The IMG 7-on-7 Northeast Regional was staged at Upper Dublin Park, and FOXSportsNEXT was there both days and ranks the Top 10 performers from the six-team event.
1. Chris Godwin, WR, Middletown (Del.) High
Skinny: Godwin, a Penn State commit, sat out the last game after re-injuring a right ankle sprain he first injured during a 7-on-7 last month, but he still made his impact. Godwin played with strong hands and always found openings in the defense, despite other teams knowing he was the top target and the guy to stop. His hands and body control are fantastic.
2. Darius Wade, QB, Middletown (Del.) High
Skinny: Wade’s arm strength is very good and his release point maximizes his 6-foot-2 height. The Boston College commit flicks his wrist and the ball goes, and his accuracy and decisions were solid. He was victimized by a few dropped passes, but he showed a calmness and tremendous leadership.
3. Neiko Creamer, WR, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.
Skinny: Each time Creamer, a Tennessee commit, appears at one of these events, he looks bigger and better. He is a legit 6-3, 230 pounds and he knows how to use his body to shield off defenders. He also catches the ball at its highest point, and is athletic. He missed last year with a knee injury, so it will be exciting to see how he develops in the fall.
4. Freddy Canteen, WR, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.
Skinny: Canteen, who said Rutgers is his leader, may have been hurt more than anyone by ECA’s season being suspended last year after three games because he would likely be sitting on a ton of offers. Canteen is smooth, and comes out of breaks well. He also showed good hands once again.
5. Irvin Charles (2015), Paul VI High, Haddonfield, N.J.
Skinny: Charles picked up a Rutgers offer during the week and then showed why. He is explosive and fast, comes in and out of breaks well and also demonstrated very good body control. He caught passes down the field and over the middle, and at 6-4, 210 pounds, he is a matchup nightmare for defensive backs.
6. Tyree Rodgers (2016), WR, Camden Catholic High,
Skinny: Rodgers was one of the breakout players of the six-team event for his athleticism and his ball-tracking skills. He was able to get open easily, came out of breaks well and was smooth. He was listed as a quarterback but played receiver, and he looked very good at it.
7. David Sills (2015), QB, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.
Skinny: The biggest things with Sills, a USC commit, is consistency. He knows the offense well and usually goes to the open receiver, but his accuracy waivered a bit. He was very good on the underneath routes but was inconsistent throwing the ball down the field.
8. Corey Johnson, TE, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.
Skinny: Johnson is intriguing as he arrived at ECA during the winter and has done well on the 7-on-7 circuit. He made a couple of stellar catches, including a leaping one in the back of the end zone. He is athletic and runs well, and is a player worth watching. He also played linebacker during the second day of the event, and he looked comfortable, although his size suggests he would be better as defensive end on that side of the ball.
9. Conor Furey, TE, Archmere Academy, Claymont, Del.
Skinny:Furey is a kid who could earn an offer or two during the camp season. He was effective down the field and showed good hands, but he needs to work on coming out of breaks with more explosion.
10. De'le Harding, LB, Eastern Christian Academy, Elkton, Md.
Skinny: Linebackers rarely excel in these events, but Harding showed an ability to run down the field against tight ends and also played well in space. He is young, but he moves well and has nice size.