Richmond (Va.) Varina has two 2010 prospects starting to gain interest. One is an offensive lineman, while the other is a star tailback. Rivals.com caught up with there coach Stu Brown to find out more on their junior seasons and recruiting.
The first player Brown talked about was 6-foot-3, 291-pound offensive lineman Marquis Wallace.
"Marquis is the best offensive lineman I've seen, bar none," he said. "If you watch his highlight film it has him pancaking Morgan Moses and Duan Perez-Means. Marquis dominates at his position.
"Last year I took a year off coaching and went to the Steelers for a coaching clinic. The first thing that stood out to me about their players were how nasty and tough they were. When I got here, I had one that played like that in Marquis. He plays the game like a linebacker. He literally has five clips where he throws a defensive lineman at the cheerleaders.
"Another thing about Marquis is his commitment. He weighed 312 when I got here. He committed himself to getting the weight off and is now at 284-pounds. That has helped him play in space more."
Brown expects recruiting to pick up dramatically for Wallace in the near future.
Meanwhile, Varina's other star prospect is 2010 running back Trey Johnson.
"He is the most gifted athlete I've had, he's big-time," he said. "The biggest thing he needs to do is put some weight on. He got beat up at the end of the year and needs to be able to take a beating.
"I don't know if there is a faster many anywhere. We have one clip with George Washington where (Rivals100) David Wilson is on his tail and he is out of screen by the time Trey gets to the endzone. He's a very gifted person.
"The one thing with him is that Trey has to get his academics right. He can play and rushed for over 2,000-yards. If he can get his academics better, he's the athlete everyone wants."