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Recruiting news on local standouts
Two Stafford County football standouts have taken steps in determining their futures.
Brooke Point senior quarterback Zach Deutel has orally committed to Norfolk State University. The Spartans compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. They were Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champions in 2011.
Deutel’s father, Marc Deutel, said Norfolk State coaches have told his son he won’t redshirt next season and will have a chance to earn a starting position.
Zach was a first-team All-Area selection last season. He led the Fredericksburg-area with 3,153 passing yards and 39 touchdowns.
North Stafford junior Anthony Shegog attended Virginia Tech’s Junior Day event on Saturday and walked away with a full scholarship offer, Wolverines coach Joe Mangano said.
Shegog (6-foot-2, 195 pounds) was a versatile performer for North Stafford. He ran the ball, caught passes and played nearly every position on defense. Mangano said the Hokies like him as a safety.
Shegog and teammate Brandon Ravenel, a wide receiver, will attend Virginia’s Junior Day on Saturday. Shegog is the third junior in the area to receive a scholarship offer from a Football Bowl Subdivision school, joining Mountain View’s DaeSean Hamilton (Virginia, Virginia Tech and East Carolina) and Chancellor’s Chris Holmes (East Carolina).
–Taft Coghill Jr.