It’s a quick turnaround for Virginia high school football players this year. With COVID-19 pushing the 2020 season into this past spring, teams that made it to the state championships have less than four months between games.
If you look at the top players on the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings, you’ll see that many of the state’s top players are still undecided on their college football choices. The top five players in the Commonwealth are uncommitted.
The state’s top player, Zach Rice of Liberty Christian Academy, has a long list of suitors. The 5-star offensive tackle currently has 35 college scholarship offers with a top five of Alabama, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Virginia.
Rice, who is listed at 6-6, 282-pounds, is consider the top offensive tackle in the nation and the fifth best overall college football prospect in the nation.
Rice’s teammate, quarterback Davis Lane is the No. 29 recruit in the state. Lane, who along with Rice, led Liberty Christian to the Virginia 3A state semifinals in the spring.
Lane will be staying in-state for his college football, giving his verbal to the University of Virginia.
Cornerback Tayvon Holloway of Green Run is the highest ranked prospect with a verbal commitment. Holloway, the No. 6 recruit in the state, has given his verbal to North Carolina.
Life Christian Academy, which plays an independent national schedule, has four players on the list led by offensive tackle Trevyon Green, who is considered the No. 16 recruit in Virginia. Like Holloway, Green has given his verbal to head coach Mack Brown in Chapel Hill, which gives the Tar Heels three of the top players from Virginia. The other NC verbal comes from the No. 7 recruit, wide receiver Tychaun Chapman of Prince Anne.
Life Christian QB Davis Lane, the No.
247Sports.com Composite Rankings Virginia Class of 2022
No. 1 Zach Rice, OT – Liberty Christian Academy – Uncommitted
No. 2 Shawn Murphy, LB – Unity Reed – Uncommitted
No. 3 George Pettaway, RB – Nansemond-Suffolk Academy – Uncommitted
No. 4 Gunner Givens, IOL – Lord Botetourt – Uncommitted
No. 5 Andre Green, Jr., WR – St. Christopher’s School – Uncommitted
No. 6 Tayon Holloway, CB – Green Run – North Carolina
No. 7 Tychaun Chapman, WR – Princess Anne – North Carolina
No. 8 Ramon Brown, RB – Manchester – Uncommitted
No. 9 Tevin White, RB – North Stafford – Arizona State
No. 10 Sherrod Covil, S – Oscar Smith – Clemson
No. 11 Aiden Gobaira, DL – Chantilly – Notre Dame
No. 12 Brody Meadows, OT – Graham – Virginia
No. 13 Bryson Jennings, EDGE – Clover Hill – Uncommitted
No. 14 Zaakir Brown, CB – Princess Anne – Uncommitted
No. 15 Tyler Johnson, WR – Magna Vista – Penn State
No. 16 Trevyon Green, OT – Life Christian Academy – North Carolina
No. 17 Caleb Wheatland, LB – Westfield – Maryland
No. 18 Desaun Williams, IOL – Life Christian Academy – Uncommitted
No. 19 Jaiven Plummer, WR – Episcopal – Uncommitted
No. 20 Rashaud Pernell, DL – Highland Springs – Uncommitted
No. 21 Kyree Moyston, DL – King’s Fork – Virginia Tech
No. 22 Isaiah Montgomery, OT – Landstown – Pitt
No. 23 Brian Courtney, ATH – Independence – Florida State
No. 24 Quanye Veney, WR – Highland Springs – Uncommitted
No. 25 Bryce Duke, RB – Tuscarora – Virginia Tech
No. 26 Ahmarian Granger, ATH – Maury – Uncommitted
No. 27 Leon Haughton, Jr., WR – Benedictine – Uncommitted
No. 28 Brett Griffis, QB – Broad Run – Wake Forest
No. 29 Davis Lane, QB – Liberty Christian Academy – Virginia
No. 30 Harrison Saint Germain, TE – Westfield – Virginia Tech
No. 31 Malachi Madison, DL – Thomas Dale – Uncommitted
No. 32 Ryan Nolan, IOL – Deep Creek – Old Dominion
No. 33 Molik Mason, OT – Green Run – Uncommitted
No. 34 Noah Sanders, QB – Brooke Point – Uncommitted
No. 35 Tyler Banks, ATH – Nottoway – Uncommitted
No. 36 Lemar Law, DL – Bayside – Virginia Tech
No. 37 JaVawn Burden, Jr. – Princess Anne – Uncommitted
No. 38 Wesley Williams – TE – Battlefield – Duke
No. 39 Akim Sledge, CB – Life Christian Academy – Uncommitted
No. 40 Jimmy Kibble, WR – Loudoun County – Uncommitted
No. 41 Anthony Turner, RB – Life Christian Academy – Marshall
247Sports.com Composite Rankings Virginia Class of 2023
No. 1 Alex Birchmeier, IOL – Broad Run – Uncommitted
No. 2 Mathias Barnwell, TE – Riverbend – Uncommitted