Gibbons vs. Northeast Prospect Report

On Thursday night Cardinal Gibbons went to neighborhood rival Northeast for a non-district game. Northeast jumped out early to a 22-6 lead at the half, but Gibbons rallied with three unanswered scores. Northeast drove the field to get first and goal from about the 10, but the Chief defense held and Gibbons moved to 3-1 on the year. Here is a look at how some prospects did.

Chris Rapka, QB Cardinal Gibbons: The senior waited his turn to start and is now taking advantage. Rapka has the height (6'3) and accuracy that colleges are looking for. He started slow, but the second half rally was due to some key reads and key throws by Chris. He will need to continue to develop mentally, but things appeared to start to click. We look for a strong second half of the season from Chris.

Shawn Corker, WR Cardinal Gibbons: The Texas Tech commit dropped some balls tonight, but he also made some plays. Physically he showed the ability to create separation and quickness in and out of cuts. With Dareyon Chance out with an injury, they looked even more to Shawn tonight. He made a great play at a key moment splitting a couple of defenders and getting down the sideline. He is a tough player, not afraid of contact and going over the middle of the field.

Tim Burton, CB Cardinal Gibbons: The junior showed why he is on the radar for 2011 already. He housed a kickoff, but it was called back due to penalty. He has the athleticism, speed, and quickness, if he adds an inch or two he will bring plus size to the table. He is one to keep an eye on.

Bobby Hart, OL Cardinal Gibbons: The 2011 OL prospect did not play due to injury.

Potential star of the future: 2012 LB Erick Hallmon.

Bryant Dubose, DE Northeast: The 2011 prospect made some impact plays in this one. He probably recorded 2-3 sacks and at least 5-6 more pressures. He stands up at DE so he will need to learn some technique down the road. His athleticism, size, and quick first step make him one of the top DE prospects in the state for next year. He's very close to taking over the game, when he starts to get a better feel for where the ball is, watch out, he will have the potential to be in on every play.

Tyrell King, S Northeast: He has always been a stand out athlete, he is starting to become a football player. At 6'2, 180 he will get in there and hit, King has found a home at SS. He has improved immensely in space vs. the pass, there is still work to do, but he is playing his way into D-1 right now.

Audrey Woodson, RB/ATH Northeast: Woodson busted a beautiful TD run where he showed that make you miss open field ability he is known for. Tough runner. He lacks great height, what he has is acceleration and excellent feet. He probably should stay on the offensive side of the ball at the next level, perhaps as a slot WR or third down type back.

D.J. Francis, CB Northeast: Francis should probably slide over to S at the next level. He has elite size at the CB spot, but lacks some of the raw athleticism necessary to excel in college. He will need to get bigger and stronger, but his cover skills should be a real asset at S.


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