Recap: EFT and EdgyTim Showcase
Several new talents emerged, some as young as their freshman year and other prospects who came in with offers looked the part.
Allen Trieu – Jan 18, 2017
LINEMEN HONOR ROLL:
– Normal (Ill.) Community junior Marcellus Johnson impressed. He’s a lean kid right now (6-4, 240 pounds) but has good feet and athleticism, he just has to keep adding strength. Teammate Dalton Tevis, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end flashed edge ability as well.
– Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick’s Austin Glazier is a great sized kid who looked good in drills. While he did not win every one on one rep, he won several and showed the ability to play up and down the line, including center. His physical tools make him a kid who should get a lot of D1 looks.
– Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) defensive end Jeffrey Griffin played center for the Vikings last year, but showed edge rushing skills in a 6-foot-2, 240-pound body.
– Once again Isaiah Lee did very well at an event. The Nazareth Academy junior uses his hands well and won a majority of his one on ones.
– Of the young guys, one that flashed to us was Denver Warren (6-3, 282 pounds) from Aurora Christian, a freshman who has a chance to be a heavily recruited defensive tackle. Junior teammate Braxton Mayes, a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder, is another who won several reps.
– LaGrange (Ill.) Lyons Township’s Kevin Skonning, Batavia (Ill.) tackle Nolan Eike, Green Bay (Wis.) Prebble’s Ryan Possley and Morris (Ill.) Community’s Nathan Korte are other junior offensive linemen who had their moments in 1-1s.
– Other young guys who impressed: Matthew Keeler (2019, offensive tackle, Nazareth Academy), Emmett Cushing (2019, offensive lineman, Lyons Township), Kevin Kaufman (2019, guard, Highland Park), Brett Groves (2019, offensive tackle, Cary-Grove). On defense, DeAndre Johnson from Chicago Phillips is a sophomore who has a chance to be a D1 guy.