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 Gray
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 Washington
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 Miller
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 extremely well.
#8 MLB Charles Favors
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 production.
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 status.
#3 RB Demetrius
#10 S Laquentin Smith
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.