Team239 Ready for Bradenton

Prospects from across the state of Florida will make their way to Bradenton this weekend for the IMG Madden 7on7 tournament. Team239 will be representing Southwest Florida, here is a look at the team.

At quarterback Kurt Benkert will get the majority of the snaps. The 6'3 pro style QB has a terrific arm and is a student of the game. Benkert does an excellent job of reading the field and should be one of the best QBs at the event. Backing him up will be Tyler Douglas. Douglas is likely to be recruited to play a different position(DB or WR) and that is where he will play the most, but spread teams might be intrigued by his upside down the road at QB.

At running back, T.J. Johnson is as fast as any player in the country. The 5'7 speedster is a game changer on both sides of the ball and a threat to score every time he touches it. Guillermo Hernandez is as steady as they come. A terrific athlete, the sophomore makes all the plays he should and some that he shouldn't.

Johnell Barnes, Ryeshene Bronson, Mike Heuerman, Alex Dejesus, Kendrick Mouton, and Jimmy Bayes complete the receiver group. Barnes is exceptional on both sides of the ball and this should be his break-out party on a national level. Ultra quick and elusive, he is as competitive as they come. Bronson is just a sophomore, but his ceiling is extremely high. Silky smooth at 6'3, he is starting to play like a big receiver. Heuerman is one of the most coveted tight end's in the country, he will use his size and speed to work the middle the of the field. Dejesus brings max effort and plays like a no. 1 receiver, he wants the football. Mouton brings more speed while Bayes checks in at 6'4 for another tall option.

Defensively it starts with national cornerback Mackensie Alexander. Scout's no. 3 ranked corner will be on an island all weekend against the best in the state----and that is the way he wants it.

Another national prospect is Jayron Kearse. He will play offense at wide receiver and defense at linebacker and safety. The 6'4, 200 pounder is as good as they come. Truly an elite level talent.

Eric Westor, Kenny Bishop, Justin Hutchins, Taize Battle, and Joe Williams, and Vincent Green round out the defensive backfield. Wester is a combo DB with a high ceiling. Bishop is displaying the ability to play CB, something colleges will be anxious to see in the Spring. Green is a 4.3 kid that is just coming into his own. Williams and Battle are sophomore's and players that will be recruited a year from today.

There is a long list of alums of this team including Sammy Watkins, Aaron Lynch, Jaylen Watkins, Tre Boston, and Tyreece Jiles. This team looks to have plenty of star power.

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