Western New York is not normally a hot bed of division one football talent. But 2014 could be the start of something exciting, and Syracuse the potential to benefit from the influx of talent. There are many prospects that should get division one looks.
Justin Noye: Speed and explosiveness are the two words that best describe the talented athlete from East High in Rochester (NY). He can do a bit of everything on the football field. He can throw, run, catch, and defend. Noye could be a division one prospect as a running back, receiver, or defensive back, but is most dangerous as a receiver. His size, speed, and quickness are a matchup nightmare for most corners.
Qadree Ollison: The strong running back from Canisius High in Buffalo (NY) was an under the radar prospect who has opened some eyes recently as his highlight tape was reviewed. Despite only holding one offer, Ollison's game packs a big punch. He has size, strength, and burst through the hole.
Joseph Gause: Gause is a talented receiver from athletic bloodlines. His brother, Quentin Gause, plays for Rutgers and was a 3-star prospect out of high school. Gause has a long frame, very good hands, and strong athleticism. He has the potential to be a productive receiver at the next level.
Jordan Blocker: Blocker has a large frame and is very strong. But his technique still needs some work. Likely a lower level division one prospect, he is still talented enough to play with some work.
Jacquis Webb: Webb is talented, big, and strong. He uses his frame to punish opposing defenders. Already holding three offers, including one from Rutgers, Webb's recruitment should pick up as he attends camps and shows his skills. He has a high ceiling if he works hard and continues to develop.
Joseph Foster: Another raw talent, Foster possesses strength and athleticism. He projects as a defensive linemen at the next level and is starting to receive interest from local schools like Rutgers. Foster is currently under the radar, but possesses high upside.
Godspower Ogide: Ogide has only been playing football for a couple of years. But his large 6-foot-10 frame combined with his raw athleticism is very intriguing. A project for sure, Ogide could develop into a very nice player down the road.
Myles Nicholas: One of the most talented, but underrated, prospects in the Rochester area is Irondequoit High product Myles Nicholas. He projects as an outside linebacker at the next level, but has strong instincts. He flies to the ball and is a very solid tackler. Nicholas will be a nice find for someone at the division one level.
Names to Remember
While most are not into the swing of recruiting for the 2016 class, there are a couple names to remember from the Rochester area. Daekwon Wilson is a running back who can do everything. He has quick feet, explosiveness, speed, and elusiveness. Pittsburgh is already showing interest.
Isaiah Brown is a defensive back who makes plays. He has a knack for the ball and makes plays. He has strong athleticism, footwork, and speed. He will gain notoriety as he gets more exposure.