ODU lands local talent Richie Staton

Phoebus High School (Hampton, Va.) senior Richie Staton, a 6-foot-1, 225-pounder, has committed to sign with Old Dominion, according to the Daily Press.

Staton has excelled on offense this fall, scoring 14 touchdowns five different ways, but was recruited by the Monarchs to play linebacker.

“I like the coaches’ positive attitude and that it’s a winning program,” he said. “I also like that it’s real close to home. It’s a good feeling knowing I’ll get to go to college for free as long as I do everything I need to do.”

Staton previously attended Kecoughtan High School (Hampton, Va.).