September 2010 Edition
- RB Deangelo Henderson (Summerville High School) The 5'8 195 pounder we knew was going to be a force to reckon with in 2011 but he has exploded to start his senior season.
Already well over 1100 yards on the season Henderson is making things a lot easier for legendary Summerville head coach John McKissick. Right now Henderson has 1184 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns for the Green Wave. While Henderson doesn't hold any offers to date expect that to change soon. Henderson has emerged as a team leader with his actions on and off the field. He credits his teammates for his continued success and he's all about helping his team to continue their winning ways. Word is he's going to get showered with a lot more attention once he gets a qualifying score. Size may worry some schools but Henderson has been durable throughout his career and has improved each season for the Green Wave. Playing AAAA ball against some of South Carolina's top teams and prospects should also alleviate any issues potential colleges may have.
Summerville High School
- RB Dawan Scott (Irmo High School) Scott is another prospect who we knew about late last season as he filled in admirably for current North Carolina State freshman standout RB Mustafa Greene. It has been Scott's turn to shine after sitting for the most part the past two seasons behind Greene and he's made the very most of his opportunity.
So far in 2010 Scott has been on a torrid pace just like the aforementioned Henderson. With 1283 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns through 6 games Scott is making a name for himself. Schools are starting to take notice as he's already hearing from a number of regional schools and a few other mid-majors already. Scott reports a 3.1 GPA in the classroom and will be taking his SAT this coming weekend. Once a qualifying score is obtained you can expect Scott to shoot to near the top of a lot of mid-major programs and the offers to start rolling in. At 6'1 175 pounds he's got plenty of room to grow on the college level with another possible 20 pounds to his frame. 2,000 yards is his goal for his senior season and it appears Scott is well on his way to that mark right now.
Irmo High School
- QB Capers Williamson (Wade Hampton High School) We know a totally new name to most recruiting fans here in the Palmetto State. At the moment Williamson is in the top five as far as passing yards are concerned. Add the fact that he's a towering 6'7 and colleges will want to take a long hard look at the Wade Hampton signal caller. He may be slight in terms of his frame but he's worked hard the past two offseasons to get where he's at now.
Williamson has been impressive leading the Generals to an undefeated season so far heading into a major showdown with Greenville this coming Friday. Since we saw him initially he's drastically improved his arm strength and accuracy. We realized some of his early issues were due to a smaller offensive line that didn't allow him much time to set his feet and fire the ball but the spread offense that Wade Hampton has implemented has been a point producing machine so far. He's been able to manage the Generals well and is enjoying his finest season to date for Coach Kent Haltiwanger's squad. It will be interesting to see what kind of interest he creates heading into region play as his season rolls on. We will have an update with Williamson later on this week as well as his junior season highlights.
Wade Hampton High School
- ATH/QB DeEdward Burris (Gaffney High School) Burris is another prospect who was on our radar last season. He lines up at quarterback for the Indians and understandably so. Some have mentioned him in the same breathe as former Greenwood High and Appalachian State star Armanti Edwards. Burris isn't quite that dynamic in the open field but he's a great athlete who knows how to win.
The 2011 prospect has been the catalyst for Coach Dan Jones team so far this season. Teams aren't certain what to do as Burris has been able to beat teams with both his arm and feet. Leading Gaffney to big time victories over AAAA powerhouse Byrnes and AAA powerhouse Greenville in consecutive weeks has helped shine more light on DeEdward's talents. We're projecting him as a wide receiver on the next level but the 6'0 178 pounder has serious skills with the ball in his hands. He's adept at scrambling away from defenders in the pocket allowing his receivers more time to find openings and we've talked with a few opposing head coaches who said Burris was the top prospect they've seen this year and should be playing on Saturdays next year. We'll have more with Burris in the near future so stay tuned for the very latest regarding his recruitment.
Gaffney High School
- WR/ATH DaRon Dickey (Berea High School) Lining up at quarterback for the Bulldogs Dickey, like Burris (above), gives his team options under center. The two are similar in their style of play as to what they are effective at for the teams. Dickey has helped Berea's program off to a fast 4-1 start in 2010 and his success on the field has been paramount for their program. A number of regional schools from the Southern Conference are already recruiting him. The coaching staff reports an offer already from Western Carolina. Dickey is also a strong performer in the classroom taking AP courses and as a member of the National Honor Society.