The Best of the 757 Announces Partnership with recruit757

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Working together, Best of the 757 and recruit757 aim to further promote the high school athletes from Hampton Roads to scouts looking to quality talent.

Best of the 757

Best of the 757 is a showcase series for high school athletes.

Together, we'll be able to promote scholarship and athleticism in a way that will benefit local student-athletes like never before.

The Best of the 757 is pleased to announce a new partnership with recruit757 to present the annual sports showcase events as well as promote athletic talent in the Hampton Roads, Va. region.

"As the owner and director of recruit757 and, I am thrilled to announce our partnership with the Best of the 757,” said Andy Hilton. “The Best of the 757 team have grown the event series to be synonymous with excellence in measuring and promoting the quality of talent that is so prolific here in the Hampton Roads area.”

The Best of the 757 event series profiles the area’s top athletes in the noted sports by bringing them together to compete in a series of athletic tests and then work with top area high school coaches in a showcase to gain new skills and show off their sport and position specific abilities.

The Best of the 757’s sixth season kicks off this summer with a football combine and showcase held on June 1 at Christopher Newport University in Newport News. The August 17 baseball showcase will take place at Harbor Park in Norfolk and the basketball showcase will kick off Oct. 13 in the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.

recruit757 is a scouting and video service for colleges who turn to the region to look for quality athletes.

“recruit757 has worked for years on highlighting the best attributes of the football players, programs and coaches in the 757, with an eye toward getting more colleges to recruit here and offer more scholarships,” Hilton said. “Together, we'll be able to promote scholarship and athleticism in a way that will benefit local student-athletes like never before.”

Athletes can register for the 2013 Best of the 757 series now at


The Tidewater or Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia is known collectively as "the 757" because of the area code that links together a series of cities that’s become a breeding ground for some of the world's finest athletes. The 757 is generally regarded as a top region for college recruiters. Moreover, there is a tremendous pride within the Hampton Roads community and support of athletes who compete in and are from the 757.

Professional athletes that have come from the 757 include basketball’s Alonzo Mourning, Allen Iverson, and JR Reid; baseball’s BJ Upton, Justin Upton and Michael Cuddyer; football’s Bruce Smith, Plaxico Burress, Ronald Curry, Aaron Brooks, DeAngelo Hall, Michael Vick and Tyrod Taylor.

Hampton Roads is home to 1.3 million people and the 757 has more than 50 schools with roughly 55,000 athletes. Officially, the 757 includes the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg and Suffolk.

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