A quick look at William and Mary's 2013 football recruiting class, per the good folks in Tribeland:
Richie DiPietro II
Olney, Md./Sherwood High School
Head Coach: Mike Bonavia
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a safety and running back for head coach Mike Bonavia at Sherwood High School … Earned first-team all-league honors as a safety in 2011 and 2012 … Big 33 nominee … Honored as his team’s defensive player of the year as a junior … Finished his career with a school-record 12 interceptions … Totaled 82 tackles and six interceptions as a senior … Posted 103 tackles and five interceptions as a junior … Named a Scholar Athlete after maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better while playing sports … Also garnered Minds in Motion distinction for maintaining a GPA of 3.25 or better while playing sports … Earned the Student of the Month Award … Personal: Son of Richard and Jennifer DiPietro … Brother, Richard, wrestled at the University of Maryland (2006-10) … Enjoys working out, playing video games, helping people out and watching football.
Springfield, Va./West Springfield High School
Head Coach: John Biddison
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a running back and cornerback for head coach John Biddison at West Springfield High School … Finished his career with 3,100 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns … Also totaled 370 receiving yards with two scores while piling up 700 kickoff return yards and a touchdown … Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals … Rated as the state’s No. 55 best player by the Roanoke Times … Earned second-team All-Patriot District honors as a senior after totaling more than 900 yards with nine touchdowns … Garnered first-team all-district distinction as a junior … Also earned first-team All-Northern Region accolades and honorable mention All-Met honors in 2011 … Named honorable mention all-district as a sophomore … Volunteered with multiple community projects and helped coach a youth basketball team for SYC … Personal: Son of Gracus and Patricia Dunn … Enjoys drawing and painting.
Oak Hill, Va./Oakton High School
Head Coach: Jason Rowley
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as an offensive lineman for head coach Jason Rowley at Oakton High School … Earned first-team all-state honors by Virginia Preps and second-team all-state distinction by the coaches as a senior … Also garnered first team All-Concorde District, first-team All-Northern Region and first-team All-Met accolades in 2012 … Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals … Rated as the state’s No. 56 best player by the Roanoke Times … Earned two letters as a center on the basketball team … Member of the Oakton Madrigals and the “Bed by 7” a capella group … Personal: Son of Charles and Lois Durant … Enjoys playing Xbox, hanging out with friends, watching movies and baking on occasion.
Durham, N.C./Hillside High School
Head Coach: Antonio King
Prep: Four-year letterwinner as a tight end for head coach Antonio King at Hillside High School … Earned all-conference and all-area honors as a junior and a senior … Selected as the offensive lineman of the year in 2012 … Two-year letterwinner as a center on the basketball team … Personal: Son of Kevin Knight and Dora and Gary Lanier … Enjoys spending time with family and video games.
Stafford, Va./Brooke Point High School
Head Coach: Jeff Berry
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a guard, tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end for head coach Jeff Berry at Brooke Point High School … Honorable mention all-state selection as a senior … Also earned first-team All-NW Region, first-team all-district and second-team all-area distinction in 2012 … Garnered second-team all-district and honorable mention all-area accolades as a junior … Member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars … Personal: Son of Robert and Alexandra Hilland … Enjoys weightlifting, fitness, basketball, lacrosse and spending time with family.
East Windsor, N.J./Peddie School
Head Coach: Frank DeLaurentis
Prep: Four-year letterwinner as a middle linebacker and fullback for head coach Francis DeLaurentis at Peddie School … Two-time team captain … Honored as the 2012 Mid Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) Defensive Player of the Year … Finished his career with 438 tackles, averaging 13.69 tackles per game, with 71 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks, two interceptions and nine forced fumbles … Garnered first-team honors at linebacker from MAPL and the Star Ledger as a senior … Named to the Trenton Times Defensive Honor Roll (11/1/12) … Heart of a Giant nominee as a senior … Selected as the 12th Man Club Defensive Player of the Week … First-team selection as a linebacker by MAPL, Star Ledger, Trentonian and Times Area All-Stars in 2011 … Second-team All-MAPL and All-Prep Star Ledger selection as a linebacker in 2010 … Also a four-year letterwinner on the winter and spring track teams as a thrower … Volunteered with the Special Olympics … Personal: Son of Brian and Joanne Louth … Brother, Brian, played football at Rhode Island … Enjoys fishing.
