Future Stars Game (FSG) Tryouts – Top 7th Grade Performers
By Jerry Williamson Feb 22, 2015 - 8pm Eastern
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine wasn't the only main event that showcased top notch football prospects this past weekend. University School of Nova Southeastern University - featured the finest 7th grade football prospects throughout the state of Florida and just like the professionals - Participants was tested in the marquee event, 40-yard dash and lectured by professionals.
1) East Boynton Wildcats - WR - Jordan Cash: The Florida Youth Football League Phenom was everything as advertise. He was voted the FSG tryouts overall MVP by a landslide. In my opinion, he was the BEST wide receiver on all three grade levels (6th, 7th and 8th) at the tryouts and was the most explosive and accomplished route-runner. During 1-on-1's drills - Jordan put on a show. The 5-foot-5 wide receiver with 4.94 40-speed (Fastest 7th grader), excelled at running crisp routes and repeatedly baited defensive backs. He was a MAN among boys.
2) Liberty City Warriors - CB - Shemar Paul : Shemar was without question - FSG tryouts defensive MVP and clear-cut number one cornerback. During 1-on-1s, the tall and rangy cornerback was very fluid transitioning from his back-pedal to turn and cover while playing press coverage at the line of scrimmage. Being bless with top end speed and having long arms - made life difficult for wide receivers creating separation. During 3-on-3 drills, he lined-up at safety, displaying both instincts and range, breaking up several passes. Did you know? Last Saturday's event, was his 1st time ever lining up at cornerback.
3) Pembroke Pines Optimist - LB /DL/OL - Tyrique Owens: Tyrique stood out as he broke it down to show his technique, what impressed us most was his pure power, and brute force he had on every drill. Flying under the radar because of his hand being in the dirt on the line, Tyrique sketched his name on evaluation sheets because when he stood up is was apparent that he was the best true linebacker, in attendance.
4) East Boynton Wildcats - OL - Henry Bryant: Henry was named the FSG Tryouts - Offensive MVP. He's athletic that displayed strength, burst and power and plays through the whistle. For someone at the age of 12, impressed me with his balance and footwork and not to mention, his punch at the point of contact can stifle an opponent. Listen to these accolades for a big man. He was his park Heisman runner-up, team MVP, scored several times last fall on offense, at fullback and his uncle is Florida State University Lineman - Keith Bryant.
5) Lauderdale Lakes -DL - Bobby Washington: He dominated the competition. He has a thick body of a interior space-eater, but has the power and short-area quickness to collapse the pocket and get to the quarterback. Offensive lineman were driven backwards several times at the point of attack and he did fairly well getting his hands inside to the offensive lineman chest.
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6) Pembroke Pines Optimist - CB - Xavier Restrepo: Xaiver entered the event with a very long list of accolades. He's a physical cornerback that makes it his business to not allow wide receivers to get a clean release at the snap of the ball. During 3-on-3 drills he rerouted several wide receivers and displayed a high football IQ. He jumped a route in the flats intercepting a pass while in "Cover 2 Zone".
7) Miami Gardens Ravens - WR - Th'andris Freeman (FYFL): The FBU Regional MVP selection, stands 5-foot-7, 140lbs that's a big and strong athlete with extremely large hands. During 1-on-1's and 3-on-3's drills, he used his eye-catching leaping ability and strong hands to his advantage. He's not a burner, but excelled at both high-pointing and catching in traffic.