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Two CCS football stars sign with Norfolk State

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Jordan Wallace (left) and Brendan Cole

Christchurch School senior football players Jordan Wallace and Brendan Cole, both from Hampton, verbally committed to Norfolk State University on Wednesday, January 16. Their recruiter was coach Paul Macklin.

Both athletes were first team All-State in Division II VISFA. Both players started for the 2011 undefeated state championship team at Christchurch School, and bring the number of CCS football alumni to move onto NCAA programs in the past decade to 20. Wallace and Cole also have played leading roles on the Seahorse basketball team for the past two years.

Wallace attended Christchurch for three years, and made the All-State team in 2011 as a return specialist and as a tailback in 2012. Wallace amassed over 1,200 yards in 10 games this past season, leading the Seahorses to their third straight VISFA playoff appearance. He also played defensive back and returned kicks. He earned a 3.4 GPA and serves as a dormitory prefect at Christchurch School. The 6’0”, 190-lb. athlete was heavily recruited by Cornell University. He will play running back for the Spartans.

Cole attended Christchurch for two years. He played defensive back and tight end, and also returned kicks. Cole’s college position prospects were wide open due to his unique combination of speed and athleticism in such a large and powerful frame. The 6’2”, 215-lb. safety was also recruited by the University of Massachusetts. Cole also serves as a dormitory prefect at Christchurch School. He will play safety for the Spartans.

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posted 01.23.2013

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