out for six to eight weeks.
"At first it was a little tough for Brandon, but all the coaches from the various schools have called and said the scholarships are still on the table. We're going to make sure he's a 100% before he comes back because we know he's got a big future ahead of him. We expect him to play this year probably when we play for the district."
So far Varina is off to a 2-0 start.
"The team found out last Thursday and everyone is stepping up," he said. "Our running backs should be solid and our quarterback is stepping up. We're not going to be a one-dimensional team and that should be better for us in the long run."
Wolfe went on to announce that his four-star prospect has set up all five official visits.
"I know he's going to Tennessee on October 7th for the Georgia game. He's also going to Michigan and Miami in December and Virginia Tech in January. He's still working out a date for Florida," he said. "He chose Michigan, Miami, Virginia Tech and Florida because they were his top schools and he always talks about them. Then he was down to Georgia and Tennessee and I guess he liked Tennessee a little more, but he is going to a Tennessee-Georgia game so he might change his mind a little."