<a href="http://gavsv.com/fbsch/dispteam.php?team=eastha">East Hall</a> is a traditional basketball power that is going to make some noise on the football field this year as well. There are several players to keep an eye on at East
Hall this year.
I went to East Hall on Thursday to put a watch on several of their players. On a
gorgeous Thursday morning we went out on the track and put the kids through the
paces. The players ran two forty yard dashes in each direction, and a few
players showed the size and speed to get a look from college coaches as well.
The player with the most physical ability to shine on the next level is Keldrick
Coleman. Coleman is an excellent basketball player, but as a 6-2 and 200 pounds
pivot man, his best option for playing ball on the next level will be on the
gridiron. Coleman has a 39 inch vertical leap as measured at TheInsiders/MSL
Combine, and he ran a 4.65 forty for me on Thursday. He has an excellent
size/speed ratio for the college game.
Travis Stevens was another player that stood out at TheInsiders/MSL Combine. One
of the things I liked about him
besides his size at 6-4 and 220 pounds, was his
demeanor. When he lined up against the linebacker in the one on one drills, he
expected to beat them, and he did. He repped 185 24 times at MSL. He ran a 4.97
for me on the track, but he actually ran better than that on a slick surface at
East Hall has two underclassmen that are going to need to be watched as well.
Keith McClary is a rock solid 5-10 and 190 pound running back/linebacker. He is
going to be a member of the Class of '06. He ran 4.72 for me on
his coaches said that he makes plays all over the field.
Walter Hill is just an upcoming sophomore, but he is going to be the starting
quarterback. At 6-3 and 195 pounds, Hill has an excellent frame, and he is a
long striding 4.71 forty guy. He didn't look like he was moving that fast, and
then I'd look down at my watch and be surprised every time (he ran under 4.8
three times). Hill is only going to get bigger, stronger, and faster. It's hard
to believe he is only a freshman right now.
Marquez Jackson is a small receiver that is big on production. He is a point
guard for the basketball team, and he is quick out of his cuts.
East Hall has some good size and speed, and they have playmakers on both sides
of the ball. They have long been known as a basketball school, but there is
going to be some good football played in Gainesville this year as well.
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