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.
Cam Reddy – Londonderry, New Hampshire / Lawrence Academy – TE / LB – Reddy stands 6’3” and 250 pounds and has very good hands but Reddy really excels as a run blocking tight end as he regularly opened up holes for AJ Dillon and crew to exploit. He plays very physically as a run blocker and when utilized as a receiver picks up good yardage after the catch. Reddy can line up all over the field as both a traditional TE and one they split out into space. Reddy is also a solid player on the defensive line for LA but his blocking skills and good hands make him a top tight end prospect in this class. Reddy has recieved interest from multiple schools including Old Dominion University, Syracuse and Boston College.
Camden Gagnon – Governor’s Academy – DE / T – At 6’5” and 240 pounds Gagnon is an aggressive and intimidating force on the Governor’s defensive line. Gagnon uses his hands well and he also uses good leverage to shed blocks, stuff running gaps and to get into the opponents backfield. Gagnon regularly goes up against other top talent in the ISL and holds his own on the edge and he plays to the whistle on every down as he has a terrific motor.
Kyle Peck – BB&N – C – Peck stands 6’3” and 300 pounds and is a smothering force in the middle of the Knights offensive line. Peck is very aggressive and moves well in small space for someone his size. Peck is a physical center who can both run block and provide pass protection while also being athletic enough to get down field to make second level blocks. Given his physical size it will be interesting to see if he remains at center or is looked at more as an offensive guard down the line.
Owen Deignan – Saint Peter-Marian (Worcester) / Phillips Andover – T / DT – At 6’4” and 285 pound Deignan is a mobile right tackle who excels at run blocking while also being a solid pass blocker. Deignan uses his speed as a pulling tackle to set the edge and open up lanes for the running backs. Deignan is also a very disruptive DT that uses a good push to cave in the offensive line, close interior gaps and get after the quarterback. With his ability to pull on running plays it will be interesting to see if Deignan eventually moves to guard, stays at tackle or develops more on the defensive side of the ball.
Matt Drouillard – Xaverian Brothers HS – OLB – Drouillard is a very fast and agile OLB who stands 6’0″ and 210 pounds. He may ultimatley end up as a safety given his size, speed and hitting ability. Drouillard plays very aggressively once he diagnoses a play and gets to the ball carrier or QB with a physical vengeance. Drouillard will be given a much bigger role in the Hawks’ defense next season as they graduate linebackers AJ Ryan and Colin Lama from this year’s team that made it all the way to the Division 1 State Championship.