Keswick, Va./Monticello High School
Head Coach: Rodney Redd
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a quarterback for head coach Rodney Redd at Monticello High School … First-team all-district selection as an athlete and second-team choice as a quarterback … Served as a team captain in 2012 … Rated as the state’s No. 66 best player by the Roanoke Times … Finished his career with 6,012 combined passing and rushing yards, second most in school history … Set a single-game school record with 388 combined passing and rushing yards during the 2012 season … Finished his career with 4,364 passing yards and 48 touchdowns … Also rushed for 1,648 yards with 21 scores … Lettered three times as a guard/forward on the basketball team and twice as an outfielder on the baseball team … First-team all-region and first-team all-district selection in basketball in 2012 … Served as a team captain in basketball as a senior … Personal: Son of Jack Ridley, Jr., and Yolanda Mosley-Ridley … Sister, Juwuhn Smith, played basketball at Bowie State … Enjoys playing sports, listening to music, going to the movies and hanging out with friends … Attends Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church where he attends Sunday School and is a member of the Usher Board and the Youth Ministry.
Chesterfield, Va./Thomas Dale High School
Head Coach: Kevin Tucker
Prep: Two-year letterwinner as an offensive tackle for head coach Kevin Tucker at Thomas Dale High School … Earned honorable mention all-district honors as a senior … Garnered second-team all-district and first-team All-Tri-Cities distinction in 2011 … First-team all-academic selection in 2011 and 2012 … Personal: Son of Jim and Lori Rhodes … Mother attended W&M … Enjoys lifting, video games and music.
Woodbridge, Va./Gar-field High School
Head Coach: Tom Gryder
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a tight end and linebacker for head coach Thomas Gryder at Gar-field High School … Earned first-team all-district honors as both a tight end and outside linebacker in 2012 … Garnered honorable mention all-state distinction as a tight end in 2011 … Also named first-team all-region as a tight end and second-team all-region as a defensive end as a junior … First-team all-district selection at both positions that season … Rated as the state’s No. 85 best player by the Roanoke Times … Three-year letterwinner on the basketball team as a power forward and center … Member of the National Honor Society … Personal: Son of James Roscoe and Renee Brown … Father played football for the San Francisco 49ers … Enjoys playing the piano, basketball and video games.
Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown High School
Defensive Back/Wide Receiver
Head Coach: Tommy Reamon
Prep: Standout quarterback, free safety, running back and tight end for head coach Tommy Reamon at Landstown High School … Honored as the LHS offensive and defensive player of the year as a senior … Garnered the Percy Harvin/Michael Vick Award in 2011 … Selected as the junior varsity MVP in 2009 and 2010 … Won an AAU National Gold Medal in the pentathlon … Member of DECA, FBLA and African American Culture Society (Male Summits) … Personal: Son of Andrew Reuben and Leroyonette Davis-Reuben … Enjoys basketball, working out in the gym and playing Xbox.
Yorktown, Va./Grafton High School
Head Coach: Jared Van Acker
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a wide receiver, running back and defensive back for head coach Jared Van Acker at Grafton High School … Honorable mention all-state selection as a wide receiver in 2012 … Also earned first-team all-district honors as a wide receiver and a defensive back as a senior … … Rated as the state’s No. 95 best player by the Roanoke Times … Second-team all-district selection as a defensive back in 2011 … Four-year letterwinner as a guard/forward on the basketball team … Honorable mention all-district selection as a junior … Member of the Future Business Leaders of America … Earned academic honors in ninth and 10th grade … Personal: Son of Chico and Nancy Santiago … Enjoys playing sports and watching sports.
Lancaster, Pa./McCasky High School
Head Coach: Rob Monzon
Prep: Three-year letterwinner as a cornerback, wide receiver and a running back for head coach Rob Monzon at McCaskey High School … Big 33 selection as a senior … Earned all-league honors as a defensive back, running back and kick returner in 2012 … Honored as his team’s most valuable player as a senior … Named a Lancaster Newspaper All-Star as a kick returner in 2012 … Rushed for 828 with seven touchdowns as a senior … Averaged 9.3 yards per carry … Also totaled 39 receptions for 681 yards with 10 touchdowns … Returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns ... Posted 66 tackles and four interceptions … Four-year letterwinner as a point guard on the basketball team … A top-five district “watch list” selection … Garnered second-team all-league honors as a junior … Also earned a letter as a high jumper/long jumper on the track and field team … Personal: Son of Aaron Swinton and Lynette Morales.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times