NLA Houston: Quick Observations

FOX Sports NEXT has a few notes on the Next Level Athlete Video Showcase from Houston, Texas.

QBs Slingin…
There were a good number of quarterbacks in attendance and more than a few caught our attention. For starters, Sugar Land Austin quarterback Sean Aboderin was impressive. He was able to make a variety of throws, even in cases where there was a busted route or his receiver was being mauled by bad press coverage. 

There was one play on a 15-yard out where Aboderin delivered a strike, low and away where only his receiver could make the play. That was one that stood out for sure. Right now, it seems like Rice and UCLA are the most interested in the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Aboderin, but look for more interest to come this spring when coaches get to see him in person. Speaking of athletic ability, Cy Ranch quarterback Cole Martin looked good as well. He is one to keep an eye on this spring.

Remember Two Letters…
Another interesting prospect in 2015 Kinkaid quarterback J.T. Granato, who had interest coming his way the spring before his varsity season. Accuracy will be his calling card for the 6-foot-2, 210-pound athlete, the trait that will attract a number of coaches. So far LSU, Houston and Northwestern are showing some interest. While on the subject of 2015 guys, Westbury Christian linebacker Josh Flowers, who has played varsity ball since his freshman year, showed an ability to play well in coverage. He too is already hearing from some heavy-hitter programs.

Big Man on Campus
It just so happen that one of the biggest athletes at the combine was a member of the football team at the host school. Kinkaid wide receiver Mavin Saunders was easily one who stood out from the pack. Physically, he looks like a college receiver now and his game is pretty good too. Mississippi State and Florida State have offered and soon many more will likely come.

Speaking of passing the eyeball test, Humble (TX) Summer Creek running back Jordan Braden has clearly been prepping his body for his high school position at running back. Physically, he looks more like he is pushing the 200-pound mark. He is hearing Louisiana-Lafayette and Houston at the moment.

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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