October 31, 2007

Battle for supremacy in Miami - Game I

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Rivals.com Recruiting Analyst Barry Every scouted some of Miami's top talent last week in a couple of big-time matchups.


There was plenty of talent on the field at Booker T. Washington for the game against Hallandale. Check out the breakdown on Brandon Harris some of the area's other top prospects.


Next up: Barry's thoughts on Northwestern vs. Miami Central.







Expert's View of Hallandale vs. BT Washington





Frankie Hammond Jr., 6-0, 155, WR, Hallandale

Class of 2008


Assets: Extremely fast and catches the ball with his hands. Also has great leaping ability.

Area's for improvement: At around 6-foot-0, 155 to 160 pounds needs to add some weight to help take the pounding at the D-I level.

Most Impressive play: In the first quarter Hammond made a great leaping catch along the sideline, then he added about six yards after the catch.

Conclusion: He reminds me a lot of 4-star recruit Tavarres King. He has a great future as a deep threat at the major D-I level.



Douglas Jones, 6-3, 260, OG, Hallandale

Class of 2009


Assets: He has great body structure with a lot of room to grow.

Area's of improvement: Needs to be more aggressive in run blocking, and use his hands and arms better.

Most Impressive play: He was still playing hard in the fourth quarter even though the game was out of hand.

Conclusion: Has a good chance of being a mid-level D-I offensive guard.






Kambriel Willis, 6-0, 215, LB, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008


Assets: Has a great pass rush off of the edge, and chases the ball all over the field.

Area's for improvement: He is playing defensive end but projects as a linebacker so we will have to see if he can back peddle and move in space.

Most Impressive play: He had back-to-back quarterback pressures in the second quarter when the game was still undecided.

Conclusion: Hard to believe we are not hearing a lot of recruiting scoop on this guy, he has a high motor and can play at least mid-level D-I football.






Franklin Brown, 6-2, 170, SS, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008


Assets: He has nice height and size to play safety at the next level.

Area's of improvement: Needs to do a better job of breaking down when he comes up to make a hit.

Most Impressive play: He was slipped into the offense down near the goal line and had a six-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter.

Conclusion: Has been the leading tackler for the Tornadoes the last two years, he is a definite mid-level D-I recruit.



Winston Fraser, 6-1, 205, LB, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008


Assets: Is the signal caller and team leader of this extremely fast Booker T. Washington defense that has pitched five shutouts in its last six games.

Area's of improvement: Work on lateral movement, and taking better pursuit angles.

Most Impressive play: He had a really nice solo tackle on a play run right up the middle in the first quarter. He showed excellent form tackling.

Conclusion: Another prospect on this great Tornadoes defense. Will have some different D-I options because of his academic acumen.








Davon Johnson, 5-11, 163, WR, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008, committed to Miami


Assets: Has great ball skills and very good speed.

Area's of improvement: Needs to add some muscle mass in order for him to last at the major D-I level.

Most Impressive play: Showed very soft hands in the second quarter on his 12-yard touchdown catch with 52 seconds left.

Conclusion: A skilled athlete that can either play corner or wide receiver, and also will be a good return man candidate.






Brandon Harris, 5-11, 174, WR/DB, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008


Assets: Is a great all around athlete, who is always trying to do the little things to help his team win.

Area's of improvement: Keep working hard on the weights in order to out muscle larger receivers.

Most Impressive play: Like I stated above, what impressed me was the little things like blocking hard downfield on running plays.

Conclusion: I think he is a major D-I player that will be a coach's dream player.






Eduardo Clements, 5-10, 185, RB, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2010


Assets: Has great vision, really nice hands, and can really accelerate when he gets into the secondary.

Area's of improvement: Needs to add about 15 pounds to be an every down back, but he is only a sophomore and that should happen with time.

Most Impressive play: Taking a swing pass 25 yards down the sideline in the blink of an eye in the first quarter.

Conclusion: He should be a major college prospect and a possible Rivals250 candidate.



Jose Jose, 6-4, 360, OG, Booker T. Washington

Class of 2008


Assets: He locks on and then just tries to steamroll you into the ground.

Area's of improvement: Needs to shed some pounds to help his lateral movement.

Most Impressive play: Jose was also one of the few guys that played the whole game, and he kept grinding.

Conclusion: Right now he is a mid-level D-I recruit because he is heavy, but he will be a very good run blocker, reminds me of an option lineman for former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne.




Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He comes to Rivals.com after working in recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina. He can be reached at bevery@rivals.com


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