Scouting: DeMatha vs Good Counsel

More than a dozen BCS prospects took the field Saturday in a rivalry game between to DeMatha and Good Counsel. Today we take an in-depth look at Good Counsel.


Michael Moore: Lined up at left end and played the run and pass equally well. Moore has a quick first step, uses his hands well, and can be downright dominant at times. Offensively he made a great adjustment on a badly thrown ball and found his way to the end zone for a game-tying touchdown in the third quarter. Moore should be an early contributor at Virginia.

Brent Wilkerson: The Penn State commit didn't make his impact felt until the second half. From that point on he was in on several tackles and applied pressure to the quarterback. Wilkerson's a big body with plenty of athleticism… the type of prospect you take now and figure out where he plays later. He's a tight end on offense, and showed enough ability to possibly have a future there as well.

Sam Lebbie: This youngster was most impressive prospect in the game from start to finish. Lebbie was all over the field making plays and easily tallied double digit tackles. The three-star backer sheds blocks with and is strong at the point of attack. Looked every bit of the 6'2" 235-pounds he listed at, and is a better player than his offer list suggests. West Virginia got a steal.

Chris King: The least heralded prospect of the group but impressed with touchdown grabs of 34 and 84 yards. DeMatha has a history of getting underrated players to the next level and King certainly fits that mold. The 6'4" wide out has good speed, hands and ball skills.

Good Counsel

Stefon Diggs: Other than his 62 punt return, Diggs was quiet for most of the day. He actually dropped the first pass thrown his way, but managed 3 receptions for 42 yards despite being a decoy. There is no doubt about Diggs deserving his five star ranking, but he'll need to add more physicality to his game in order to become a complete player.

Wes Brown: After starting the game off with a 3 yard touchdown run, Brown's carries tailed off and he failed to finish the game. An ankle injury has been bothering for him weeks, and it seemed to affect him on Saturday. In watching him on film and camp settings, he showed more of a burst and explosiveness to his game. I didn't see that Wes Brown this time around. It took him a while to reach top speed and even then he got caught from behind. This probably wasn't the best time to truly evaluate the four-star running back, so we'll give him a pass.

Dorian O'Daniel: This class of 2013 athlete carried the load once Wes Brown left the game. He has good speed and power, and had a team high with 3 touchdowns on just 14 carries (99 yards). The talk about O'Daniel centers around what position he'll play on the next level. His frame and attributes suggest that he could be a linebacker further down the line.

Kendall Fuller: This talented youngster impacted the game on both sides of the ball. His contributions on offense were needed, but his interception late in the fourth quarter just about sealed the win for Good Counsel. Fuller gave up a 34 yard pass completion for a touchdown in the first quarter, but rebounded quickly, showing the kind of psyche expected from a corner with his family lineage.

Others that stood out: Kirk Garner, Roderick Chungong, Reggie McGee, Marcel Ngachie

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