Colonial Forge return man Elijah Sarratt returns a punt after his team stopped host Patriot on its first possession during the teams' VHSL Class 6 Region B second round playoff matchup on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.

Colonial Forge High School junior Elijah Sarratt announced Sunday on Twitter that he plans to transfer immediately to St. Frances Academy in Baltimore. Sarratt has already withdrawn from Colonial Forge.

The private school has turned into a national powerhouse. The Panthers went 11-1 in 2019 and were ranked No. 5 in the nation by MaxPreps.com.

Sarratt was named second-team all-state as a defensive back in helping the Eagles reach the Class 6 state semifinals. He was also named first-team all-region as a defensive back, wide receiver and punt returner.

He was selected to all three of those spots as well as first-team kickoff returner on the all-Commonwealth District team.

Sarratt has received offers from Kent State and Liberty.

“I would have never thought that I would be leaving Colonial Forge,” Sarratt wrote on Twitter. “I want to thank [Colonial Forge’s head] Coach [John] Brown for everything he’s done for me these past three years.”

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Parents think he can get better offers at a different school....Not like every D1 Coach comes through the school....

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