Crete-Monee went to 6-0 with a win over Chicago Bloom (4-2) on Saturday. Fox Sports NEXT was there to check out some of Crete's top prospects, including senior receiver Laquon Treadwell, junior linebacker Nyles Morgan and others.
We knew Treadwell was big (6'2, 190) and had great hands, but he's more of a complete receiver than he was last year. He has good feet and change of direction for a bigger guy and showed impressive open field elusiveness. He may not be a true burner, but he has good speed and can create separation. He showed what he can do when the ball is in the air, going up and making grabs over top of defenders on several plays. He also showed that he was not only a willing, but more than capable blocker. He is strong, gives great effort in that department and regularly physically overwhelmed opposing defensive backs.
Morgan has good length and a good frame. He can really run too. He gets to the football quickly and ran down a lot of plays that others wouldn't get to. I'd like to see him get stronger, and he also has to play a little more under control at times, but his footspeed, aggressiveness and ability to drop into coverage makes him a guy who could fit into a variety of roles and systems.
Lenoir had a good game, making several big plays for Crete in the passing game as well as in the return game. He's a smooth kid, good athlete who runs nice routes and has some wiggle after the catch. He's not a pure speedster, but he gets himself open, catches the ball well and has a knack for making plays. It's not out of a question a late D1 offer comes, but I think he'd be a great pickup for an FCS or D2 school.
Soph - 2015
Great size (6'4, 185) for a young guy. Wasn't really tested in coverage in this game, but was willing to come up and lay some big hits, one which ended up knocking him and the ball carrier out of the game.
Sr. - 2013
Good solid player who throws it with good touch and can throw on the run. Should find a home at a lower level school.
Jr. - 2014
Good player who did a nice job in coverage as well as coming up and supporting the run. Will need to show he has the speed needed for the position this summer at camps.