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After moving his recruiting up about six weeks, Old Dominion landed a commitment from one of the top players in the 757, and in Virginia. Indian River (Chesapeake, VA) offensive guard Stephon Dubose is one of two Monarchs to commit on Wednesday.

Dubose, a three-star prospect, chose the Monarchs over geographical rival East Carolina.

“The way they recruited me,” was just one of the factors Dubose said played into his commitment to the Monarchs. “The amount of love they showed really got me and my mom on board.”

Dubose is a big, physical lineman who has the ability to grow into a stud on the line. He compares to current Monarch offensive lineman Isaac Weaver.

Dubose’s commitment was sped up by he postponement of the spring of high school football in Virginia. Couple that with not being able to take visits, and Dubose felt a little pressure in his commitment but made the decision to attend ODU.

“I was leaning towards ODU,” Dubose said. “Who wouldn’t want to start something great at home?”

Dubose is also well on his way to fitting in with the rest of the 2021 class.

“It already feels like a brotherhood,” Dubose exclaimed.

Once the offensive line commit gets on campus, he will already have a friend from Indian River in incoming defensive back LaMareon James.

Dubose joins Daniel Ogundipe in the 2021 class as far as offensive linemen are concerned. Dubose is going to be one of the keys to this class when we look back at it in a few years. He has the ability to come in right away and protect the quarterback and open lanes for Ricky Slade and the rest of the stellar Old Dominion running backs.