Justin Madubuike is listed as a defensive end just about everywhere. And he probably would be one at the next level if he were playing at a college this fall.
He’s not, though. He’s only going to be a senior in high school this season and even if he kicks outside to play this season (he lined up inside as a junior), I think he is likely to grow into an interior player and a very good one at that.
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On the first day of The Opening, I saw Kyle Davis and I thought he was a linebacker. I did a double take when I checked the roster and realized that it was a him and he was a receiver.
Davis looks like Tarzan and plays like Tarzan’s older brother. He dominated The Opening and was named the MVP of it for a reason. All it did was back up what was already there on film. He’s the best receiver in the nation.
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The “Tight End U” label for Notre Dame has proven to be pretty accurate and the tradition at the position looks like it will continue with their latest commitment, 2017 tight end Brock Wright.
Wright is the top ranked tight end from the class right now and it’s easy to see why. He would be a top five tight end right now for the 2016 cycle and is a big time pickup for Notre Dame.
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Colorado seems to have a few blue chips come out of the state every year and this year the top player is defensive end Carlo Kemp.
He is a pretty good athlete at his size, but he is an even better football player and that’s why he has offers from Michigan and Notre Dame in addition to schools in the Pac-12.
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Nick Starkel is one of the many Elite 11 quarterbacks this year who isn’t exactly a high profile recruit. He didn’t have a boatload of offers before he committed to Oklahoma State back in April, but now he has the last laugh and is headed to Oregon for the Elite 11 finals.
He has some intriguing traits that should translate well to the Cowboys offense.
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Thank goodness that Google remembers previous searches because remembering how to properly spell the name Elysee Mbem-Bosse is not an easy task. It’s about as easy as a fullback trying to run iso at Mbem-Bosse. (It’s difficult.)
Mbem-Bosse is a throwback, physical inside linebacker that plays downhill. He has the tools to be an outstanding run defender at the next level.
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The top wide receiver prospects in the nation all seem to have one thing in common: they move differently than everybody else. They have a different level of speed and ability to cut that’s better than the players below them.
I see those uncommon traits that the top ranked receivers have in new Notre Dame commit Kevin Stepherson. I’m completely stumped as to why he is so underrated, but I have a feeling that won’t last forever. His commitment to Notre Dame will hopefully open up some eyes to him because there is a reason he had offers from schools like LSU and Florida as well. He’s a really good prospect and Notre Dame is getting a steal in my opinion.
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I watched Marquez Callaway‘s junior film and I was a little underwhelmed to be perfectly honest. He certainly looked like a very good prospect, but I was hoping for a bit more.
His sophomore film is a different story. He made a ton of plays and part of the reason was the position he primarily played that season. He is an athlete to projects well to multiple positions, but one in particular really stands out for him to have the highest ceiling.
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A couple of months ago, not many college football fans that follow recruiting had heard of Chase Claypool. Heck, not many college football coaches had heard of him either.
He has gone from unknown to possibly the top prospect out of Canada in a short amount of time and it’s easy to see why. He is an impressive physical specimen at his age and could project at several positions at the next level.
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Scheme fit is a constant point of emphasis to me when it comes to evaluating recruits. One prospect may be an All-American caliber of player in one scheme and he may be someone who isn’t suited to start in another.
JoeJuan Williams is someone who can fit in multiple schemes, but at different positions. He can play corner, but likely only in a defense that asks him to play a lot of press. He could be free safety in one that doesn’t. He’ll find the right fit for him and he has the potential to be a great player in the secondary for some lucky college football program.
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