Thursday, September 24, 2009

New York and New England Top Football Prospects

New York & New England

•••+ John Kinder 6-3, 190, 4.7 Cedarhurst Lawrence, NY
He is a good all-around QB.
On Film–He shows that he can beat you with his arm strength and with his feet. He consistently proves that he can throw the ball from the pocket but also shows he can use his quickness, agility, and burst to avoid sacks. He can get rid of the ball quickly, is devastating when throwing the ball on the run, and is as accurate as they come with pretty good arm strength. He also shows the ability to hit receivers deep.
Stats–He earned some All-League honors for his play at QB.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0.
Favorite Schools–Committed to SYRACUSE.

•••+ Scott McCummings 6-2, 210, 4.7 Natick, MA
Keep an eye on this guy; he certainly has the ability to become a superstar at the next level.
On Film–He can throw the ball 80 yds and sometimes knocks his receivers over with his hard throws. A tough kid who will do whatever it takes to win, he has a quick setup in the pocket. He plays in a spread offense and although he's not a blazer, he can get the job done with his legs when called upon to do so. He's a much better athlete than most people give him credit for. A big, thick kid, he has a great future.
Stats–Earned All-Boston Area honors for his play at QB in '08.
Other Sports–He's one of the best javelin throwers in the state.
Grades–His GPA is over a 3.0.

•••+ Will Fiacchi 6-3, 207, 4.8 Marcellus, NY
Right now he ranks as the #1 QB prospect in the state of New York.
On Film–He shows good arm strength, athleticism, and can make all the throws in and out of the pocket. A tough kid who plays under control, he has a quick setup in the pocket and goes through his progressions well.
Stats–Completed 156 of 236 passes for 2,175 yds and 21 TDs and was picked off 8 times in nine games.
Other Sports–Averages 18 pts and 9 rebounds a game as a guard in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is 3.5. Benches 185.

••• Talib Barksdale 6-3, 225, 4.7 Hudson, NY
A diamond in the rough and certainly someone to keep an eye on.
On Film–Talib looks more like an LB than a QB but he certainly has the arm strength and athletic ability to progress at the position.
Stats–Earned All-Section honors at QB. His brother plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Other Quarterbacks to Watch:
Dan Scalo 6-3, 210, 4.7 Central Valley Monroe-Woodbury, NY
Adam Goltche 6-3, 210, 4.7 Great Neck North, NY
Jared DePalma 6-4, 205, 4.7 Syracuse Christian Brothers, NY
Mike Murray 6-3, 180, 4.7 Troy LaSalle Institute, NY
Jalen Holmes 6-2, 215, 4.7 Stamford, CT
Dino Mancinelli 6-0, 185, 4.6 Cheshire Academy, CT
Brett Biestek 6-3, 210, 4.7 Wallingford Sheehan, CT

Running Backs
••••+ Silas Redd 5-10, 187, 4.45 Stamford King, CT
One of the top two prospects in the state.
On Film–I was able to watch Silas run down in San Antonio and was really impressed with his vision, balance, and surprising strength. He's an elusive back who is hard to grab with great, great vision. He can cut on a dime, has very strong legs, and is a scrappy competitor who does not go down with the first hit. He can lower his pads and make defenders pay for the tackle. Should weigh over 200 pounds once he gets to college and has the kind of durability the college scouts are looking for. An added plus is his ability to play CB. He's a competitive DB who is dynamite when the ball is in the air. He shows the athleticism needed to play the position in college. Has quick feet and a compact and smooth backpedal.
Stats–Carried the ball 120 times for 1,356 yds and 15 TDs averaging 11 yds per carry and he did not fumble all season. On defense he totaled 42 tackles and 2 picks at CB.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2. Benches 290 and has a 37" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to PENN STATE.

••• Jeremiah Kobena 6-0, 180, 4.5 Bronx Cardinal Hayes, NY
He came out of nowhere like most kids in New York City or the Bronx do. There have been a good number of them that have made it over the past ten years but most people feel Jeremiah will be the next.
On Film–He is a power back who runs through arm tackles and does a good job of making the first tackler miss, and then powering his way for extra yardage. He can run, block, and catch. Shows Division I speed and also shows that he has enough quickness and burst to cause damage outside.
Stats–Averaged over 7 yds per carry in '08.
Favorite Schools–Committed to SYRACUSE.

