Nike 7-on-7 Observations

Nike 7-on-7 Observations

Peter Ariz
**The best player at today's event in my opinion was Monarch's Shawn Burgess-Becker. He has all the physical tools and produces like a 5-star talent should. He was doing it all today from the receiver spot: beating defenders deep, catching passes across the middle, winning jump balls. His versatility is what really struck me because it's not very often you see prospects his size that are able to do more than just go deep. He uses his body very well to position himself in traffic and catches the ball with his hands away from his body. The scary thing about him is that he did not play any receiver until this Spring, which shows he still has room to grow.

**Two Champagnat Catholic prospects really caught my eye. The first was safety Michael Johnson, who impresses me more and more each time I see him. The Louisville commit has great size (6'2", 190) with long arms and good range. He has wide shoulders and will continue to grow into his body the next few years. He will look like an NFL safety in two years. I think Miami is making a mistake by not offering him. The other CC prospect that jumped out at me was 2016 WR Darnell Solomon. The 6'2", 180-lb rising sophomore nicknamed "Megatron" will be a 15+ offer recruit by the end of his sophomore season. Him and Sam Bruce are in a class by themselves for the 2016 WR class.

**One of the more encouraging things I saw today was Booker T. Washington QB Treon Harris' size. You can tell he has been putting in major work in the weight room. If he decided to play corner in college, it would be a seamless transition from a size standpoint. There's a stigma with him that he doesn't have "elite speed", but the more I see him, the more I think people are sleeping on him as an athlete. He has run a 4.48 laser-timed 40 and as I mentioned the size is there as well.

**I was able to watch new commit Ryan Mayes at Al Golden camp last weekend and he was very good in one-on-ones. After seeing more of him today, I look at him more as a safety than a corner. Canes fans might not like this comparison, but he reminds me of Kacy Rodgers as a prospect. Mayes has a physical build that I feel would be better suited at safety. I'm not sure he has the foot speed to be a full-time corner at Miami.

**A kid that surprised me was 2015 Monarch CB Ronnie Hoggins. The only thing holding him back from being a big name right now is his size (5'9"), but I expect him to take off as more people see him play. He showed great ball skills and made the catch of the day with a one-hander in the back of the endzone while falling down. He has good hips and quickness as well.

**I was chatting with a father of a Central player, who told me that South Florida is making a very strong push with Trevor Darling and he would not be surprised to see him wind up there. This was interesting because it wasn't something I had previously heard, but the source was reliable and I wouldn't put it past former Central coach Telly Lockette to pull one of his former players. Just something to keep an eye on.

**Canes Basketball player DeAndre Burnett was in attendance to support his brother Dalvin Cook.

**Former Cane/Current Pittsburgh Steeler Demarcus Van Dyke was out there. Miami Northwestern Head Coach Stephen Field introduced Van Dyke to Michael Smith and the two shared a brief conversation.
 

Comments (28)

If you care about a kid, how could ask him to choose usif over miami.

I guess that is his job to recruit.
 
I think Darling sticks because of the opportunity that's here at UM being so big that he can't say no
 
Salomon has a chance to be a top 5 WR in the country in 2016. Salomon has great size already 6-2 1/2 180 and has great speed and is working hard in the weight room everyday. Salomon reminds me of AJ Green everyday.
 
Dam I wish we cud have hired Telley to fill some position.
 
Salomon has a chance to be a top 5 WR in the country in 2016. Salomon has great size already 6-2 1/2 180 and has great speed and is working hard in the weight room everyday. Salomon reminds me of AJ Green everyday.

Good comparison
 
Why would Trevor Darling end up at South Florida?? Why would coach Lockette steer him that way and away from the U? Is there something brewing?
 
After I saw Shawn Burgess-Becker at the 7 on 7 tournament in Bradenton I was convinced he is a 5 star, Peter got a glimpse of him today and agreed as well.
 
if there is one player i would put money on in this class is darling
 
I don't like the sound of those comments about Darling. I thought he was all Cane.
 
I don't like the sound of those comments about Darling. I thought he was all Cane.

If there's one player you don't worry over it's Darling and this just looks like he loves his old coach and wants to show him respect here but to get worried? Hell no
 
Another Kacy Rodgers. Ouch.

I wouldn't worry about Darling.
 
The father of the central player has not the slightest idea of what's going on. There's not even the slightest chance he ends up anywhere other than Miami. He will be in Coral Gables come January after the All star games have been played.
 
The father of the central player has not the slightest idea of what's going on. There's not even the slightest chance he ends up anywhere other than Miami. He will be in Coral Gables come January after the All star games have been played.

I agree and don't see him anywhere other than Miami. I was just passing along what somebody had told me.
 
If Darling bailed on us for anyone, let alone USF, I'm giving up recruiting. No way.
 
When it comes to USF, someone needs to be like buddy from The Boondock Saints cause that program is going nowhere. Where they going? NOWHERE! That's all Darling needs to know.


I would feel better about the Kacy Rodgers comparison if you said, "but he can hit." Kacy is always in the right spot and all that, but then he just whiffs, gets ran over, or just fucks it up in general. So hopefully there's a caveat in there or something. Kacy had potential, he just could never finish.
 

2021 Commits

S
6'5"
220
Fort Lauderdale, FL
DT
6'4"
255
Miami, FL
OG
6'2"
295
Miami, FL
DT
6'4"
290
Miami, FL
WR
5'9"
190
Miami, FL
DE
6'5"
210
Miami, FL
WR
6'2"
180
Miami, FL
RB
6'0"
225
Hollywood, FL
TE
6'4"
210
Frisco, TX
STR
6'3"
190
Melbourne Senior, FL

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