31 August 2010
1 - Greg McMullen - Before the season I said he was one of two players who had the chance to really shake things up. McMullen played most of last season with one hand and for a period of time he played with both hands bandaged. He showed this weekend what he can do with two healthy hands. I saw a full half of his game this past weekend. I only saw him
successfully blocked twice. He was a man on the strong side. He was making plays and when he wasn't making plays he was being disruptive. His motor was running on overdrive on every play. His body looked perfect for a strong side end.
2 - Steven Daniels - If you have been a regular on my blog you know I have had Davis one of my top five linebackers in the state. I have never understood why he did not have offers from any of the Big Four. They have to take another look after the game he had versus Maryland Counsel. He was all over the field. He showed instincts and speed. I wondered about the size. Maybe he is closer to 5-11 and 240 than 6-1 230. He looks 6-1 and 230. I spoke to someone who has seen him up close. Says he is at least 6-0 and probably his listed 6-1. I can't imagine grade problems or off the field issues with a St. X kid. I don't know what it is.
3 - Kyle Kalis - I did not actually see Kalis play but I have reports from several knowledgeable high school football watchers who did see the game. He was up against top junior defensive end Tom Strobel from Mentor. The word dominate was being thrown about. Nobody dominates Tom Strobel. Strobel is the one usually doing the dominating. Kyle Kalis
I saw a half from Adolphus Washington. Nothing has changed in my opinion of the athlete. A freak in the truest sense of the term. He left me with a question after seeing every play of an entire half. He has to find his motor. I watched the nations #1 player in Jadeveon Clowney this weekend too. I don't know if Washington can be the equal of Clowney but he at least belongs in the conversation of he shows the same motor that I saw with Clowney. This is a year when there are so many elite players. Who is number one in the class is not going to be
about who is the best athlete. You can't separate so many elite athletes like that. It will be the little things. You cannot be number one in the class without a motor. Not in this class.
I saw a half of the Whitmer game. I did not see a weakside end in a Whitmer uniform. Going in I thought Kenny Hayes was a strong side end who could play the weakside. He has gotten bigger. He might be a strong side end but I see a three-technique player. He is clearly a
bigger thicker kid. Wormley is bigger and thicker too but that was something I anticipated. He too might be a strong side end but is likely headed to DT.