Offers start to come in at H.D. Woodson

Washington (D.C.) H.D. Woodson is home to at least four potential Division I prospects in the 2009 recruiting class. According to head coach Wayne Johnson, two of the four already have offers.
Arguably the top prospect at the school is 6-foot-3, 180-pound wide receiver Jerrard Hunter.
"This is going to be one of the best guys we've ever had at H.D. Woodson," he said. "He's got the demeanor. Hunter has that Swagger. He's not a vocal guy off the field, but very vocal on it. He has that killer instinct to get better and can jump out of the gym.
"He's a very good student too. He's got a 3.3 GPA and 1100 SAT, so he's all ready to qualify. He's also very fast since he's a track sprinter and catches really well. In fact, he works out with the same personal trainer as Vernon Davis."
Hunter hauled in 31 receptions for 700-yards and three touchdowns a year ago.
According to Johnson, Hunter already holds his first offer, a verbal from Maryland.
The other prospect that holds an offer is 6-foot-0, 180-pound cornerback Joelil Thrash.
"He is a track sprinter as well," he said. "He's a go get it type of guy. He played offense defense and special teams for us. He's a corner in college thought because he's a physical athlete that loves to be around the football and always makes plays. He's a vocal guy with a lot of leadership."
Thrash holds a written offer from Maryland at this time.
Thrash combines with fellow cornerback Samuel Knott, a 5-foot-11, 190-pounder at the other corner spot.
"I've been around for 16 years and have 14 guys go into the NFL, he's a pro like them," he stated. "He's a tough, physical guy. He's also a really great student with a 3.1 GPA.
"He is already getting major looks from Florida, Virginia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina."
Rounding out the group of rising seniors is 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back Kayvon Sprigges.
"He's a Josh Haden clone. He can run," he said. "He's not as big as Josh, but is lean and cut. He carried our team on his back this year and a few schools are close to pulling the trigger."
Johnson plans to take all of his prospects on trips to Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Virginia Tech, Miami, Clemson and Penn State this summer. He also will take them to the Nike Combine in Baltimore, Elite College Combine and the Nike Camp at Penn State.
Meanwhile, one 2010 prospect to watch at the school is 6-foot-1, 165-pound quarterback Ricardo Young.
"He's in the same mold as Eddie McGee was, but not as tall," he said. "He has all the intangibles. He's got to put some weight on, but definitely is a Division I prospect. He's a coach on the field and a very good student with a 4.0 GPA."