They say championships are won in the offseason and if that’s true then Notre Dame Dons High School (Niles, IL) running back Chris James is ready for big things.
James was already a talented performer for the Dons as a sophomore in 2011 but was not a featured player in their offense. However, that could change. Working with rising local athletic trainer Jack Casico of Twicethespeed.com, James has packed on close to 20 lbs. of muscle and shaved more than a tenth off of his already solid 40 time. James can only be described as tightly compacted ball of explosion standing at 5’10” 200 lbs and clocking a 4.40 in the forty. If those numbers are not impressive enough, then add to that James’ 290 lb. bench press and 505 lb. squat.
Recruiting high school quarterbacks is never easy. The most important position for any program always has it’s challenged when it comes to recruiting and sorting through the hype can be a difficult task for coaches.
When it comes to Boeing Brown, there’s no hype, just substance. Cut the tape on and you will see Brown looking off defenders, fitting balls into tight windows, making touch passes, commanding the offense and scrambling for first downs and more. The 2013 QB out of Brookfield, Connecticut has been finding holes in defenses since his sophomore year and has continued to improve with each season. The most amazing thing about Brown is not his football IQ, his arm strength or his production, it’s that he does not yet have a division I offer.
When you are a high school football player holding 21 offers from Division I schools it’s tough to say that you are in need. However, 2013 wide receiver Dionte Taylor out of University School (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) is looking for some attention from up North.
Specifically, Taylor has his eyes on the Michigan Wolverines.
“They have a strong academic reputation, a huge fan base and tradition in football,” Taylor said. “I made a checklist of all the things I want in a school and Michigan has them all,” he continued.
There’s a ton of excitement building around the University of Massachusetts campus and it’s about football. The Minutemen begin their transition into to FBS football and will be competing in the Mid American Conference more commonly known as The Mac Conference. Such a move dictates that the Minutemen will need to continue to add dynamic players to their roster and the did that today by securing a commitment from 2013 Athlete Donnice Woods out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida’s University School.