Linebacker Eric LeGrand:
While Smith came into this game receiving most of the hype, it was LeGrand who walked away with the accolades after the victory. At 6 feet 3 and 240 pounds, his runs up the middle softened up New Brunswick's interior line and paved the way for the victory. Even though people will mostly remember his offensive play during this game, he was also the anchor of the Colonia defense. While some have suggested that his future may lie at the defensive tackle position, LeGrand is eager to prove that he has the natural abilities to line up at linebacker at the next level. He proved that despite his hulking size, he does posses the sideline-to-sideline speed and footwork that will give him a chance to succeed as a linebacker. He also plays with a passion that seems to be missing in a lot of players nowadays. LeGrand is committed to Rutgers.
Defensive end Marquise Hamm:
While not as celebrated as Smith, Hamm has all the tools to be a very good college defensive end. At 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, Hamm plays bigger than his size. It is almost impossible to run to the outside of his end. Colonia's game plan involved running the ball up the middle, which was a good move. Anytime the Patriots tried the outside, Hamm was a tackling machine. Hamm also has upside as a tight end, but he's more special as a defensive lineman. He still has a few academic hurdles to cross, but in the meantime he holds offers from Colorado, Syracuse, Temple, Akron, and Toledo.
Athlete Paul Vigo: Similar to Smith and Hamm in his versatility, Vigo lines up all over the field for the Zebras. While versatility is a good thing, it's still difficult to figure out what position he will play at the next level. He seems to lack the necessary burst as the lead running back, so his future seems to lie at either the safety or linebacker position. For New Brunswick, he mainly lines up as either an outside linebacker or even a defensive end opposite of Hamm. He has a good nose for the ball and shows good pursuit, which also makes it very difficult for the opposition to run to the outside. Vigo currently holds an offer from Colorado, and is receiving interest from Boston College, UConn, Syracuse, and Rutgers.
Linebacker Javar Nail (2009): The junior linebacker has a very fitting last name - he likes to lay the hammer down. Playing between Hamm and Vigo, he gets a number of opportunities and usually makes the most of them. Nail, 6 feet 2 and 200 pounds, still needs to improve his lateral speed and strength but overall he has the talent to make him a player to watch in the junior class.
Offensive/defensive lineman Dante Weaver (2010): At 6 feet 3 and 320 pounds, Weaver is definitely a name to remember - especially since he's only a sophomore. The lineman actually saw action on the varsity level as a freshman, and has progressed nicely since then. He has very good balance and leverage for a player of his size, and is a surprisingly impressive athlete. Weaver does need to work on his quickness out of his set position, but that should be something that improves over time. It's still too early to tell if he'll end up on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, but the potential is definitely there for him to succeed at either.