Two at Osceola look impressive

Osceola, one of the best teams in all of central Florida this year, won its district championship with a 28-0 win here. Osceola is led by two of the top prospects in the greater Orlando area in the 2013 class – running back Stafon McCray and defensive back Hassan Childs. Both players were very impressive in this game.

McCray ran for just over 100 yards and two scores. At 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, he has enough size and toughness to get a lot of his yards between the tackles. He's a downhill runner who has as much ability to run you over as he does making you miss. He initiates contact and that should help his game translate well to the college level. He has enough wiggle to his game to make people miss but his game is more geared to go between the tackles and to move the chains. He lacks breakaway speed to really take his game to another level and doesn't offer much as a pass-catcher in the receiving game. Still, he's one of the best running backs in the area and is considering several Division 1 offers – Marshall, Memphis, Iowa State, FIU, Ohio, and Cincinnati are some of them.

Childs is one of the top defensive backs in the Orlando area. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he plays cornerback and does a nice job of shutting down his side of the field. He plays safety times, too, and could end up playing there at the college level. He has good football instincts, he's physical for his size, and seems to be around the ball a lot. He likely lacks great foot speed to play cornerback at the major college level so he'll have to bulk up some before being ready to play safety. He projects best as a free safety, as he has excellent ball skills. He plays some wide receiver on offense and is also a dangerous punt returner. He's arguably the best overall player on the field. Childs made a summer commitment to North Carolina State but is still getting recent offers from schools like Purdue, Indiana, and others.


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