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Tallwood has four in 2008

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Hampton Roads is full of talent in 2008 and Virginia Beach (Va.) Tallwood is no exception. The Tidewater schools features four potential prospects including impressive 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive end Chris Johnson.
"Chris is one of our dominating defensive ends," Tallwood head coach Thad Harold said. "It takes two players to stop him and he led our team in quarterback sacks with 14.
"He's a very strong and aggressive player that has all the characteristics you want in a defensive lineman. He's going to go on to college because he's a great student too with an 1800 SAT and 3.8 GPA."
A lot of schools have taken an interest according to Harold including North Carolina State, Connecticut, Florida, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and others.
Staying on the line, Harold spoke highly of his 6-foot-3, 281-pound lineman Charles Walls.
"He's suited to play either side of the ball in college," he said. "We had him more on offense and he was very good there, but I think he's more of a defensive tackle because of the way he plays. He's very aggressive and is a team leader.
"On top of that, he's only a 16-year old junior. There's definitely a growth spurt still left in him."
A few colleges including Duke, Illinois, North Carolina State and Connecticut have taken an interest in Walls so far.
Tallwood features two cornerbacks as well in 6-foot-0, 157-pounder A.J. Boggs and 5-foot-9, 144-pounder Aaron Holman.
"A.J. is a very athletic kid and the only one I've seen that nearly matches Percy Harvin," he said. "When he was a sophomore, he shut Percy down on offense and didn't allow him to score.
"He's a defensive specialist that has all the things of a great athlete. He's got terrific leaping ability is aggressive and will play through injuries. It's hard to get him off the field."
Boggs registered nine interceptions last season. He's receiving interest from Nebraska, Connecticut, Virginia Tech and others. Harold claims Boggs is favoring Tech because his cousin Jeremy Gilchrist went there (before transferring to Hampton University).
"As for Aaron, he's a bit undersized, but has great speed because he's on the track and relay team. He's a great kid with a bright future. He finished with seven interceptions last season."
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