Windsor athletes to play college football

Published 9:30 am Saturday, June 4, 2011


WINDSOR—Windsor High School seniors Lance Wall and Justin Daniels will play Division 3 football for Randolph-Macon College this fall.

The two offensive linemen caught the school’s attention for different reasons.

“I played hurt the whole season,” Daniels said. “They like toughness so I had different injuries all season, but I’m fine now.“

“I think for me, I think it’s consistency, not necessarily a great job, but a good job throughout” Wall said. “I think that’s what they noticed.”

Wall was also recruited by Bridgewater College and Christopher Newport University.

Daniels’ recruiting list also included Christopher Newport, Old Dominion, James Madison and Shenandoah universities; Virginia Tech; and Bridgewater College.

“The first time I ever went on the campus, I realized the tight-knit community and a little about how things work there,” Wall said about why he chose Randolph-Macon.

“It’s not like other big schools, where you’re pretty much a number, and you walk to class and you go back to your dorm, and that’s it,” he continued.

“I felt like I was at home that’s why I liked it so much,” Daniels said. “It’s just a home kind of place. It’s really small so it’s a lot like Windsor.”

Both began their 12-week summer workouts last week. It includes lifting, running and agility works.

While both will be playing the offensive line, their goals differ.

“I want to start the offensive line, and have at least a 3.0 GPA,” Daniels said. “I want to do good in school and do good on the field.”

“I want to get myself settled into the place I’ll live on campus and be perfectly comfortable,” Walls said. “I also want to stick with the major I’ve already chosen, or find one that I’m comfortable with and start working closer to that and excelling in school.”

Wall plans to major in sociology and Daniels will focus on religious studies.

“First off, I want them to get a great degree,” said Windsor Head Coach Chuck Parrish. “They’re going to great school, so they’ll get a great degree there. They’ll be there four years.”

“Both of these kids are going to work hard,” Parrish added. “That’s the thing. That’s what I told the college coaches, and that’s what they’re going to do. They are going to see success on Saturday afternoons.”