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School: Champagnat Catholic Lions
Ten years ago it was pretty rare for an 8th grader to be playing varsity Football, Sony Michel was an 8th grader that took High school football by storm in the Miami area. You could also say in the same breathe 10 years ago 8th graders weren’t receiving offers outside John David Booty who was the only exception to the rule. 2016 Jesus “ Zeus” Machado 8th grader who had an astounding season that most seniors would dream of as a 8th grader with 97 tackles, 12 sacks & 15 Tfl playing varsity. This star on the rise received his first offer last week from Nc State and within a week’s span West Virginia Coach Jajuan Seider decided to join the party and offer this phenom his 2nd offer. It’s clear that what has been a secret to some around the country Zeus has been making a name for himself since Youth Football as a Miami Gardens Ravens terrorizing opposing Qb’s. When you read this kids resume FSG 7TH grade Mvp, stand out Fbu Dade all star. With it being spring football time in Dade County more offers are certainly to come for Zeus who is looking stronger, faster & more comfortable. You notice watching Zeus this spring he has a grasp of the defense playing Lb & dropping in coverage as well as knowing what to expect from opposing offenses. This 2020 prospect has only scratched the surface on his potential as a defensive game changer. Champagnat Catholic staff has did an amazing job in helping & preparing this 8th grader for the transition to High School Football. With his 2nd offer in a week it’s safe to say the rest of College recruiters will be on notice visiting Champagnat Catholic and hard pressed to add to Jesus Machado College offer list.
“Zeus” is a pure pass rusher, and he has the potential to be very good at that at the High School level. His speed allows him to dominate the edge, and he couples that with a good burst and great technique.
He can simply out-quick the offensive tackle to the edge, and then he's extremely proficient at dipping his shoulder, turning the corner, locating the football and making a play.
Zeus is an extremely good pass rusher with natural instincts, but he also displays enough discipline and patience to be effective against the run. He shows the ability to take on an out block and close the gap, and he can also "two gap" a blocker, disengage and make the play.
His length will also help him against both the pass and the run. He's going to be hard to reach block, and he'll be able to get good separation