••• Steve Rene 5-8, 175, 4.5 Brooklyn Canarsie, NY
A small but explosive back.
On Film–He proves to be the best athlete at the school. He shows a quick burst, balance, and strength. Despite his lack of great size, he does a good job of finishing off his runs and has the burst and speed to take it outside. He also has breakaway speed. He could wind up playing RB, WR, or CB at the next level. Ranks as one of the two best prospects in Brooklyn.
Stats–Earned All-Brooklyn honors for his play at RB.
Favorite Schools–Committed to SYRACUSE.

••• Anthony Knight 6-1, 210, 4.55 Westwood Xaverian Bros., MA
He's the cousin of Boston College's all-time rusher Derrik Knight.
On Film–Anthony is a plugger who keeps his pads low, fights for every yard, a very strong runner between the tackles, and gets a significant amount of yardage after initial contact. Not a blazer but he has workable speed, shows good hands, can make sharp cuts, and shows a pretty good burst through the holes.
Stats–Earned All-Boston Area honors for his play at RB.
Grades–His GPA is
Favorite Schools–BC, SYRACUSE, OR, MD, and PITT.

••• Greg Bell 5-10, 210, 4.6 Liverpool, NY
Here's another back that seems to be under the radar at this time but certainly has Division I skills.
On Film–He's a very strong runner who easily breaks tackles, he shows pretty good moves, surprising speed, and very good vision.
Stats–Earned All-CNY honors after rushing for 1,360 yds and 19 TDs. Over three years he's rushed for 4,430 yds and 55 TDs.

Future All-American
Shaquan Coles 5-10, 155, 4.5 Staten Island Curtis, NY
Staten Island has not produced an awful lot of Division I players over the last couple of years, but perhaps the drought will be over for the 2011 class when Shaq is a senior.
On Film–He's exceptionally elusive, a quick and darting type of back with very good vision, and he knows how to find the hole. Needs to work on the weights and add about 30 pounds but that should come by the time he's finished with his senior season.
Stats–Had 35 carries for 395 yds and 5 TDs. He also caught 8 passes for 187 yds and 2 TDs.
Other Sports–He's been timed in a 10.9 100, a 23.5 200 meters, and has long jumped 21' 3" in track.
Grades–His GPA is close to a 3.0. Benches 205.

Other Running Backs to Watch:
Jeff Mack 5-9, 165, 4.5 New Rochelle Iona Prep, NY
Elijah Thomas 6-1, 215, 4.6 Rochester Gates Chili, NY
Naquan Alexander 5-10, 180, 4.5 Sheepshead Bay, NY
Mike Delaney 6-3, 220, 4.55 Foxboro, MA
Matty Campbell 6-2, 225, 4.6 Attleboro, MA
Ryan Izzo 5-8, 165, 4.5 Walpole, MA
Omar Gonzalez 5-10, 215, 4.6 Bristol Central, CT

••••+ Blake Barker 6-6, 235, 4.75 Cambridge Buckingham Browne-Nichols, MA
The #1 prospect in the state of Massachusetts and one of the nation's finest TE's.
On Film–Blake runs much better than most people would give him credit for. He looks like a natural catching the ball and is a highly competitive TE who runs disciplined routes, can catch the high pass in traffic, and does a great job of protecting the ball from a defender. He accelerates quickly after the catch and although he's a TE, he's able to stretch the field. Also displays outstanding hands. Seems to be the total package when it comes to a TE.
Stats–Earned some All-Boston Area honors for his play at TE in '08 averaging over 15 yds per catch.
Grades–His GPA is 3.5.
Favorite Schools–Committed to STANFORD.

