Scouting University School

After an overtime loss in the state title game a year ago University School is poised to accomplish that goal this season. Few teams, regardless of classification, are as talented as this one and they are the heavy favorite for the 3A title. Here is a look at their top prospects.


University is quickly becoming one of the top talent producing schools in the state. Gunnar Holcombe starts the D-1 talent at quarterback. An injury took away a lot of reps during his junior year, but he is having a strong senior campaign(65%, 24/7). At 6'3, he fits a more pro style scheme and has an accurate arm. He needs weight and experience, thus figures to need a red-shirt year at the next level. A number of schools are watching closely and Holcombe figures to take visits down the road. Next year Mike White is in line to take over. At 6'4, he should be a senior year riser for 2013.

Scarlett has a big-time future
Geoff Vogt,

At running back Jordan Scarlett has a chance to be special. The FRESHMEN looks like a senior at 5'10+, 185ish and is rumored to have world class speed. We could not confirm that Friday afternoon as he jogged his way to 168 yards on eight carries. We are quite certain he has that speed and can't wait to see him open it up. What can you say, a select few have it all as freshmen, Scarlett is one of those players this year. If he works and does all the right things, he is a potential five-star player down the road. Sophomore Lajuan Hunt is another player that figures to be a D-1 prospect at RB. At 5'9, 170. He has been the teams most consistent weapon.

It does not hurt to have at least four D-1 targets at wide receiver either. MacGarrett Kings has already committed to Michigan State. The 5'10, 185 pounder has successfully transitioned from running back to wide receiver and has 11 touchdowns already this year. He has a good combination of strength, quickness, and toughness which he uses to get loose. He will be a versatile play-maker at the next level. Junior Jordan Cunningham has a chance to be one of the state's top receivers next year. At 6'2 he has quality hands and a high game IQ. While he did not make a big play in this one, he was open several times and would have had easy scores. The faster he gets, the better the prospect he becomes.

Daniel Braverman holds D-1 offers because he is a no brainer to make plays. Likely to play in the slot at the next level, he just gets open, catches the football, and then hurts defenses after the catch. At 5'9+, 175 he is one of the fastest players on the team. Junior D.J. Taylor has not broken out yet........but he could at any time. He should start to get attention in the Spring.

Abraham Garcia was once regarded as one of the top linemen in the state. A lingering injury his junior year has caused some schools to hold off offering, but he is back on the field. In terms of size(6'5, 320) and athleticism, he has it. It will be interesting to see where he ends up visiting. Junior Jordan Budwig has the size schools look for, but still needs to work on his feet and bend. He figures to get recruited at OG during the next cycle.

Two players on the defensive side of the ball are in line to be national recruits. Junior defensive tackle

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