The high school football season is near, which means scrimmages are taking place all over the East Region.
Recently, Scout stopped in to watch Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep scrimmage Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic scrimmage, and there there was loads of talent on the field.
In this installment, Scout takes a look at the prospects on DePaul, which won the the Non-Public Group III state title last season.
Kareem Walker, RB, 6-0, 205
Skinny: Walker, a class of 2016 prospect, didn’t have his best showing as DePaul’s offensive line had a lot of trouble with St. Peter’s Prep’s front seven, but there were flashes of what the five-star can do. Walker was physical and it still took two or three tacklers to bring him down. There were a few times Walker got through the line of scrimmage and he covered ground in a hurry in getting to the secondary. Walker also has good hands and is explosive, which is why he already holds more than 20 offers.
Quayshon Alexander, DE, 6-3, 235
Skinny:Alexander, a class of 2016 prospect, is an impressive looking prospect. He has the size to play defensive end in college, and he already has plenty of strength and will be a handful coming off the edge. He was able to use his speed on the edge on a few plays, but he needs to do a better job of disengaging from blocks. He has good length and was able to chase plays laterally. He also showed some quickness inside. He already holds offers from Rutgers and Miami, and more should follow this fall.
Hasise Dubois, S, 6-2 ½, 205
Skinny: Dubois, a class of 2016 prospect, was one of the most interesting prospects in the scrimmage because of his development during the offseason. He grew a few inches and put on 20 pounds, and moved with purpose and speed toward the line of scrimmage from his free safety position. He has the speed to play sideline-to-sideline, but he prefers playing receiver. Dubois is a big target and showed strong hands. He got in and out of his breaks well, and he has the speed to challenge a defense down the field. Dubois holds offers from Rutgers, Temple and Wake Forest, but the most intriguing aspect of the next six months is whether Dubois develops into a linebacker.
Terrell Vassel, WR, 6-0, 165
Skinny:Vassel needs to add weight and strength, but that could happen over time for the 2016 prospect Vassel is quick and can beat jams at the line of scrimmage, and he comes out of breaks well. For Vassel, it’s about showing he can perform consistently at a high level, and also deal with the physical play of bigger cornerbacks.