•••+ Tebucky Jones 6-3, 185, 4.5 New Britain, CT
I must admit I did not see Tebucky on film or in person but he was recommended to be by one of my Connecticut contacts. He is a tall, athletic WR who runs well, can catch the ball in stride, and has proven to be a difficult tackle.
Stats–Caught 33 passes for 536 yds and 6 TDs averaging around 16 yds per catch. His father played in the NFL.

•••+ Sean Fitzpatrick 6-6, 220, 4.7 Pittsford-Mendon
He had been recommended to me by a couple of coaches during my trip through New York this spring. One coach said he is just growing into his body and once he does, look out.
On Film–He shows exceptionally strong hands, good running skill, quickness off the ball, runs precise routes, and does a good job of running with the ball after the catch. Tough to bring down, he shows very good open field moves. Needs to add weight and strength and once he does, look out. He has five-star potential.
Stats–Caught 21 passes for 312 yds and 3 TDs on his way to earning All-County and some All-State mention.
Grades–His GPA is 2.9.
Favorite Schools–Committed to MARYLAND.

•••+ Stephan Alli 6-5, 205, 4.5 Andover Proctor Academy, NH
To my embarrassment I did not stop in Andover during my trip through southern New Hampshire on my way to Boston this year. If I had I would have seen a couple of blue chip prospects with Stephan being one of them.
On Film–He's a tall, athletic WR who is just now starting to come into his own. This spring college scouts started paying a lot of attention to Mr. Alli who thought he was more of a basketball player until 2008. He's tall, athletic with strong hands, good leaping ability, he can catch the ball and tuck it away quickly, and is a load for any safety to bring down. He catches everything within reach and shocks defenders with his burst after the catch. Has the potential to someday play on Sundays.
Grades–His GPA is 3.7. Has a 35" VJ and benches 240.
Favorite Schools–Committed to FLORIDA.

•••+ Alex Amidon 5-11, 180, 4.4 Lakeville Hotchkiss, CT
A little known but very talented WR who on film impresses everyone who has seen him play.
On Film–A potential game breaking receiver who is known as Mr. Excitement in the area, he's a smart route runner who knows how to get open, catches the ball with his hands, and in the blink of an eye turns up field. He shows good separate speed.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0. Benches 230 and has a 32" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to BOSTON COLLEGE.

••• Maurice Morrison 6-3, 180, 4.55 New Haven Cross, CT
A very athletic 6-3 WR who on film knows how to stretch a defense.
On Film–He shows workable speed, soft hands, and is a major deep threat. He attacks the ball at its highest point, runs precise routes and knows how to get himself open.
Stats–Caught 41 passes for 743 yds and 8 TDs averaging 18 yds per catch.
Other Sports–He's a standout guard in basketball and runs the sprints in track.
Grades–His GPA is over a 2.5.

••• Jerome Lewis 6-5, 230, 4.75 Rochester Bishop Kearney, NY
Since he's situated up in the northwest part of New York, a lot of people don't know much about Jerome.
On Film–He's very athletic, runs well, and is known for his outstanding blocking. He plays on a run oriented team but when he gets a chance to catch, it's usually show time.
Stats–Caught 10 passes but they went for 348 yds and 5 TDs, which helped him earn All-League honors.
Grades–His GPA is over a 2.5.
Favorite Schools–Committed to VIRGINIA TECH.

Other Receivers to Watch:
Nick Stover 6-1, 175, 4.5 Sayville, NY
Kasey Hogan 6-3, 175, 4.5 Oneonta, NY
Jesse Gates 6-4, 240, 4.8 Liverpool, NY
Najee Morning 6-0, 180, 4.4 Brookhaven Bellport, NY
Will Tye 6-3, 230, 4.8 Middletown-Xavier, CT

Offensive Linemen
•••• Daquan Jones 6-4, 300, 5.0 Johnson City, NY
The #1 OL prospect in the state of New York and one of the finest in the east.
On Film–Daquan impresses you with his strength, determination, and aggressive style of play. A very physical ball player with good feet and surprising agility. He's already become a great pass blocker, can slide and mirror with the best of the, can redirect quickly, and is rarely caught off his feet. He sets a solid base and shows the ability to play either tackle or guard at the next level. He's also considered a Division I prospect at DT but at this stage plays better on offense.
Stats–He did not allow a sack in '08 on his way to earning All-State honors.
Favorite Schools–Committed to PENN STATE.

