UNION, N.J. -- Cedar Grove (N.J.) wide receiver David Njoku was one of the first to commit to…
Scouting the Kean 7 vs. 7
FOXSportsNEXT takes a look at how the Division I prospects performed at the Kean University 7-on-7, which was won by (Elkton, Md.) Eastern Christian Academy. Freddy Canteen, WR, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: The Michigan commit was the best layer on the field. He ran exceptional routes, there was no one who could cover him during the day, and he was effective in the short passing game and also getting behind the secondary time and again. The best way to describe Canteen's dominating day was the gasps when he actually dropped a pass. Yes, turns out he was human on the day. Neiko Creamer, WR, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Creamer, who is committed to Tennessee, was interesting in that he lined up at receiver and tight end, and actually had a few snaps with his hand on the ground. Creamer made couple of nifty one-handed catches early in the day, then found open spaces down the seams late in the day. Creamer was also a threat in the back of the end zone on plays inside the 10-yard line, and he used his length to extend over defensive backs. Brandon Watson, CB, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Watson may have come out of nowhere to earn a Michigan offer and commit, but it didn't take too long for opposing quarterbacks to learn about his ability. By the end of the day, not many quarterbacks were willing to challenge Watson, who showed a tremendous break on the ball and quickness in short spaces. He played off receivers a little bit and stayed away from bump and run, but he was still effective in driving on short patterns and running with receivers on balls down the field. David Njoku, WR, Cedar Grove (N.J.) High Skinny: Njoku is a nation-level track athlete and flashed that leaping ability with some highlight red-zone catches. The Rutgers commit needs to refine his route-running, but has good body control and catches the ball at the highest point. The highlight of the day came in the title game (ECA won) when he matched up with Watson, the Michigan commit, on a number of occasions. Njoku was able to use his size to make a few catches, and Watson showed a nice break on the ball to win some of the matchups. Darius Slade, DE, Montclair (N.J.) High Skinny: Slade competed as a tight end, and he showed his athleticism. He ran down the field fluidly and has strong burst off the line of scrimmage. Slade has some bulking up to do between now and college. He is fast and athletic enough to be a weapon off the edge in pass rushing. He is planning visits to West Virginia, Michigan State and Rutgers in the next month, and he has offers from each. Austin Stevens, DE, Montclair (N.J.) High Skinny:Stevens also worked at tight end and he offers versatility as he can play either tight end or defensive end at the college level. Stevens does not have the same athleticism as his counterpart, Slade, but is strong and technically sound. Kansas, Duke and Temple are on him the hardest, recruiting him as a defensive end. Corey Johnson, TE, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Keep Johnson's name in your memory bank. He transferred to ECA from a school in Delaware and has continued to impress during the spring and now summer 7-on-7s. He needs to gain a bit more flexibility, but he again showed good hands and an ability to get open over the middle. He has strong interest from Eastern Michigan and Syracuse, but needs to get his senior film out. David Sills, QB, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Sill, a class of 2015 product and USC commit, was comfortable throwing the ball and was accurate. He had plenty of open receivers to throw to, and he hit plenty of them down the field throughout the competition. He did not throw a lot of passes in which he was able to fire the ball into tight spaces, but he was calm and in charge. Vashon Tucker, CB , Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Tucker saw more action on his side than Watson, and he performed well. He was very good in close spaces and showed an ability to change direction and cover across the field. Tucker made one very nice play in stretching with his front hand to deflect a ball while keeping his back hand off the receiver's hip. Among the schools Tucker is hearing from are Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse. De'le Harding, LB, Eastern Christian Academy Skinny: Harding, a class of 2016 prospect, already holds offers from USC, Tennessee and Massachusetts, and it is easy to see why. Linebackers don't stand much of a chance in most 7-on-7s, but he was fluid in changing directions and he picked up running backs with ease and stayed with them. He recently camped at Michigan, and he did well there as well. Juwan Dolbrice, RB, Linden (N.J.) High Skinny: Dolbrice, who is hearing from Rutgers, Temple and Penn State, is physically impressive (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) and he was able to get into routes quickly and smoothly. He catches the ball with comfort and once he does so, he turns and gets up the field well.
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