NFL 7on7: Top Ten Performers

The NFL high school 7on7 was held this past weekend in Cleveland, and all 32 cities were represented at the event. Several top performers were on hand, including many holding BCS offers, such as Notre Dame commit Jonathan Bonner (pictured). Who else stood out at the two-day event?

Team Detroit defeated Team Miami to win the NFL High School 7on7 this past weekend in Cleveland. There were several outstanding individual performers.

Leonard Fournette. New Orleans St. Augustine. Tailback. Although his value doesn't really shine in 7on7 and we would rather see Fournette running people over in real football, it was fun watching a 6-foot-2, 227-pound, free safety in action. His size, speed, athletic ability and passion for the game was evident all weekend, and it's easy to see why he is one of the top recruits in America. Passes the look test with ease. Stated he has an upcoming unofficial visit to Michigan coming this month.

Trayon Gray. Miami Carol City. Quarterback/Wide receiver. Committed to Miami and mentioned he could be playing wide receiver or quarterback for the Canes. Played quarterback exclusively in the 7on7, and showed a powerful, accurate arm. Was the overall MVP of the event, and saw his team come up just short in the championship game. Certainly looked the part of a Division-I quarterback this past weekend, and impressed with his talent and leadership.

Preston Williams. Lovejoy (GA). Wide receiver. A top 2015 prospect, Williams missed his sophomore year with an injury, yet he still has attracted offers from the likes of Tennessee, Florida State, Alabama and others. Williams is 6-foot-5, 190-pounds, and can run which makes him an attractive target in the passing game. He was a tough cover all week long and also played safety for his team. One to watch in the junior class.

Jonathan Bonner. St. Louis Parkway Central. Defensive end. Earned a Notre Dame offer with a great camp performance, and committed instantly to the Fighting Irish. Bonner will play defensive end/linebacker at Notre Dame, but impressed at tight end in the 7on7 action. Good size and speed combination, and a leader on his 7on7 team make Bonner an attractive recruit. There was a lot to like about this kid.

Eric Glover-Williams. Canton McKinley. Slot receiver. One of the top 2015 prospects in Ohio, the high school quarterback showed why he is being recruited as a slot receiver for the next level. Showed incredible speed and cutting ability in 7on7, as well as the ability to make tough catches. Holds offers from the likes of Ohio State, West Virginia, Michigan State and Tennessee.

David Carlisle. Frederick County (MD) Oakdale. Wide receiver. An under-the-radar wideout from Maryland, Carlisle is a 6-foot-3, 190-pound, athlete that showed excellent hands and athletic ability. Plays at a relatively new high school after a transfer, and only holds one offer (William and Mary) at this time. Could blow up as a senior and add Division-I offers. Was a tough cover at the event, especially in the red zone.

Anders Hill. Boulder Fairview. Quarterback. Led his Bronco team into the semi-finals, showing a live arm with excellent accuracy. Hill holds offers from Montana and Harvard, but looked the part of a player that could earn more offers as a senior. Good size at 6-foot-4, 210-pounds.

Carlo Kemp. Boulder Fairview. Linebacker/Defensive end. A 2016 prospect to watch, Kemp started as a freshman last season. He moved exceptionally well for a sophomore-to-be, and has great size at 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. The nephew of Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, and a player that has a chance to be a star in the future. Impressive size/speed combination. Listed Notre Dame and Ohio State as favorite schools at this time.

Brett Siebenshuh. St. Charles (MO) Francis Howell. Quarterback. If Gray wasn't the most impressive quarterback all weekend, then the unheralded Siebenshuh was. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound, pocket passer possesses a rocket for an arm and delivers the football accurately and on time. Backed up his older brother as a sophomore and missed his junior season with an injury. Siebenshuh could blow up as a senior and earn Division-I offers, because he is the classic drop-back passer certain schools are looking for. Definitely a senior to watch this coming season in Missouri.

Brian Cole. Saginaw Heritage. Wide receiver/Safety. Starred on both sides of the football, and was the top underclass wide receiver along with Preston Williams. Cole holds offers from the likes of Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Tennessee, and the 2015 prospect showed why game after game. Has a size/speed combination and the ability to go up to get the football that makes him a natural wide receiver.


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