•••+ Robert Vardaro 6-5, 305, 5.3 Andover Phillips Academy, MA
One of the top five prospects in the state.
On Film–Robert is a good size OL with long arms, quick feet, and he shows the quickness to slide to the outside and cutoff would-be sacks. Has the lower body strength to set a very solid base, he can bend his knees and hit moving targets. The scouts are enamored with his size, flexibility, and aggressive style of play. He dominates the point of attack and shows the ability to play either tackle or guard.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0. Benches 360.
Favorite Schools–Committed to BOSTON COLLEGE.

•••+ Harris Williams 6-4, 290, 5.3 Andover-Proctor Academy, NH
As I've mentioned before this school has got a couple of blue chip prospects and Mr. Williams is certainly one of them.
On Film–An aggressive, tough as nails OL with a take no prisoners type of attitude. Very strong at the point of attack, he shows pretty good quickness, balance, and explosive moves off the ball. He does a good job of maintaining his blocks, uses his long arms to fight off defenders, and can adjust well while on the run. He gets very good leverage and has already become a dominating run blocker. He plays tackle on defense but should wind up playing guard in college.
Grades–His GPA is 3.7. Has a 25" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to STANFORD.

••• Jasen Carlson 6-4, 295, 5.2 Jamestown Southwestern Academy, NY
A little known but pretty good OL prospect.
On Film–Jasen does a real good job of quickly getting out of his stance and getting a hold of the defender. Very athletic, he shows the tools to be a productive Division I player.
Stats–Earned All-Western New York and All-State honors at OL.

••• Shawn Schellenger 6-7, 290, 5.3 Schenectady Schalmont, NY
His coach says he's improving every year.
On Film–You don't have to prove too much when you're already 6-7, 290 and can move your feet, and that's exactly what Shawn can do. He's a force on both sides of the ball. He really improved during his junior campaign and big things are expected of him this year. Blessed with long arms, long legs, and a great frame, he could weigh 320 in college. He is already dedicated to the weight room and also proved to be a very reliable tackle on defense.

••• Tyler Hammett 6-8, 330, 5.5 Troy Lansingburgh, NY
You've got to list a guy whose 6-8, 330.
On Film–He shows exceptionally long arms, pretty good feet for a 330 pounder, and he's athletic and agile. Still learning the position, if he dedicates himself he could become a force at OT.
Stats–Earned All-Section honors for his play at OT.
Other Sports–He's a pretty good center in basketball.
Grades–His GPA is over a 3.0.

Future All-American
Conor Hanratty 6-4½, 296, 5.3 New Canaan, CT
Already ranks as the state's top OL prospect even though he will only be a junior this fall. He is the son of legendary Notre Dame quarterback Terry Hanratty but obviously much bigger.
On Film–I saw Conor down in San Antonio and was pleasantly surprised at his maturity and athletic ability. He more than held his own against some of the nation's finest defensive linemen and proved to be one of the top OL prospects we had in the combine. He certainly shows the tools to become an All-American by his senior year. He has the quickness to get out of his stance and slide out to cut edge rushers, He plays an aggressive brand of football with quick hands, and the natural strength to lock up the defender and push him out of the play. Technically sound with an aggressive style of play, he's just a natural athlete at 296 and shows the ability to play either tackle or guard in college. Will be one of the most recruited offensive linemen in the nation next year.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2. Benches 250.
Favorite Schools–He's already been offered by several including DUKE, BC, STANFORD, VA, and NC STATE.

