Midwest Elite 7v7: Michigan Prospect Report

Here is a quick recap of the top players who performed at the Midwest Elite 7v7 passing Tournament.

AVONDALE, Mich. – Midwest Elite 7v7 Passing Tournament brought out some of the top players in the region to showcase their talent before heading to the IMG National Championships in late June.

The headliner of today was Saginaw (Mich.) Heritage 2015 WR Brian Cole. The four-star talent lived up to his hype and some, as no cornerbacks were able to defend him one-on-one throughout the contest. His play making skills are outstanding, and he uses his size (6-2, 210-pounds) to go up and get the ball at its highest point. If you throw it up – he will go get it. He also played some safety and could play on the defensive side of the ball in college if he chose to.

Michigan QB 2015 QB commit Alex Malzone made a surprise visit and played for Michigan Elite. The future Wolverine dazzled all afternoon with his strong arm and accuracy. He made a couple laser throws down the middle of the field that went for instant scores. His team scored on every drive but one, and on that drive he threw an interception late in his fourth and final game. Besides the one mishap, Malzone looked sharp and U-M certainly got a good signal caller of the future.

Malzone's Michigan Elite and high school teammate, 2015 WR Grant Perry, made some nice catches downfield from Malzone. The two of them displayed chemistry that only high school teammates have on the field. Perry is fast and has sure hands, and had his fair share of touchdowns today, too.

Core 6 2015 WR Miles Boykin used every bit of his 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame throughout the day. He was simply a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. He also fast, athletic, and can jump with the best of them. He looks and compares to current Michigan WR Devin Funchess with their similar playing styles.

Boykin's Core 6 teammate, 2015 WR Flynn Nagel, made multiple plays downfield throughout the day. He project s more as a slot receiver at 5-foo-11, 185-pounds, but makes up for his height with his play making ability.

AWP 2015 DB Justin Tranquill was in impact player in the secondary. While he projects more as a safety, Tranquill played a ton of cornerback today and didn't skip a beat. He showcases good field awareness and always seems to be around the ball.

Chicago Boom 2016 QB Steven Frank saved his best game for last, when he help lead his team to win over Core 6 in last game. At 6-foot-4, 212-pounds, Frank possess a strong arm, with nice touch and displays nice leadership for a young quarterback. He is player a to watch in the coming months.


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