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Signing day for Hampton Roads
Signing day for Hampton Roads
More than 60 athletes sign

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - UVA coach Mike London, continues to build his program, signing 13 in state players, 10 from Hampton Roads, including 4 star recruit Eli Harold from Ocean Lakes High School.

There was one person missing from his big day, his Mom, Shelia, who lost her battle with cancer two years ago, but was in Eli's heart this morning.

"It means a lot for me to grow up almost two years without my mother. She didn't live to see me 18. It means a lot to me and my family. It shows I'm taking bigger steps and my campaign toward making to that goal I want. So I just keep God first and hopefully I'll live out my dream," said Harold.

Out at Oscar Smith seven guys are on the way to play in college: J.J. Williamson and Sequan Gooding signed with Hampton, Rahkeem Stallings with JMU, J.C. Coleman to Virginia Tech, and Jeff Woods and D'vonte Williams both signed with Concord.

"It always feels good signing a letter knowing you're going somewhere for free. I've seen the offense and I fit in perfectly with the offense and obviously with the quarterback J.J.," said Gooding who is going to Hampton.

"This is what you dream of, signing day with your parents around. I proud to be here and I am proud to work hard and continue on to the next moment, like I said the next chapter in my life," said J.J. Williamson.

"Tech of course because they have J.C. Coleman and he beat us this year and I want to get a hand on him," said Divante Walker who's headed to UVA next year.

Norfolk State head football Coach Pete Adrian announced the addition of 15 recruits who will join the Spartans in 2012.

"I couldn't believe it was like a dream come true. I've been waiting for this my whole life. It was like a dream come true," said cornerback Kimdrick Feaster who is headed to NSU. Feaster is one of six players who signed to go on to the next level at Salem High School.

Coach Bobby Wilder announced the signing of 16 players that will begin play this fall and 3 more that have already enrolled for the spring semester. Included in that group, Rashaan Moore, a defensive end that transferred from Maryland. Wilder went heavy on defense for this class, signing 12 players on that side of the ball.

This is the fifth recruiting class in ODU's brief history. Wilder plucked 4 kids from Hampton Roads.

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