Other Offensive Linemen to Watch:
Marquis Brown 6-3, 270, 4.9 Hartford Public, CT
Shaban Dika 6-6, 280, 5.0 Beacon, NY
Sean Mulhern 6-5, 255, 5.0 Kenmore St. Joseph's, NY
Thomas Mason 6-3, 335, 5.5 Baldwinville Narragansett, MA
Stanson Roach 6-7, 280, 5.2 New Bedford, MA
Pat Crosby 6-3, 280, 5.1 Lincoln-Sudbury, MA
Macky MacPherson 6-3, 260, 5.1 Syracuse Christian Bros., NY

Defensive Linemen
••••+ Dominique Easley 6-3, 260, 4.7 Staten Island Curtis, NY
The #1 defensive lineman in New York, he ranks as one of the state's top two prospects.
On Film–Popeye proves to be a very physical DE. He can accelerate to full speed quickly, is excellent in pursuit, uses his strong hands and quick feet to control the blocker, and then find the ball. Not super fast but he has an explosive burst; good enough to keep QB's honest. He is a solid run defender, he keeps his pads low, and uses his long arms for leverage. Very strong at the point of attack, at the high school level he has been a difference maker over the past two years. At 6-3, 260, he plays DE in high school but he could grow into a DE.
Stats–Totaled 51 tackles, 10 sacks, and 2 caused fumbles on his way to earning All-Stanton Island Area honors.
Grades–His GPA is 2.6. Benches 225 20 times.
Favorite Schools–BC, GA, MI, MD, PENN STATE, TN, OR, SYRACUSE, and FL.

•••• Bjoern Werner 6-4, 270, 4.7 Salisbury School, CT
On potential, I would rank him as the #1 DL prospect in the entire east.
On Film–This German exchange student has really picked up the game of football quickly. He is a physical looking kid who can come off the edge like no one's business. He can go from zero to full speed in just a few steps, shows amazing flexibility, body control, and balance. He does a good job of controlling the blocker and finding the ball, gets his hands quickly on blockers, and shows the ability to break up the play before it gets started. He has the potential to become the #1 draft choice in four to five years.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0.
Favorite Schools–CAL, BC, FL, MD, PITT, and UCONN.

•••• Andrew Tallman 6-5, 230, 4.7 Dorchester Boston College High, MA
He was injured part of the '08 season due to a hip pointer but when he is healthy, he is one heck of a DE.
On Film–He is very athletic and draws a lot of attention whenever the ball is snapped. He is a solid run defender and an outstanding pass rusher. He runs very well for a 230 pounder, always seems to get leverage, and can dominate the point of attack. He understands his job and always seems to play within himself. He looks thin at 230 pounds and has the frame to weigh 270 pounds in college, and could wind up playing either DE or DT. Big things are expected of him for the '09 season.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0.
Favorite Schools–BC, UT, IA, MD, VA, SMU, TULANE, and RUTGERS.

••• Robert Welsh 6-3, 262, 5.0 Melville-St. Anthony's, NY
A solid, very dependable DT who on film shows pretty good footwork and strength.
On Film–He has been a force at the point of attack. Not yet a dominating player but a very good one with blue chip potential. He does a good job shedding blockers and making plays. Shows the instincts and athleticism to become a dominating DT in college.
Grades–His GPA is 3.2. Has a 23" VJ.
Favorite Schools–SYRACUSE, MD, UCONN, BC, and RUTGERS.

••• Reuben Frank 6-2, 230, 4.7 Poughkeepsie, NY
An undersized DE who could wind up playing LB or DE in college.
On Film–Reuben shows the scouts explosive moves off the ball. He has unusual strength and can overpower just about every blocker he goes up against. He shows good change of direction and burst to chase down ball carriers from behind. A very productive player with quick hands and even quicker feet. He can shed blockers in the blink of an eye and find the ball. Very competitive and productive.
Favorite Schools–Committed to UCONN.

••• Dominique Harris 6-2, 240, 4.7 Liverpool, NY
He is not the biggest DE around but certainly one of the more productive ones.
On Film–Dee played both DE and DT well enough to be constantly double teamed. He is a big-time competitor with a relentless style of play.
Stats–He earned 2nd Team All-State honors in '08 after totaling 65 tackles and 5 sacks.
Other Sports–He is a standout in Lacrosse.

••• Nick Rios 6-7, 240, 4.8 Albany Bishop Maginn, NY
He is a transfer from Michigan and played just one year at this school but really stood out.
On Film–He is a tall and athletic pass rusher with long arms and quick feet. He is a young man with a lot of upside and potential.
Stats–He earned All-Section honors at the DE position.

