Virginia military institute
communications & marketing office
Lexington, VA 24450-0304
Permit no. 14
Page 20,The Institute Report, MARCH 2014
Head coach Sparky Woods announced the signings of the 2014
football recruiting class Feb. 5. The group of 14 includes nine
defensive players. Eight of the recruits come from the state of Virginia.
Six states are represented.
“I’m real excited about our class,” said Woods. “It’s defensive-
heavy, but with some offensive guys coming in, including players at
quarterback and left tackle. Defensively, we also have cover guys and
players who can run on defense. Each year we have tried to strengthen
our secondary [team], …and that also includes the outside backers
who get around the ball on the perimeter. Offensively, you always want
to get a quarterback and add a play-maker or two who can have an
impact on special teams.”
The signees are Bradley Brown of Martinsville, Va.; Allan
Cratsenberg of Natrona, Pa.; Adam Doll-Hennis of Lexington, Va.;
Xavier Greenfield of Martinsville, Va.; Devin Johnson of Gaston, S.C.;
Brian Lipscomb of Hampton, Va.; Jade Maher of Dunbar, Pa.; John
Mobley of Portsmouth, Va.; Tony Richardson of Morgantown, W.Va.;
Greg Sanders of Cordova, Tenn.; Chase Smith of Lovettsville, Va.;
Gabe Sutherland of McLean, Va.; Brice Tucker of Hampton, Va.; and
Michael Williams of Powder Springs, Ga.
An article that appeared in the November 2013 issue of the Institute
Report, “Arab Relations Conference An Opportunity to Speak Arabic,”
misstated the number of participants in the 22nd annual Arab-U.S.
Relations Policymakers Conference who heard Cadet Robert Lawrence
He addressed an audience of approximately 1,250.
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“You’ll get doctors and lawyers and plumbers,” Lynn explained. “Some
of the people who come to this symposium pretty much know where
Jackson was every day of his life, and some of them will remember that
they studied him in fifth grade and thought he was an interesting character.
They see it in a newspaper somewhere and say, ‘Hey, that would be fun.’”
Registration for the symposium is currently under way. To register, go
and follow the link to the Stonewall Jackson
Symposium or call 540-464-7707 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The registration cost is $180 before April 15; after that, the
cost will be $200. The registration fee covers all of the tours, talks, and
meals. Registration closes May 19.
“We are hoping people will make a weekend of it,” Lynn said. “People
learn a lot from talking to each other. I think our symposium works the