Saturday, Dublin Coffman High School hosted the Ohio High School State 7on7 Championships. Beautiful day for football. Thirty eight teams participated. Wayne High School won the tournament, beating Kenton in the championship game. For me, won-lost records means nothing on these days. Evaluating new talent, as well as old is important. Touching base with players whom I have either had in camp or have met at other camps is important. Of course, talking with my high school coaching friends is, also, important. Again, evaluating prospects is what I do.
Amanti Miller - Wayne HS(212)WR. Showed much the same form as last year. Quicker than fast. Excellent ball catcher. Like the way he separates. Faster when he ball is in the air.
Marcus Bonner - Wayne HS(212)WR. Excellent hands. Also faster when the ball is in the air. Ran disciplined routes. Bigger and stronger than last year. Strong.
Javon Harrison - Wayne HS(213)QB. Learned from one of the best, Braxton Miller. Good size 6'2-195. Big arm. Makes all of the throws. Needs reps and experience. Like his technique. Good prospect.
Doran Hendricks - Wayne HS(214)LB. Former QB now moved to linebacker. Now 6'2-205. Runs well. Good balance. Changes direction well. Very competitive. Will have big time future.
Lovell Peterson - Wayne(213)OC. Only centered the ball. Weight down to 272. Looks good. One of the top OL guys in the 213 Class.
Tristan Jefferies - Sandusky(212)WR/DB. Excellent hands. Plays fast. Good burst. Would like see him faster. Like his athleticism.
Maty Mauk - Kenton(212)QB. Strong arm. Liked his poise. After a big week in Missouri, he seemed tired at times. Leadership is a strength.
James Walsh - Coffman(213)QB. Just continues to improve. Consistent release. Plays tall. Good feet. Understands coverages. Really like his chances to be special.
Marcus Davis - Coffman(212)SR. Growing bigger and stronger. Continues to get faster. Like his burst. Excellent ball catcher. Tough competitor.
Tre Scott - Coffman(212)DB- and Taylor Williams - Coffman(212)DB. Both played well. Solid speed and quickness. Like their toughness.
Royce Lucas-Taylor - Urbana(212)TE. Played TE, but did not catch the ball well. Needs to improve pass release and route running. Big shoulders. Possible OL guy at next level. Big frame 6'6-260.
Dareian Watkins - Galion(213)ATH. Played QB, but more of a DB some day. 6'1-186.
Runs well. Mature for sophomore. Like his burst. Plays fast. Throws ball well enough. Potential to be a very good athlete.
George Gresko - Eastlake North(212)QB. Moves pretty well, but wears a knee brace. Reads coverages well and sees the field. Nice soft touch. Need to see him plant his feet more. Solid prospect.
Terrell Dorsey - Mansfield Senior(212)RB. Normally an RB, but played mostly slot today. Very durable north/south runner. Watching him run, believe that he has improved his quickness, burst and overall speed. Seems lighter on feet. Good hands. Like his balance.
Grant Cartwright - Olentangy Liberty(213)LB. Big, strong 6'3-220 LB. May only be a Mike. Tough downhill, but needs to work on flexibility. May even be a DE someday. Competes hard. Good prospect.
Josh Perry - Olentangy(212)DE. Big, strong, and fast. All of 6'3-220. Very athletic. Worked on the outside, but see him come off the edge. Really passes the eyeball test. Want to see him play with pads on.
Buchi Okafor - Olentangy(213)CB. Big CB prospect. 6'0-180. Runs well. Needs to work on recovery speed. Changes direction well. Like his intensity. Needs experience. Really like his potential.
Max Pollum - Jonathan Alder(212)OL. Watched Max at lineman's challenge. 6'6-300 pounds. Really needs to impress recruiters early, but has a chance. Needs to improve punch. Bend better. Has improved overall football skills.