Other Defensive Linemen to Watch:
Daryll Parker 6-2, 295, 4.9 Rochester Aquinas, NY
Peter Lodini 6-4, 255, 4.9 Thiells North Rockland, NY
Chris Brathwaite 6-4, 240, 4.75 Flushing Holy Cross, NY
Anthony Marsiglia 6-4, 290, 5.2 Berlin, CT
Martin Pomykala 6-3, 240, 4.7 New Britain, CT
Jacob Drzod 6-3, 215, 4.6 Seymour, CT
Troy Moore 6-4, 280, 5.0 Shrewsbury St. Johns, MA
Danny Maynes 6-4, 245, 4.9 Waltham, MA
Will Lynner 6-5, 245, 4.9 Cohasset, MA

••••• Khairi Fortt 6-2, 220, 4.58 Stamford, CT
He is the #1 prospect in New England and one of the nation's finest LB prospects.
On Film–Khairi proves to be an explosive ball player with great lateral speed. He uses his hands well to get off blockers, works through traffic, plays the game on his feet, is fluid when dropping back into the passing lanes, and does an excellent job of reading quarterbacks. He dominated the action from start to finish in '08 playing both OLB and ILB. #32 is a solidly built player with excellent all-around athletic ability. He is an effort guy and a very effective pass rusher.
Stats–He recorded 118 tackles, 2 picks, and 4 caused fumbles on his way to earning All-State honors.
Other Sports–He has been timed in a 10.9 100 and a 21.8 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0 and he scored a 1460 on the SAT. Benches 335 and has a 32" VJ.

•••• Kevin Pierre-Louis 6-1, 205, 4.6 Stamford King-Low Heywood-Thomas, CT
He is one of the top three prospects in the state of Connecticut.
On Film–Kevin shows the athleticism, quick footwork, and speed to the ball that the college scouts love to see in an LB. He is a tough and competitive 205 pounder who consistently shows effort from start to finish. He has good instincts, is able to read and react quickly, and has the speed to track down ball carriers to the perimeter. He also does a real good job of getting off blocks and making plays. He should gain 20 pounds in college.
Stats–He earned All-League and All-State honors for his play at LB in '08.
Grades–His GPA is over 2.5.
Favorite Schools–Committed to BOSTON COLLEGE.

•••+ Malcolm Cater 6-2, 220, 4.6 Riverhead, NY
He is the best player on the best team in Long Island.
On Film–This guy lays people out. He is one of the hardest hitters in the state of New York, shows pretty good range, can anticipate plays, and plays the game on his feet.
Stats–He earned All-Long Island honors for his play at LB.
Favorite Schools–Committed to SYRACUSE.

•••+ Jordan Berry 6-4, 230, 4.7 Milton Academy, MA
He is an extremely hard hitter.
On Film–He shows very good athletic ability, range, and desire. His coaches say he is a definite Division I football player and I concur. He certainly has the size, athletic ability, and will to make it big at the next level.
Stats–Earned some All-State mention for his play at LB.
Other Sports–He is also a standout in baseball.
Grades–His GPA is over 3.0.

••• Tyler Harris 6-3, 210, 4.55 Kent, CT
It's not a great overall year for talent in the state of Connecticut but there sure are a lot of good linebackers.
On Film–Mr. Harris does a good job of playing off blocks, keeping his feet, and finding the ball. He has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He reads and reacts quickly, accelerates to full speed in the blink of an eye. He reads and reacts quickly, accelerates to full speed in the blink of an eye, and explodes into his tackles. Once he fills out gaining weight and strength, look out. One of the fastest rising players in the state.
Favorite Schools–BC, TEMPLE, GA TECH, SYRACUSE, MD, and UCONN.

••• Yawin Smallwood 6-4, 228, 4.8 Worchester Doherty Memorial, MA
I must admit I missed Mr. Smallwood during my trip through the state.
On Film–However, on film he proved to be a very good athlete with good football instincts and pretty good production. He plays OLB in high school and could grow into a DE. He's quick off the ball with fast hands and a good closing burst.
Favorite Schools–Committed to UCONN.

