Raymon Damon, a 5-7, 160-pound athlete has committed to Cincinnati Christian University. Damon would announce his commitment via Twitter: @raymon_damon “I’ve just verbally committed to Cincinnati Christian University!! #GoEagles”
Damon played everywhere for the Henrico helping them to a 6-5 record good enough to make the 5A South playoffs. Although the Warriors took a first round loss, Damon made his impact for the Warriors by showing off his talent on special team play by making 2nd Team All-Conference 11 kick returner running four kick returns back for touchdowns and averaging a whopping 22 yards per return. He also played well on defense with 11 tackles and 3 pass deflections.
Damon on why he chose Cincinnati Christian “It was the only school that believed in me”
Cincinnati Christian University is a NCAA Division II school who recently kicked off their football program last season. In their first season ever, CCU would go winless on the season. CCU’s head coach is a name you might recognize: former three-time Pro Bowler defensive back David Fulcher, who made a career with the Cincinnati Bengals. With Damon and many other recruits coming in, CCU is looking to make a name for themselves.
Bryce Hall – RB, Manchester
Bryce Hall is a very dynamic running back for the Manchester and has decided to continue his football career at Christopher Newport University.
Hall is just two seasons off from posting big numbers before injuring his leg. Before injury, in 2015 Hall played six games and ran wild with the ball carrying 77 times for 443 yards, scoring eight touchdowns. This included two 140+ yard games and three touchdown games against Matoaca and James River. Hall would unfortunately get injured before playoffs missing the rest of the season.
“To be honest, I haven’t overcame it physically but mentally if anything it was definitely having my parents in my ear the entire season, said Bryce Hall. “They constantly encouraged me to keep going and trust in God that everything would work out.”
Hall would make a return this past season and in limited play, Hall ran for 26 yards on 8 carries and catching a pass for 29 yards.
After much deliberation and a brief commitment to Randolph-Macon, Hall chose the Captains.
“First, it was my favorite campus I’ve ever been on. It’s exactly how I envisioned college to look like as a kid. The entire coaching staff treated us very well. Without even introducing my self to anyone they already knew my name.”
Hall goes on to say they are implementing a no huddle offense similar to Manchester’s.
“It will be easier to get into since that’s kind of like what we’ve done at Manchester all the years I’ve been there.”
Hall also said Coach Greg Shockley had ‘been real’ with him from the beginning.
“He told me how much they wanted me and what he thought I could bring to their program. With a new head coach and offensive coordinator they’re basically starting something new which is exactly what I want to do with myself when I get to college.”
Manchester coach Tom Hall echoed good words about his former player.
“He’s an outstanding kid,” he said. “Very high character kid just plagued by injuries in the last couple of years.”
CNU is a Division III school located in Virginia who recently posted a 7-3 record as they showed they run the football rushing for just over 1300 yards. With Hall coming in and a new coach and offensive coordinator, Hall has a chance to start fresh and finish what he started at Manchester.
Nasean Jones – LB, Manchester
Nasean Jones was offered this week by Jireh Prep located in North Carolina. Jones also has other offers from Graceland and Bluefield. That’s three offers for the Lancers standout.