This is a movement -- that's gradually starting to surface from the west coast to the east coast. A movement that involves extremely gifted 7th graders -- forgoing their 8th grade football season of youth football and making an early enrollment for high school. The pros on this early decision varies on your position and measurable but the rewards are far greater when you factor: early college exposure, possible verbal offers and the knowledge and experience gained for the next four years. That being said -- Miami-Dade County has three gifted student-athletes you "MUST KNOW" -- that's a part of the class of 2021 that could very well project as future high school All-Americans or Top 250 overall prospects in the country -- come their senior season of high school.
Florida City Razorbacks QB/ATH Torey "Scooter" Morrison (Middle Pictured)
Scooter football resume is long and remarkable. Before the start of the season. Morrison dominated his class (7th grade) at the Generation Nexxt Skills Challenge and was the clear-cut top quarterback. Due to his performance -- Morrison was moved up with the 8th graders and switched to wide receiver and made the elite 5 showcase group (Top 5 8th graders at QB, WR and DB). Morrison also turned heads clocking an electronically timed 4.9 40-yard dash. Morrison helped his (Pop Warner) Florida City Razorbacks Jr. Midgets team to the Sean Taylor Classic. On offense, he scored over 30 - all-purpose touchdowns and was responsible for 5 - Interceptions on defense. Morrison played both quarterback/cornerback for the FBU Dade All-Stars. He tossed four touchdown passes in the second half -- after being switched from cornerback. Morrison was named the starting quarterback for Generation Nexxt Dade 12U All-Stars and destroyed Broward County finest. He threw three touchdown passes to wide receivers (Cedarius Watts 2, Khalil Brantley 1) and took a 73 - yard touchdown keeper to-the-house. This off-season -- Morrison has already made an early enrollment-like impact at the high school level -- just without the equipment. He started for both his 15U 7v7 football team (Miami Immortals) and high school 7v7 team (Struggle Nation). Morrison captured three 15U 7on7 Tournament Championships and was named Most Valuable Player. He averaged three passing touchdowns per game and zero interceptions. At the high school level -- Morrison took 7v7 Nationally ranked Florida Fire into two overtimes -- as he threw four touchdowns and zero interceptions at the War Zone Tournament. While the cameras was primarily on high school nationally ranked prospects at the Pylon 7v7 Tournament -- the real headliner was 7th grade QB Torey "Scooter" Morrison. He tossed over 20 - touchdown passes and engineered his team deep into the playoffs before falling short. Morrison has enrolled into Somerset Academy Silver Palms, which is located in Homestead, FL. He's already working with the first team offense at quarterback. His high school debut will take place on May 26 vs. Doral Academy (Spring Game). Morrison will challenge two familiar faces as he will compete versus his 12U Dade All-Stars teammates: CB Timothy Burns Jr. & Khalil Brantley, who will also forgo their 8th grade year of youth football.
Gwen Cherry Bulls CB/ATH Timothy Burns Jr. (Left Pictured) Folks, you're looking at perhaps -- the premier cornerback in the country for the class of 2021. Burns Jr. has 5star written all over him and he's 4star at worst. He's a man amongst boys. I observed him as a 6th grader -- lock down a 8th grader. Last fall, Burns Jr. helped Gwen Cherry Bulls Jr. Midgets captured their second consecutive Pop Warner Division 1 Nat' Championship. He scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game and didn't allow a single touchdown nor a reception over ten yards on the season -- without safety help. Burns Jr. was also selected to the Generation Nexxt Dade 12U All-Stars team. He's now, enrolled at Doral Academy and has already earned the starting role at cornerback. The fire birds assistant coach told me, "Burns Jr. is already our best cornerback."
Gwen Cherry Bulls WR/ATH Khalil Brantley (Right Pictured) -- The 6-foot-1 wide receiver found the end zone nine times last fall lining up at both wide receiver and wildcat quarterback. He earned a spot on Generation Nexxt All-Star team and made a spectacular catch as he high pointed a beautiful thrown fade route from QB Torey "Scooter" Morrison. Last weekend, Brantley starting varsity scored his first high school touchdown as a 7th grader vs. Oxbridge Academy.