Let’s take a look at five more high performing juniors from the Class of 2018. This list is in no specific order as we will add them to our 2018 rankings at a later date.
Jacob Miller – Everett HS – RB – A large running back at 6’1’’ and 215 pounds, Miller was the third running back in a highly talented Everett system this year and he made the most of his carries. Miller is a physical runner but has good speed and quickness to evade defenders. His physical running style while playing with so many other Everett skill position players next year will have Miller poised for a breakout season.
Jack McNeil – Marshfield HS – RB/S – McNeil is a running back/safety and stands 6’0″ and 195 pounds. McNeil was a Catholic Conference all-star at Catholic Memorial last year and was an Atlantic Coast League all-star this year having transferred back to Marshfield. McNeil is someone who does excel as a ‘’football player’’ in every sense as he runs downhill with a low center of gravity and is also a hard hitting safety. McNeil would most likely be a safety at the next level as he has good ball skills but he could also transition to a receiver with good speed and field vision.
Bret Edwards – Central Catholic – QB – Edwards shows great poise and leadership as he has guided Central Catholic to back to back successful seasons including a Division 1 Super Bowl. Edwards is primarily a pocket passer but can run the ball if necessary. Edwards is a patient QB that shows great fluidity while moving in the pocket and reading the defense. Edwards has a good frame at 6’2” and 170 pounds but will have to bulk up to play at the next level.
Conor Peterson – Franklin HS – TE – A 6’5’’ and 195 pounds Peterson is a tight end / basketball player type of prospect that is always in demand. Peterson has very strong hands and often operates out of the slot to catch the ball in tight, short routes. Peterson has lots of room to grow into his frame and also has good footwork making him a very mobile target for someone his size. With his physical tools and good hands Peterson has all the makings of a Division 1 tight end.
Duane Binns, Jr. – Everett HS – LB – Binns is a very fast linebacker who plays very physically against opponents often wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. At 6’0″ and 190 pounds, Binns is fast enough to play in coverage but can also use his speed to stuff run gaps and go after the quarterback. Binns could either be a LB or could transition to more of a safety hybrid type role depending on his physical development.