Scouting Fork Union
Kelcy Quarles
Kelcy Quarles
millers@scout.com
Posted Oct 12, 2010


After watching three games from this season, Scout.com takes a look at one of the most talented Fork Union post-grad teams in memory with ten players already committed to schools around the country.

Size: 6-2/208 | | #2/27 OLB | Watch Video
Quick Take: The athleticism is obvious just by watching his speed and acceleration on kick returns and when he can pin his ears back going vertically for the football. He is still in the transition stage as he moves from defensive end to a full-time linebacker in college but the work-in-progress shows very good potential.
Recruiting: Committed to South Carolina.

Size: 6-4/214 | | #3 OLB | Watch Video
Quick Take: Playing an outside linebacker role, appears maybe an inch shorter than his listed 6-4, but he is still overall very long and has an excellent frame to add weight to become a defensive end. Also best at pass-rushing, but has the awareness to be effective against the run.


Size: 6-1/168 | | #8 WR | Watch Video
Quick Take: Plays much bigger than his listed size, he is very physical coming off the line and runs good routes with some savvy moves to get some extra cushion from defenders. Not going to be a burner but certainly knows how to move the chains.
Recruiting: Committed to Temple.

Size: 5-11/220 | | #9 MLB | Watch Video
Quick Take: The younger brother of Baltimore Ravens veteran tight end L.J. Smith, Nate may not have the same height of his brother but plays with a motor that never stops, loves to hit, and is very good at filling his gaps to make the stop.
Recruiting: Committed to Temple.

Size: 6-0/178 | | #10 WR | Watch Video
Quick Take: A smoother receiver, Cheeseboro is more of a finesse catcher with good routes and hands then explodes upfield. Not very physical after catching the ball and underran a couple routes on third down, but could be a very good receiver down the road.
Recruiting: Committed to Maryland.

Size: 6-4/255 | | #11 DE | Watch Video
Quick Take: Good blend of quickness and strength for a player who is still very lean at a listed weight of 255 pounds. Active and long with his arms and hands, knows how to disengage from his blocker and make the play. Just want to see more consistency from his footwork.
Recruiting: Committed to Temple.

Size: 5-11/201 | | #12 S | Watch Video
Quick Take: Becoming a full-time safety has certainly helped Williams, who looks like he has added some weight to take the hits after playing a lot of corner in high school. Likes to hit hard and has good overall awareness in the secondary, but needs to work on technique and keeping his head up while tackling.
Recruiting: Committed to South Carolina.

Size: 6-5/255 | | #13 DE | Watch Video
Quick Take: Probably the best physique on the team as far as potential, if the listed 255 pounds is anywhere near correct he could end up outgrowing defensive end and become a three technique where his brute strength would be more at home. Looks more like a rough diamond than a diamond in the rough, but as much potential as any player if he continues to work hard.


Size: 6-4/212 | | #17 TE | Watch Video
Quick Take: Versatile player who is listed as a wide receiver, safety, and tight end for Fork Union, he should see most of his recruitment come as a tight end if he continues to add weight and show some more progress in blocking technique. Soft hands and knows how to sit in the soft spot of the zone.


Size: 5-9/171 | | #22 WR | Watch Video
Quick Take: Lord is probably the fastest player Fork Union has had since Jacoby Ford was on campus. Ford makes the Fork Union offense go with his ability to stretch the defense with his speed while also showing good hands and courage to catch balls over the middle of the field on short routes.


Size: 5-10/209 | | #24 S | Watch Video
Quick Take: Very thick lower body gives Latimer a lot of force and a low center of gravity to come to the box and make a play on even the biggest of backs. Good acceleration adjusting to deeper receiver routes, though not the longest body to have the widest range. At this point more of a strong safety up closer to the box than a free safety but has a great nose for the ball.
Recruiting: Committed to Virginia.

Size: 6-3/225 | | #48 MLB | Watch Video
Quick Take: Without a doubt the hardest worker on the field for Fork Union, McAllister is all over the field making tackles. The down side is that many of those tackles are six or seven yards downfield. Best when he is moving upfield and filling his gap because he is a sure tackler. Has trouble with counters and reacting to plays with multiple reads, but could overcome with more film study and coaching.


Size: 6-4/312 | | #65 OL | Watch Video
Quick Take: Former Minnesota signee in 2009 did not play anywhere last year and finds himself as the most versatile lineman on the Fork Union team. Very adept at playing either tackle position, has played guard, and could easily project as a center. Smart player on the field, reacts well, and does not get caught with careless mistakes.


Size: 6-4/310 | | #68 OT | Watch Video
Quick Take: Love what we saw from him in just over one game and a quarter before he dislocated his ankle and is now out for the year. Powerful player as a tackle and surprising feet for his size, could easily project as a tackle if he wanted to continue dedicating himself to the technique and weight, but a move inside would help solidify his strengths and minimize speed weaknesses.
Recruiting: Committed to Maryland.

Size: 6-7/265 | | #77 OT | Watch Video
Quick Take: Not saying he is the same player, but as good a Fork Union lineman I've seen since Anthony Costanzo dominated the PG combine several years ago at about the same size. Good feet, great frame, needs to work on being more physical at the point of attack and putting on more weight to be a force in the running game. Right now more of a react pass blocking tackle, but potential to be great is there.


Size: 6-1/305 | | #78 DT | Watch Video
Quick Take: If the height is right, could really become a highly recruited nose tackle with good athleticism, great leg drive, and knows how to attack the shoulder of his blocker. Still not there yet disengaging but he is great at filling the gap and redirecting runs to the outside..


Size: 6-4/320 | | #79 DT | Watch Video
Quick Take: Could be a very good two gap defensive tackle who loves to stuff the run and is very, very tough to get off the line of scrimmage. Flashes the ability to make some plays behind the line of scrimmage, but most of his future is going to be in controlling the point of attack and allow linebackers to have free range behind him.
Recruiting: Committed to Temple.

Size: 6-1/295 | | #90 DE/DT | Watch Video
Quick Take: Kirksey is one of those players that the fans just love to watch. He is fiery all the time: pregame, during the game, on the sidelines, and after the game. His motor is always going and never turns off. He has some moments of brilliance with his hands on the line both as a defensive end in a 3-4 and as a three-technique as a defensive tackle in a 4-3. The question is how much is he doing because he is older than everyone else?
Recruiting: Committed to Rutgers.

Size: 6-4/265 | | #99 DE/DT | Watch Video
Quick Take: I was admittedly hard on Quarles last year because he was at times very lazy and soft during games in addition to pushing nearly 300 pounds at points during the season. Fork Union was the best thing that could possibly happen to his future as he is now down to a reasonable weight to where he could legitimately become a strongside defensive end in college and has the energy and force where he can go hard on every play. For my money he is the best prep school prospect in the country and very close to five star status.
Recruiting: Committed to South Carolina.


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