The first of what figures to be numerous Division I scholarship offers for Warhill High football star Devonte Dedmon is in. It's from
Norfolk State University, which recently signed Grafton lineman Jacob Mazgajewski.
Dedmon, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior, who runs a 4.4 40, rushed for 1,348 yards and 16 touchdowns in Warhill's six wins last year - the games in which he was most healthy. In those six games he completed 8 of 13 passes for 287 yards and five touchdowns, caught 19 passes for 360 yards and ran for seven 2-point conversions.
He is one of four Bay Rivers District juniors expected to be courted by Division I Football Championship Subdivision schools, with some interest from the larger Football Bowl Subdivision schools. Bruton's Kapri Doucet, Poquoson's Grayson Boyce and Lafayette's Jahlil Green are the others.