Scouting Charlotte

Charlotte has been winning games for the last decade at a record pace. Last year they lost a pair of four-year starters in Mike Bellamy and Alex Mut, but again are one of the best teams on the west coast of Florida. Here is a look at their top prospects.

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Zack Hammond is handling the QB duties for the second year. The 6'3 senior showed more athleticism than expected and had some tremendous throws down the field. While he projects to be a drop-back passer, he certainly can buy time in the pocket and pick up yards scrambling. Hammond is on the radar at the D-1 level, he has a quality arm and is very accurate. He could fit into a number of different systems at the next level.


The Reynolds twins are one's to watch, Dwight in this photo
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Hammond has a plenty of quality targets including three brothers in Diarr Reynolds, Dwight Reynolds, and Dwayne Reynolds. At 6'3, Diarr is a senior tight end that can stretch the field and possesses quality hands. He blocks a bunch in this offense and does a good job. He needs to add some weight. Dwayne and Dwight are just sophomore twins, at 6'1+ they have all the athleticism, speed, and quickness that you look for. Both play both WR and S and they appear to be truly indentical twins. The sky is the limit for these two. Bellamy was a national recruit and these two have a chance to attract that type of attention.

Cody Waldrop's stock should be on the rise. He was straight nasty at Center fighting until the whistle and pushing guys around inside. He has added strength and we think he is clearly a D-1 prospect at the Center position. The son of the head coach, his technique is excellent. This is a player that has gotten better each year in high school and plenty of upside remains. Waldrop is sitting on a couple of D-1 offers.

The defensive line is stout as usual, Ian Bush is one player to keep an eye on. Thickly built, he has a good motor.

Davion Stuarts has been a starter for three years in this program at linebacker. At 6'0, 220 he fnds the football and finishes with punishing hits. Stuarts has played some RB as well this year showing the type of natural athlete that he is. While he may not have perfect length that colleges want at OLB, he certainly has the mobility and speed to play there. He reminds us a lot of Jeremiah George from a few years back that signed with Iowa State. Stuarts has a ton of experience.

Charlotte always has quality DBs and this year is no different. Junior Jordan Washington and senior Devin Oloruntola are both top tier players at CB. Both are physical kids that play the edge well and support the run. Neither allowed the Ft. Myers Wrs to get any separation. As mentioned the Safety spot is manned by one of the Reynolds twins.

This is a program that has been to the quarterfinals the past two years and has been winning a lot of games. The loss of Bellamy was huge, but it has made this offense more balanced. It would not surprise me at all if they make another run this season. Extremely well coached, disciplined team.


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