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A trio of Richmond area seniors have recently made their college
commitments and each has found a future home at one of the state's
In late October, Kire Worley, a quarterback / defensive back
who transferred from Louisa County to Hermitage prior to his senior
season, made his decision by committing to the University of Richmond.
Worley has helped the Panthers advance to the regional title
contest after leading the Lions to the Region II championship game last
season where they fell to Broad Run in a 39-21 contest.
A 6-foot-1, 188-pound athlete, Worley threw for 985 yards and rushed
for 687 last season for Louisa accounting for 12 touchdowns.
Along with his on-the-field excellence, Worley performed well
on the combine circuit over the summer running a 4.67 forty, 4.21
shuttle, 9'3" broad jump and 34-inch vertical while repping 185 pounds
nineteen times on the bench press.
From Petersburg High School, offensive lineman
Darcell Whitaker has found his college home as the Wave's big man opted to
commit to Hampton University at a school pep rally in late October.
A 6-foot-5, 286-pounder with road-grading abilities, Whitaker saw a lot
of college attention this past year earning looks from schools from
across the nation at the DI and DI-AA level before opting for the
Pirates. Like Worley, he garnered attention on the combine
circuit collecting the MVP award for Offensive Lineman at the NUC event
in Richmond in April.
Playing in the Division Five regional championship game this week will
be Hanover Hawks defensive back Xavier Crocker, a 5-foot-11,
186-pounder who ranks as a team leader for the Hawks as he's been a
four-year starter for Coach Josh Just.
The Central Region standout committed to James Madison University.
Along with his abilities on the field, Crocker has stood out
as a student as well currently carrying a 3.36 grade point average in