PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. -- It almost seems unfair to make a top 10 with all the talent that we had a chance to see on Saturday, but here is our list.
The PA Swag/IMG East Regional 7on7 brought more than 20 teams from
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland
to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School over the weekend.
Here is a closer look at the top ten performers from the event.
QB - David Sills (2015) Elkton (Md.) Christian Academy:
I will admit that when I first heard of USC offering a kid in eighth grade, I
figured it was a media stunt. After watching Sills in person, I have become a
believer. This kid is legit and arguably one of the better quarterback prospects
that I have seen come out of the East Region. He was unstoppable at this event
and had no trouble hitting all of his throws. He is still very young and the arm
strength will only improve, but it will be scary to see just how good he
can be by the time high school ends.
S/WR - Delando JohnsonBaltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall:
Johnson may be one of the most improved players we have watched this spring.
Last season, he was good but now he is bordering on elite level. Johnson was all
over the field and making plays from sideline to sideline. We lost count of his
interception total on Saturday. He has great instincts and such a great feel for
the game. He possesses an outstanding frame and is really starting to fill out his
CB - Jahmere Irvin-SillsElkton (Md.)
This was my first time seeing Irvin-Sills in person and he did not disappoint.
He loves to play bump and run and rarely do receivers separate from him. He's very
smooth and fluid, which takes you by surprise because of how well built he is. His
back pedal and his ability to open his hips and run with the receiver are as
good as it gets.
WR - Will Fuller
Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic: One name that will receive serious
consideration for a four-star ranking when the next update is done is Will
Fuller. Yes, he is skinny, but who cares? I always knew his hands were
ridiculously good, but he showed an ability to change gears and accelerate like
not many people can. He also showed that he is not afraid to come across the
middle of the field and catch passes in traffic. He plays with no fear. He was
almost knocked unconscious in the quarterfinals and came right back like nothing
CB - John Reid (2015) Philadelphia (Pa.)
St. Joseph's Prep:
I'll admit when Reid's coaches told me last weekend that he had offers as a
freshman, I was skeptical. Call me a believer now. If not for Irvin-Sills, I
would say Reid may have been the best cornerback at the event. He also likes to
be physical and will just wear a receiver down. He's mature beyond his years and really seems to understand the game. He never backed down from the competition,
despite being years younger than most of his opponents.
WR - Daikiel ShortsElkton (Md.) Christian Academy:
You can see that Shorts has not been a stranger to the weight room. He is built
like a thick running back but has the athleticism of a receiver. He was on the
receiving end of several scoring plays. He displayed great acceleration and the
ability to separate from a defender. Very good ball skills and concentration. He
came down with several jump balls.
S/ATH - Harry Randall (2014)Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills:
This was the second weekend in a row that Randall showed he is going to be a
very high-level prospect in the class of 2014. He is a tremendous athlete, who
played safety, wide receiver and quarterback when we watched him. Projects as a
college safety and should be a very good one. He is a very explosive athlete.
TE - Kenny BigelowElkton (Md.) Christian Academy:
I was torn on this pick between Bigelow and Class of 2014 quarterback Darius Wade from Middletown (Del.). I had to go with Bigelow, who is a five-star
defensive tackle. Bigelow could walk out of an NFL locker room and no one would
know that he wasn't on the team. Not many kids look the way he does as high
school juniors. He was very impressive running around catching passes and he is
much more agile than any human being should be at his size. Wade was very solid,
as he displayed pinpoint precision on the majority of his passes. He will
definitely be one to watch in next year's class.
WR - Chris Godwin (2014) Middletown
The Delaware team had an impressive run in the tournament, and the hands of
Godwin were a big reason why. He can make big plays on the deep balls, but he
seemed to be more at ease running crossing routes across the middle. He is very
sure-handed and we really never saw him drop a ball. He had no fear of defenders
in the middle of the field.
S/WR - Tyler BoydClairton (Pa.):
Boyd is the best small-school two-way player in the state and on Saturday he
showed why. Boyd made plays on both sides of the ball. He is a ball hawk in the
secondary and he can cover a lot of ground in a hurry. At receiver, he made
several big plays. Multiple times the talented athlete leaped over top of
defenders and came down with the ball.
Lichtenfels is in his 8th year with Scout.com and has developed into one of the most respected scouts in the business.