Schiano Shootout Attendance - II

The 2007 version of the Shootout bearing the name of the National Coach of The Year - Greg Schiano - attracted just under 80 squads. There were some new names that have surfaced and some names we've all become familiar with during the last few months. Let's take a second, and final look at who was on hand.

Brandon Harris, by way of Booker T. Washington [FL] was a playmaker offensively and defensively in the Greg Schiano Shootout. Though he ran a smooth 40-yard dash on the opening day of the Rutgers Football Camp, he timed at just over a 4.7 seconds. Nevertheless, football speed and the ability to make plays is what makes Harris stand out.

Janoris Jenkins, by way of Pahokee HS [FL], stands at 5'10" and 170-pounds, holds a number of written offers and could be the answer to Rutgers' lockdown corner needs for a number of years should he decide to don Scarlet.

Martavious Odoms, a 5-foot-8 and 170-pounder by way of tradition-laden Pahokee [FL] did not participate in the Greg Schiano Shootout. 

Rutgers commitment Eric LeGrand in front of the statue commemorating the first game of intercollegiate college football.

Will Hill, by way of St. Peter's Prep [NJ] steps back in coverage.

Although he was turned around on this play, Hill overwhelms the opposing WR and brings down the INT.

Hill performed impressively although his squad fell in the preliminary rounds and a clash between powers Booker T. and St. Peter's Prep was not in the offing on this day.

Marcus Robinson, by way of Homestead HS [FL], is a gifted physical specimen that is one of the most coveted defensive players in the nation.

Coach Franklin, Homestead HS Offensive Line Coach made the trip to New Jersey.  SOR conducted a video interview with Coach Franklin who had been coaching Rutgers All-America DL Eric Foster prior to his high school days.

Brandon Harris eyes the ball and reels it in as Booker T. scores again in early round competition.

Harris sticks to a defender at the line of scrimmage (LOS). One thing to notice about most, if not all, FL players, is that they play tight at the LOS, rarely giving any initial space to the opposition.

Melvin Harris, by way of John F. Kennedy HS [MD], was a playmaker throughout the early rounds and helped lead his squad all the way to the Final four of the Schiano Shootout.

Harris, after the game-winning play that sealed the win over East Orange HS, in undoubtedly the most competitive game of the entire competition.

The Texas Bowl Championship Trophy, situated proudly in the Hale Center lobby.


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