L.C. Bird High gridiron stars may not have reeled in an Alabama offer, but it was most certainly a productive week for four Skyhawks... Anderson and Dancey commit, Virginia Tech makes offer to Brown
Ramon Brown in action last year.

L.C. Bird High gridiron stars may not have reeled in an Alabama offer, but it was most certainly a productive week for four Skyhawks standouts. 

Two athletes committed to colleges last week: Mykey Anderson and DeMarkus Dancy. They’ll continue their academic and football careers at UVA-Wise. 

Mykey was a shutdown corner for us and a dynamic player on offense,” L.C. Bird head coach Troy Taylor said.

DeMarkus played both ways for us,” Taylor said. “He is a tough kid [who] works hard, and he will get after it on the field.”

Freshman running back Ramon Brown got an offer from Virginia Tech after a strong showing at the All-American and International bowls, two exhibitions that allow athletes to showcase their talents to colleges. 

“Brown is a gifted athlete, and he works hard,” Taylor said. “He was able to start as a corner this year, and he carried the ball at tailback. Having him and Tre Mason (first team All-Metro) is pretty exciting going into next season.”

Taylor and college coaches alike should be excited about Brown and other L.C. Bird athletes. Virginia Tech, in particular, likes what the Skyhawks have had to offer, as Jayden Payoute recently signed with the Hokies. 

Tuppince
Last, but certainly not least, Jamal Tuppince, who served as L.C. Bird’s running back and played on the defensive line, received his first offer: Averett University in Danville.

The concept of “fullback” is now widely considered “old school,” so Tuppince will be recruited largely as a defensive, or perhaps even an offensive, lineman. 

“He was the heart and soul of our football this season,” Taylor said. “He was a four-year starter in our program and a leader on the field and in the weight room.”