Source: 247sports

Sheepshead Bay’s Rashaad Coward is a 6’6″, 280-pound defensive tackling force and he is taking his football dreams to Old Dominion, according to a report by the New York Daily News.

As we’ve previously reported, Rashaad was weighing his options between the likes of Albany and Wagner College, before settling on Old Dominion.

Old Dominion, located in Norfolk, VA, has high academic standards for their student-athletes, making Coward mother’s pleased with her son’s decision.

“A lot of the players are good in the classroom and on the dean’s list, so she was happy about that, too,” Coward told the Daily News.

Fred Snyder, Coward’s coach, bestowed high praise on the future Old Dominion tackle, calling him the best lineman he ever coached.

“He had the size and ability and he worked hard to make sure what happened his freshman year when he got pushed around a little never happened again,” Synder said.

Coward is the first athlete out of Sheepshead Bay set to play Division I Football since Rutgers recruited Andre Civil in 2008.

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  • http://www.brucebrodinsky.com Bruce B

    When I was very young (less than 10 years old), my dad used to talk to one John Brockington, in the project. He attended Jefferson High. Great kid. We used to watch him play touch football in the PS 272 schoolyard. Already in Jefferson he was a star, but it never went to his head.

    Later on, John Brockington rushed for over 1000 years for 3 consecutive seasons for the Green Bay Packers, we were so proud to say we knew him.

    Would love to have another dude from the neighborhood turn into an NFL star!