Now at Montverde (Fla) Academy, class of 2016 point guard Howard Washington continues to add offers and gain more interest. At 6-foot-2 with a tremendous feel for the game, it is no surprise that numerous schools are continuing to show Washington significant interest. “I am just taking it right now and enjoying the process,” said Washington. “Right now I would say the schools that have the most interest in me are Ohio State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, LSU, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, and a few others.”
In addition to Johnson, running back Dontae Strickland has also been a huge force for the Vikings this postseason. The senior back, who is committed to Syracuse, rushed for a combined 270 yards and two touchdowns in the victories over East Brunswick and Trenton. Strickland will be playing his final game in a Vikings’ uniform on Saturday, wrapping up a stellar career in the GMC. The 5-11, 185-pounder has rushed for 2,436 yards and 29 touchdowns. Meanwhile on defense, he has eight career interceptions, six of which came this season.
With his recruitment heating up, Amir Ealey, one of Maryland’s top prospects, has kept close contact with Maryland — and it’s been paying off. “Everyone is pretty even right now, but Maryland is in good shape.” Ealey will take an official to Syracuse, Pitt and UCF, though he’s currently unsure of the exact dates. One date he is sure of is his official to Maryland, as he will visit College Park on December 10. “After my officials are over, I’ll have my decision.”
A cherry was placed on top of Leavenworth High School’s historic football season this weekend. After winning a district and regional title and falling in the second round of the state playoffs to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Pioneers notched 15 All-League awards for 10 individual players after voting concluded. Senior Isaiah Ross led Leavenworth with a first-team award as a wide receiver and a defensive back. Ross finished the season with 441 yards and five touchdowns receiving, as well as 534 yards and six touchdowns rushing.
Even in the early days of training camp last month, C.J. Fair seemed to have a mastery of the Mad Ants’ offense that some of his teammates lacked. And Fair was just a rookie. “He’s actually ahead of most of us here, and we have to catch up to him,” Fort Wayne coach Conner Henry said. Fair, 23, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward from Syracuse, was in training camp this year with the Indiana Pacers after not being drafted. That gave him some time with Henry, who assisted Pacers coach Frank Vogel during the NBA team’s camp.