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USF Badger Sports 7-on-7 Top Players

Posted on: March 15, 2011 11:21 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer
Another week, another Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 in the books. As always, the Florida event brings some of the top talent from the state and surrounding areas and is one of the better 7-on-7 events in the country. Here are some of the players who stood out at the USF Badger Sports 7-on-7

Alton 'Pig' Howard - 5-foot-9, 180 pound running back, Orlando, Fla.

Howard not only had one of the best nicknames at the event (second only to team Child Please), but he was one of the top running backs as well. Very solidly built, he was extremely dangerous once he reached the open field. Comfortable lining up in the slot or in the backfield, Howard had very soft hands and was very focused on the ball when it was thrown his way. His acceleration was off the charts and he is a great multi-purpose back in that he can run down hill and swing out of the backfield to catch passes.

Sean Price - 6-foot-4, 210 pound tight end, Citra, Fla.

Price was probably the top overall playmaker at the event, catching everything thrown his way. He is a bit on the skinny side but has an excellent frame and should be able to add weight with ease. A great leaper, he made a spectacular one-handed catch near the goal line and really attacks the ball and snatches it out of the air. He looks like one of the top tight ends in the state if not the top tight end. With his frame and quickness, he would also make for a pretty good linebacker as well.

Kent Taylor - 6-foot-5, 225 pound tight end, Land O' Lakes, Fla.

Taylor was easy to pick out from a crowd and despite his size, displayed good speed running around the field. He has solid hands made several great plays on jump balls near the end zone. With a good initial burst, Taylor did a good job getting off the line and performed well all tournament as a big, go-to receiver.

Jordan Diggs - 6-foot-2, 200 pound safety, Fort Meyers, Fla.

One of the most impressive looking safeties on the field, Diggs has great size and looks like he could be playing college football already. He was like a hawk roaming around the secondary and didn't let much get through in the passing game. Diggs is probably quicker than he is fast but he does have goot speed and has no problem swatting balls away from receivers. The best part about his game was him talking to younger players in the secondary about what to look for and adjusting the defense to what the offense was doing.

Nelson Agholor - 6-foot-1, 180 pound wide receiver/safety, Tampa, Fla.

Easily one of the top players at the camp, Agholor impressed on both sides of the ball. He played a bit more wide receiver than he did at defensive back and at this point, he's a top level recruit at both positions. Agholor played mostly corner but with his size and speed he could be a very good safety at the next level, especially after a nice diving interception on Sunday. He was also a very good wide out, with plus hands and the ability to blow past corners on defense. Already holding offers from most of the top programs in the country, expect his recruitment to reach a fever pitch as we move closer to the season.

Issac McDonald - 6-foot-6, 200 pound wide receiver, Hialeah, Fla., class of 2013.

McDonald is young but he has a bright future ahead of him if this weekend was any indication. Though he didn't have high end speed, he was catching everything throw his way and was a bit of a bully to defensive backs the way he would make things look effortless. He's still raw but you can't over look his great hands. He made a nice catch in the end zone by reaching back and stealing the ball out of the air on a fade route in one of the biggest plays in round-robin play.

Sony Michel - 5-foot-10, 205 pound running back, Plantation, Fla., class of 2014.

It's easy to see why Michel is one of, if not the, top players in the class of 2014 because he looks like he belongs in the class of 2011. On top of his size, he displayed good quickness and found open spots in the defense like an older player. It's hard to say he's the complete package at such a young age but he is easily the most advanced running back prospect in either the class of 2013 or 2014.

Jamie Wilson - 5-foot-11, 190 pound wide receiver, Belle Glade, Fla.

Every time you'd look up, it seemed like Wilson was making a play or, at the very least, held his hand up because he was open. Though he wasn't the fastest of the quickest on the field, Wilson may have been the savviest. He seemed like he carried his team at times, making play after play. Though Wilson only has one offer, he should expect several more to come his way after a terrific performance this weekend.

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