Victor Gray moved to Dr. Phillips from Maryland before his senior season, so he
missed the junior evaluation period for area recruiters. As teams fill up their
commitment lists earlier and earlier, it leaves late bloomers and players like
Gray who weren't evaluated as juniors in a state of limbo.
What it also does, is leave incredibly talented players still available late in
the recruiting process for schools to sneak into a hotbed like Orlando and steal
a player with the talent of Gray.
Gray imposed his will on the Boone offensive line and helped dictate the outcome
of the game. He currently has offers from the likes of Boston College, Colorado State, Ole Miss, and Maryland.
#54 DE Victor
Dr. Phillips is blessed with a pair of junior receivers are bonafied blue
chip prospects, but someone must get them the ball. Nico Ranieri is the
quarterback at the helm of the Panthers attack. He has an accurate arm and is
calm in the pocket. He has several D1 scholarship offers already, and is a
terrific manager of the game.
#7 QB Nico
James Washington entered the game as the areas leading rusher. The NC
State commitment had a solid game including a touchdown. He shows excellent
vision and patience in his running. He's not the biggest or the fastest guy on
the field, but he has a nice sense of the play developing and where to hit his
holes. Rather than a straight highlight clip of Washington, here is a look at
every touch he had in the game.
#7 RB James
Looking too far ahead is a hard habit to break when you're in the scouting
business, but it's hard not to get excited about seeing Dr. Phillips junior wide
receivers Ricardo Miller and Kenny Shaw on the next level. Miller has already
made a commitment to Michigan, and Shaw has the tools to be recruited far and
wide in the coming season.
In this game I observed Miller to be the bigger and stronger of the two, but
Shaw to be the quicker and more natural receiver. Miller is the guy that can
take a three yard stop pattern, and push a defensive back three yards farther
for the first down. Shaw is the guy that can take a three yard stop pattern,
make a move and go 60 yards downfield for the touchdown.
Both types of players are valuable to an offense, and Ranieri helped both
receivers show off their skills in this showdown with Boone.
#84 WR Kenny
#80 WR Ricardo
Shaw and Miller won't be alone next year in their recruitment though, as middle
linebacker Charles Favors has D1 ability as well. He is a thick, run stuffing
middle linebacker that attacks the line of scrimmage and handles blockers
#8 MLB Charles
Speaking of looking ahead, Dr. Phillips has a pair of sophomores that stood out
with an excellent game as well. Specifically Demetrius Hart. Hart showed
tremendous explosion, and when Shaw and Miller weren't scoring through the air,
Hart was gashing Boone on the ground, short in stature, but big in
Hart is joined in the Class of 2011 by super safety Laquentin Smith. At 6-2 and
195 pounds, Smith is already one of the more physically imposing players in the
defensive backfield. He plays a physical game that belies his underclassman
#3 RB Demetrius
#10 S Laquentin
This video report is a sampling of players that will be playing on the next
level from these two powerful teams, so stay tuned as we profile more including
Duke commitment David Harding.