A pleasant surprise today. I have always heard that Bucyrus High School puts a on a nice 7on7 tournament, and today they continued to do a good job. Nice short trip to Bucyrus for me.
Northwestern commit Dareian Watkins (2014) from Galion High School looked good at quarterback. Have watched him grow and mature over the last three years. Really athletic. Wish he had a better burst, but he has solid speed. Guessing he will be a slot receiver at Northwestern. Also was the second time that I have seen his teammate junior LaCario Davison (2015) play this summer. Like his speed and toughness. Good burst. Playing wide receiver. For having had no contact his sophomore year, he seems to have a lot of self-confidence. Excellent athlete, but has not proven himself with pads on yet.
Watched senior Ryan Bee from Hillsdale High School play some tight end. Listed 6'7-245, and wants to play tight end or defensive end at the next level. I have watched over the past three years, also. Wish that he could get to 265 over the winter. Only has one school offering, but a lot of schools want to see his first three or four games. If commits himself to playing offensive tackle, he should be fine with "offers." If he continues to want to play either end position, he will not get many. With the right attitude, his future is unlimited. With the right attitude!
Columbus West High School was there today. And with that, so was Charles Holland (2014), wide receiver and free safety, and he is still really underrated. Tremendous concentration and natural hands. Honestly, his not getting much love from college coaches is sad. Maybe they know something, I do not know. All I know is what I see.
Mansfield Senior's Chioke Bradley has done a tremendous job with the football program. Kids play hard and compete. Also look like a team. QB Jalen Reese (2014) continues to improve his throwing motion and QB skills. Listed 6'2-170 and plays taller. Although he does not always show arm strength, it is there. Like his potential, but need to see him under fire. DB Chek Washington (2014) is a solid defender. Good closing speed. Smart. Competes hard. Good recovery speed. Athletic. Really like junior Mitch Nixon. Tall and athletic. Should be the starting QB next year. Right now, he is playing some flex TE. Good hands.
Elida High School is coming off a very good season and has to replace some really good seniors. They do have some very talented younger skill players. Too early to mention them.
My local school the Upper Sandusky Rams were there. Probably their best player is Tyler Pritchard (2014). Plays QB and LB. Excellent wrestler. Guessing about 6'2-220. Finally not trying to keep weight done for wrestling. Like him as a "Mike backer." Good feet. Always liked his attitude as an underclassman, but surprised with it now.
Bucyrus did a good job running a 7on7 tournament. They have one more in two weeks.