Badger Sports NJ 7-7 Tourney loaded w/talent

Rutgers University was the place to be Saturday for football enthusiast -- and so GBW was there! -- as more than 200 prospects came out to compete in the New Level Athletics east-coast 7-on-7 passing competition. While most of the top performers were already known commodities, there were a few under the radar types that shined as well.

Eric Williams Athlete Pennsbury, PA (Fairless)
Came into the event unknown, but left as a star. He played on "PA-2", a team comprised of kids from the city of Philadelphia. Williams was the most talked about player throughout the day, and deservedly so. He almost single handedly carried his team to the semi-finals before falling in overtime time to team "New York". He was a physical mismatch on both sides of the ball, dominating from the safety and receiver positions. Williams showed great closing speed on defense; he had several interceptions because of his ability to read and react so quickly to the ball. On offense, it was his ability to locate the football in the air, and go get it at its highest point. Williams plays a physical style of ball, which continues at the line of scrimmage and after the catch. Look for his recruitment to skyrocket. We have more coming on him soon.

Phillip Sims Quarterback Oscar Smith HS, VA
The trigger-man of a loaded Virginia team that failed to make it to the finals. Sims is the real deal; it easy to why he has close to 20 offers at this point in time. He has a strong arm, quick release, and showed touch when needed. I was really impressed with Sims' ability to fit the ball into tight spaces. Sims has calmness about him that lends to his teammates. Despite those tools, I don't see Sims as a dual threat guy. He's really more of a drop-back passer. He's more Jason Campbell than Donovan McNabb.

Travis Williams Linebacker Lake Taylor HS, VA
This versatile linebacker prospect was all over the field. Caught several passes on offense including a couple touchdowns. Defense is his forte, and it showed, as he locked up several wide-outs. Williams runs very well, and was fluid in his movements. This allowed him to run step for step with slot receivers throughout the day. Has a great frame, and freakish athleticism.

Silas Redd Running Back King & Low Heywood Thomas, CT
An explosive running back that can cut on a dime and explode in and out of cuts. He was the man for "Team Connecticut." Redd also worked out safety, a position he played pretty well due to his natural athletic ability. Although on defense he was out of position at times, he simply made plays when his team needed it. After watching him at this event however, it's clear to me that his future is on offense.

Billy Cosh Quarterback Arundel HS, MD
One could argue that he shouldn't take a backseat to Phillips Sims, but somebody has to. Cosh has a strong arm, great mechanics, and the ability to make his teammates better. He had no problem with the dink and dunk type completion, but when it was time for crucial first down, his passes were perfect. Cosh was truly the leader of a underwhelming "Team Maryland."

Aramide Olaniyan Linebacker Woodberry Forrest, VA
An outside linebacker with a ton of upside. He plays on the defensive line in high school, so it took him awhile to get comfortable with playing in space. He came on strong as the day progressed, getting his hands on a number of passes. Olaniyan is somewhat of a project, but one that you take because the reward outweighs the risk.

Anthony Williams Wide Receiver Fork Union Military Academy
A big target at 6'4" 180, he was the go to guy in the redzone for "Team Virginia." A quiet kid who ran excellent routes and easily created separation from defenders. Hunter's not a blazer, but he's a sure handed receiver.

Quentin Gause Linebacker Bishop Kearney, NY
Despite being only a sophomore (Class of 2011), he was the leader of "Team New York." Every time you looked around, he was fired up and making plays. Excellent agility, and the speed to stay with most running backs. At 6'1" 210, he's one to remember.

Juwann Wynn Safety Piscataway HS, NJ
The hometown kid put on a show early-on, he had two picks and dropped another. In the afternoon he wasn't as productive, but his performance is worth noting.

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