Other Linebackers to Watch:
James Timmins 6-3, 200, 4.9 Staten Island Curtis
Tyrone Nichols 6-0, 220, 4.7 Troy Lansingburgh, NY
Pat Gibbons 6-3, 230, 4.8 Carthage Central, NY
Matt Fox 6-2, 220, 4.7 Bemus Point Maple Grove, NY
Gary Acquah 6-2, 235, 4.8 Bronx-St. Michael, NY

Defensive Backs
•••+ Jordan Thomas 6-0, 187, 4.45 Union Endicott, NY
It may not be a great year in the state of New York but there are few gems and JT is one of them.
On Film–He plays FS and plays it as well as anybody in the east. He excels in zone and man coverage and hits like a ton of bricks. He is very strong, super fast showing good catch-up speed, and can cover an attack to play from sideline to sideline. He always seems to be around the ball. A smart and instinctive ball player, he also played RB and WR on offense.
Stats–Earned All-League and All-Area honors for his play at FS on his way to earning All-State honors.
Other Sports–He has been timed in a 10.6 100 and a 23.2 200 meters in track.
Grades–His GPA is 2.6. Benches 325.
Favorite Schools–Committed to RUTGERS.

•••+ James McCaffrey 5-11, 185, 4.45 Cambridge Buckingham Brown Nichol, MA
When people went to look at Blake Barker, they not only came away impressed with him but also with Mr. McCaffrey.
On Film–Proves to be an outstanding athlete and could wind up playing WR or DB. He shows exceptional quickness, displays excellent footwork, and has good closing speed and agility. He also shows the speed to run with receivers deep and make plays downfield. He is one of the better athletes in the east.
Stats–He earned All-League honors in '08.
Grades–His GPA is 3.0 and he scored 1820 on the SAT. He has a 39" VJ.
Favorite Schools–Committed to BOSTON COLLEGE.

•••+ Rodman Noel 6-4, 190, 4.6 Everett, MA
He is a tall and athletic FS.
On Film–He shows great instincts. He runs well, is excellent in coverage, and is a legit hitter. He also has very good range and straight-line speed. He can make plays on the run and also excels in pass defense.
Stats–Earned All-League and All-Boston Area honors for his play at FS.
Grades–His GPA is over 2.5.
Favorite Schools–His brother plays at BC. His favorite schools are BC, RUTGERS, UCONN, NC STATE, PITT, and SYRACUSE.

•••+ Brendon Felder 5-10, 170, 4.5 Danvers St. Johns Prep, MA
His coach calls him one of the more athletic players in the state.
On Film–This guy shows exceptional acceleration and agility. Not real tall but he has been blessed with long arms, leaping ability, and instincts. He plays a physical game for a 170 pounder, and consistently steps up and makes tackles in run support. Once the ball is in the air, he can turn and run with the best of them.
Stats–Earned All-League honors for his play at CB.
Grades–His GPA is over 2.5. He has a 29" VJ.

••• Jordan Johnson 5-10, 185, 4.5 North Andover Brooks, MA
Considered to be one of the better all around athletes in the state of Massachusetts, he's a three sport standout who can play RB, WR, or DB at the next level.
On Film–Jordan shows good running instincts on offense, and the speed to the ball and aggressive nature on defense. A physical 185 pounder who can knock a receiver off balance and then come underneath and get a pick. Just a good all around football player with Division I skills.
Favorite Schools–Committed to BYU.

Other Defensive Backs to Watch:
Khalid Wisdom 6-2, 190, 4.49 Brooklyn Ft. Hamilton, NY
Maurice Easterling 5-10, 170, 4.45 White Plains Arch Bishop Stepinac, NY
Irvin Scott 6-3, 175, 4.6 Brookline, MA
Christon Gill 6-0, 180, 4.5 Bridgeport-Central, CT
Devaghn Millington 6-1, 200, 4.6 Ridgefield, CT

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