Top Virginia high school football players heading into the 2021 season

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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 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. 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 Composite Rankings Virginia Class of 2023

No. 1 Alex Birchmeier, IOL – Broad Run – Uncommitted

No. 2 Mathias Barnwell, TE – Riverbend – Uncommitted

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