By Dave Johnson—As the high school football season approaches, one of the biggest question marks in the Peninsula District is who will replace David Watford as Hampton's starting quarterback. That hasn't been settled yet, but there will be a new face in the mix.
Jeremy Eubank, a 6-foot-3 senior who started the first half of the 2010 season at Varina, confirmed he has transferred to Hampton and will be playing for the Crabbers in the fall. He said he has moved into the school district with his mother and has already met his new teammates.
Hampton coach Mike Smith said he likes Eubank's skills.
"He won't be able to run it like Marques Hagans or Ronald Curry, but he's a big, strong kid who can throw the football." Smith said. "And we have a few guys who ran catch it and run."
Of course, the job isn't Eubank's yet. Another possibility is senior Jamall Brown, who started out as a quarterback but was moved to receiver. He caught six passes for 136 yards (22.7 per catch) last year.
Eubank began his junior year as the Blue Devils' starting quarterback but was replaced around midseason by Maurice Canady, who has since committed to Virginia. Eubank believes Hampton's offense suits him better than Varina's spread.
"I thought I'd have a better opportunity here," he said. "Hampton runs more of a pro style, and that's what I'll be doing in college."
So far, Eubank doesn't have any scholarship offers. He said he has been attending one-day camps.
"I just got back from Temple," he said. "And I'm planning to go to Richmond."