The Elite 7evens a 7v7 team based in Indianapolis, IN once again proved to be one of the Midwest top clubs by qualifying for the IMG 7v7 National Championships in Brandeton Florida to take place later this summer. Indiana based football group Preps2Prospects brought on Football Performance of Indianapolis to operate this team that features some of the best talent the Hoosier state has to offer. Indiana Preps will take a look at the roster and offer some recruiting notes.
UPDATE: The Elite 7evens team qualified for the IMG 7v7 National Championships but were unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.
1. WR Dominique Booth – Pike HS
*6’1 195 – Great route runner, with strong hands and enough speed to take the top off the defense. Booth was almost always open at the IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional. Will make commitment to either Alabama, Tennessee, Vanderbilt or Florida State
2. QB Michael Myers – Guerin Catholic HS
*6’4 210 – Strong arm, Big in the pocket. Led the Elite 7s team to the Championship game. Schools showing interest are Bowling Green, Indiana and Ball State.
3. S Jalen McIntyre – North Central HS
*5’11 195 – Great looking athlete, very comfortable at safety position. Closes on the ball in a hurry, causing several drops and grabbed a few interceptions over the weekend at IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional.
4. RB Markell Jones – Columbus East HS
*5’11 210 – Displayed great catching ability & route running for a running back. Made the switch to LB during the stretch of bracket play and came up big with several pass break ups. Natural athlete with ball skill to play on either side of the ball.
5. DB John Bryant – Heritage Christian HS
*5’9 175 – Arguably the top defensive back at the IMG 7v7 tournament. Bryant came up big play after play by rerouting receivers, breaking up passes and causing turnovers. Look for his recruitment to pick up after a big weekend.
6. WR Haki Woods – South Bend Washington HS
*6’3 180 – Woods was the go to receiver inside the 20. He came down with a ton of jump balls and led the Elite 7s team in touchdowns over the weekend at the IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional. Expect Woods recruitment to pick up speed this summer.
7. WR Devan Pearson – Pike HS
*5’11 175 – Under-the-radar considering his teammate Dominique Booth grabs the most attention. However Pearson is a receiver with good speed and is a threat with underneath routes and has ability to stretch the defense.
8. LB Sherrod Graham – North Central HS
*6’1 225 – Solid performance by Graham who suffered a ACL injury last season. He showed great mobility and has always been a linebacker that could turn his hips and run with backs and tight ends. Graham is hearing from Illinois and Louisville.
9. QB Brent Lyles – Pike HS
*6’2 190 – Lyles started out slow but quickly found his groove leading the Elite 7s to a number of victories during the weekend. Lyles considered one of the top QBs in his class after a sensational sophomore season, is looking to regain that momentum this summer.
10. ATH Daigien Morgan – South Bend Riley
*6’1 200 – Morgan is an athletic specimen who can play anywhere on the field. He saw action mostly at OLB and came up with some big plays including a interception to seal a victory in one game. Morgan is hearing from Ball State a ton and will camp there this summer.
11. DB Keith Cork – Pike HS
*5’8 170 – Despite his size, Cork is a very aggressive defensive back who loves to get physical with bigger receivers. His athleticism allows him to go up for jump balls and play bigger than his size.
12. DB Mitchell Sterner – Lafayette Jefferson HS
*6’1 180 – Another under-the-radar prospect who had a very solid outing at the IMG 7v7 Midwest Regional. Understands coverages and an effective communicator on the field. He will be a steal at the NAIA level but could play at D2, D1(FCS) level.
13. ATH Darien Green – Lafayette Jefferson HS
*5’10 190 – Green had a great weekend slashing defenses by being really quick in and out of his cuts and making linebackers try to cover him in space next to impossible. Ball State is getting a game-changer in Green.
14. RB Taylor Sanders – Pike HS
*5’10 200 – Sanders also displayed his catching ability out of the backfield. He made it tough for linebackers to get to the flats to cover him. Sanders came away with several touchdowns in result of the mismatch.
15. QB Graham Lindman – Homeschool (Club Football)
*6’3 200 – Very interesting prospect who looks the part and has the arm to go along with it. It’d be very interesting to see him play in the IHSAA as I believe he would be one of the state’s top signal callers. Once again would be another steal at NAIA level.
16. DB Tyler Sanders -Pike HS
*5’7 165 – Another tough Pike product at the defensive back position. Sanders is gritty and possesses blazing 4.3 speed to set quarterbacks up when they believe they have an open receiver. If he was 6’0 he’d have every FBS program knocking down his door.
17. DB Allen Bolden – North Central HS
*6’1 185 – Bolden had another great outing proving he’s one of the top prospects for the class of 2015. He is a long rangy defensive back with great cover skills. It’s all upside for Bolden. Expect Bolden to grab a few offer heading into his junior fall campaign.
18. WR Deontay Murray – Arsenal Tech HS
*5’9 170- Murray was basically unconverable during the weekend and when he caught the ball, he made defensive players look silly. He had the highlight of the weekend splitting the defense then a quick spin move to leave defenders standing still.
19. WR Darius Lee – Warren Central HS
*5’11 190 – Lee is a very smooth route runner, almost effortless in his breaks and change of direction. He is a threat in space for any defender.
20. QB KJ McCarter – Columbus East HS
*6’2 180 – Out of all the quarterbacks McCarter has probably been the most impressive. He led several toucdown drives with very few incompletions. In 2 appearances at IMG 7v7 tournaments the young QB has yet to throw an interception indicating that the stage is not to big for the young QB.
21. S Jacob Theineman – Guerin Catholic HS
*6’0 190 – This 7v7 action has allowed Theineman to showcase his cover skills because it is evident he’s a big time hitter by the way he closes in on the ball carrier. Look for Theineman to have a great fall campaign that will land him a scholarship.
22. LB Amani Nelson – North Central
*5’10 200 – Nelson was big in playing the underneath routes and closing in on receivers by giving up minimal gain to the offense. The linebacker took away the flats and punished every receiver that crossed his face.