Satruday Sling-n-Shoot Re-cap

Vernon Hargreaves

The University of South Florida held their first of two Sling-n-Shoot 7on7 team competitions on Saturday. It was a round robin format for seeding for Sunday's tournament, here is a look at how some prospects fared.

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The QBs

Four QBs in attendance should be recruited at the D-1 level, but only one is a 2012 prospect. Charlotte's Zack Hammond has a very accurate arm and he lives for these type of events because it allows him to show off his passing skills(Wing-T team). Although missing two of his key receivers, he still led Charlotte to a lot of W's.


Richardson is all of 6'6 with a strong arm
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

A pair of big 2013 QBs were also on their game. Winter Park's Asiantii Woulard was brilliant on Saturday. At 6'3+, he was throwing darts all over the field. Accurate, with rare touch for a strong, young QB, Woulard's future is very bright. He is very confident and it shows in his play. One of the things you look for in an event like this is whether the QB gets the ball out quickly, he did almost every time. Should be a national recruit in the 2013 cycle.

Darryl Richardson transferred to Armwood in the off-season and the 6'6 QB should enjoy a pair of outstanding seasons with all the weapons at his disposal. Richardson was able to show off his arm on Saturday and it is legit. He makes it look easy when throwing tight spirals all over the field. It is tough to find a young QB with collegiate size, but Richardson looks like he could be suiting up this season at the D-1 level. Tennessee has offered already and we bet that USF follows suit in the near future. Like Woulard, he should be a national recruit in the next cycle.

2014 QB Chase Litton was also in attendance. He is another young prospect that already possesses the height that schools are looking for(6'3+). We liked his accuracy and the touch on his deep ball. The delivery will need some work over the next three years and obviously he needs to fill out physically. Overall there is a lot to like and he clearly will be in the race for top QB in the vaunted 2014 class.

Matt Jones always displays his rare skill-set in 7on7 competition. Physically he seems to be a little bigger than he was in the Spring. He plays basically as an inside receiver. Jones is too big and strong for CBs and is fluid enough to beat Safeties down the field. He looks so good doing it that you wonder if the 6'2.5, 220 pounder might be a TE at the next level. Jones is committed to Florida.


Montgomery was making plays at WR
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Probably the top offensive player was WR D'Vario Montgomery. Freakish big at 6'2, 210+, he was "on" today. Simply put, he could not be covered. Montgomery elevated for balls, simply beat kids with his smooth gait, and physically manhandled them. There have been questions on which side of the ball he will play on(LB/S), today it looked like he was a WR all the way. Woulard helped his cause by throwing some beautiful passes and Montgomery looked like an elite prospect.

Alvin Bailey and Javonte Sneed were two of Richardon's top targets on Saturday. Bailey's(2013) quickness and speed are tough for defenders to handle. He has plus hands as well. Sneed(2012) is going to be a senior year riser. He made a big play in his Spring game and showed today that he is tough to stop. He played some RB as a junior, but seems to have settled in at WR at this time.

It was our first chance to see D'Mauri Jones and he did not disappoint. The 6'3 athlete is also a top basketball player and he showed very good hands on Saturday. He is Leesburg's go to player and consistently got separation. There is a lot of upside here, but he will need to commit to the sport and start putting on weight.

A pair of LBs had strong days. Eric Striker makes his living in pads getting after the QB and applying pressure in the backfield. That might not be his college position, however, and he showed that could transition to Safety down the road. He is committed to Oklahoma. Davion Stuarts is a traditional MLB who showed the range and athleticism to be a difference maker. He was forced to play some offense as well because some targets at Charlotte did not make the trip. Stuarts is way under the radar recruiting wise.


Hargreaves has the chance to be the top CB in Florida next cycle
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Defensively Vernon Hargreaves stole the show. The 2013 star is the son of a USF coach and he has all the tools to be an elite CB prospect for the next cycle. Smooth in transition, Hargreaves is a play-maker. With Litton at QB, he also excelled on the offensive side of the ball. He has really added some muscle to his frame. He is as good as they come.

There might not have been a better physical specimen at the event than Leon McQuay. The 2013 Safety looks the part at a chiseled 6'2. Teams shy away from going at him as he takes away half the field. McQuay should hold offers from just about everyone down the road. Jarvis McCall is a year older and was playing CB. His length(6'1+) is elite and he is a physical. There is a lot of upside down the road here. He holds some BCS offers at this time.

Ben Deluzio made a spectacular catch against the vaunted Armwood secondary and led First Academy to an upset in that game. The 6'2 2013 prospect looks like he could play on either side of the ball down the road. He might have more upside at Safety and he is certainly a player to keep an eye on down the road.

Xavier Kelly is another athlete that could play on either side of the ball, he was mainly playing Safety today for Winter Park, he was a real ballhawk back there. He has some size to him and figures to continue to gain momentum on the recruiting trail.

Virginia commit Demeitre Brim was playing both ways for Victory Christian(QB/S). He is not going to be a QB at the next level, but certainly is a great looking Safety prospect. He is faster when the ball is in the air and was making plays sideline to sideline on Saturday. He has some girth to him with good speed.

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