Shots from the Warriors' 28-21 win over the King Crusaders in the Big Day Prep Showdown…
Scouting Report: King vs Brother Rice
Recap An exciting back and forth game that Brother Rice won on a 79-yard touchdown pass from Cheyne Lacanaria to Travis Ferguson with 2:20 to play that put the Warriors up 28-21. Norfleet Stars Again After gashing the Warriors for five touchdowns a year ago, Cincinnati commit Dennis Norfleet was the focus on the Brother Rice defense this year. Despite the emphasis on him, Norfleet still managed to go for 230 yards, two touchdowns, and numerous key plays. He has excellent balance, elusiveness and burst and he runs hard and with attitude. He's also a great return man who can make a lot of things happen in the open field. We've said it before, and we'll say it again, he can overcome his lack of size because of the way he plays the game. He's one of the best pure football players in the Midwest and he showed it in this game, despite the losing effort. His runs late in the game to keep his team in it, including a fake punt, were plays that a big time player needs to make. Other Seniors Brother Rice tight end Joe Warner, who has a couple offers, had a nice catch and run for a touchdown. He surprised me with his ability to run away from the King defense. Decent sized kid and a better athlete than I gave him credit for. Central Michigan commitment Dylan Anderson is a tackle who will be a guard in college. He's a people mover with solid technique, strength and pad level. He's a solid prospect. Maybe not a super high ceiling, but a good player. Northern Illinois commit Devin Church had a nice day. He got the corner against a pretty speedy defense and showed good burst and elusiveness. He's a good fit for the Huskies. King defensive tackle Mike Burise is undersized, but is a great high school player. He's strong, disruptive and uses his hands well. He was all over the field. Someone needs to take a chance on this guy. Brother Rice has a good secondary with several guys who may not necessarily be D1 guys, but can play at some level. James Hendrix has good length and provided tight coverage in the game. Jimmy Pickens is a smart, heady free safety prospect, and cornerback Eddie Kidd, while smaller, is tough and was good in run support, as well as in coverage. Juniors Stand Out Brother Rice linebacker Jon Reschke, who holds a couple of offers, including Michigan State, had a solid game. It was his first at linebacker, having played defensive end last year, and I think it may have taken him a second to get going, but once he did, I liked the he ran and found the football and he was a sure tackler. He's deserving of the early offers and I'm sure more will make their way to him this year. King quarterback Davaun Williams is one I like. Good arm strength, better accuracy than last year and solid mobility. He needs to improve his touch passes and overall consistency, but he has a nice skill set. Rice running back DeShun Brown is a nice sized kid who is a good inside runner. Not a breakaway guy, but a good I-Back type. Lineman Griffin Anderson is not as filled out and strong as his brother, but he has a good frame and plays hard. The Sophomores Rice running back Brian Walker is a bowling ball type that runs powerfully. We'll look to see more of him in the coming months and years.
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