Bayside High School has one of the top football programs in Virginia, so it takes a special player to start on the varsity football team as a freshman. Cornerback Jamez Brickhouse did just that and college coaching staffs are already showing interest in the 2015 prospect.
“Last season, I just had to go out and work hard because I knew there was going to be a lot of pressure on me,” said Jamez Brickhouse. “I knew a lot of quarterbacks and wide receivers were going to go after me, so I just made sure I went out and did my part. Throughout the season I thought I really improved on my technique and got faster.”
“Recruiting is going great. I recently picked up my first offer from Old Dominion.”
Several other schools have also reached out to the 5-foot-9, 170-pound playmaker.
“I have heard from Wisconsin, Florida State, Miami, UCLA, Vanderbilt, N.C. State, and Virginia Tech,” he said.
This summer, Brickhouse has been busy with 7-on-7 tournaments and has enjoyed the challenge of competing against some of the top players in the 2013 and 2014 classes.
“It just feels good to know I am getting better because I am getting a chance to play against a lot of competition,” he said.
With his 7-on-7 season behind him, Brickhouse will try to visit some colleges before the end of the summer.
“I am going to ODU -- hopefully N.C. State –and a couple more (schools),” he said. “I would also like to go see a game at UVA this fall.”
Brickhouse has high goals for his sophomore season.
“My goals this season are to allow no catches and to make an interception every game,” he said.
Last season, Brickhouse had 30 tackles and two interceptions.