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Duarte has five on top

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei tight end Thomas Duarte had a very impressive performance at the recent Edison Battle of the Beach 7 on 7 tournament and was arguably the top prospect in the event. The athlete picked up a big new offer in recent weeks and now plans to go through the recruiting process.

Thomas Duarte is close to an impossible matchup at the high school level. At 6-3, 225 pounds, he's too quick for most linebackers and too big and physical for a safety or corner. On top of that, he runs very good routes, knows how to set up a defender and has great hands. Several times at Edison, Duarte had multiple defenders on him but was able to make a tough catch in traffic while taking a...

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Fresh off his first game of the day at the Edison High School (Calif.) Battle by the Beach 7 on 7…

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