PA Swag 7-on-7: Top performers

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – Plymouth Whitemarsh High School was the home of the PA Swag 7-on-7 tournament this weekend and there was a great deal of talent in attendance.

Chris Godwin was a tough matchup for defenders.

247Sports takes a look at the top 25 performers from the event, as well as a few names just missed the list.

1) WR Chris Godwin – Middletown (Del.) High
Prior to his semi-final matchup against Flash Training and standout cornerback Brandon Watson, Godwin was borderline unstoppable. He made some incredible catches in traffic and was a nightmare for almost every defender he went against this past weekend. Penn State seems to have the edge for the 6-foot-1, 193-pound receiver, with Ohio State in second.

2) CB Brandon Watson – Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian
While most knew about Watson heading into the weekend, nobody expected the show that he put on. The 6-foot-0, 187-pounds cornerback rarely got beat and won the matchup against Godwin in the semi-finals. He displayed terrific ball skills, great speed and excellent footwork. Watson holds offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Temple and Rutgers with heavy interest coming from Syracuse and Maryland.

3) ATH Curtis Samuel – Brooklyn (N.Y.) Erasmus Hall
Samuel didn’t perform on the same level as Godwin, but he was outstanding this past weekend. He didn’t get to play with quarterback Jalen Wheeler both days, which hurts, but he still lived up to the hype. The 6-foot-0, 190-pound receiver has offers from Ohio State, Miami, Rutgers and others, but I’d give the edge to Syracuse at this point.

4) QB JJ Cosentino – Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic
This weekend’s quarterback group was outstanding, but Cosentino looked to be the most impressive come Sunday evening. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Florida State commitment showed an ability to make all of the throws, especially on the deep ball, while displaying a very strong arm and accuracy. Cosentino only had one interception during his team’s five-game stretch.

5) QB David Sills – Bear (Del.) Eastern Christian (Class of 2015)
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound USC commitment made a strong case for top quarterback honors, while leading his team to the championship. Sills displayed outstanding footwork and threw the ball with great accuracy. The team’s game plan was evident; get the ball in the hands of the playmakers and let them work. Sills hit on all of his throws in the 5-to-10-yard range, however he didn’t get many opportunities to show off his ability in the intermediate to deep passing game. 

6) ATH Troy Simons – Pittsburgh (Pa.) Renaissance Christian Academy
Simons had a strong performance on Saturday, but it was his effort on Sunday that earned him the No. 6 ranking. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound receiver caught everything thrown his way and showed off his outstanding ability to high-point the football. Temple is his only offer at this point, but don’t be surprised to see that number increases greatly over the next few months.

7) QB Andrew Ford – Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff
Ford put on a show on Saturday. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound quarterback threw the ball with very good accuracy and he throws an excellent deep ball, as seen here. While he may have taken a slight step back on Sunday, that was somewhat expected after his dominance on day one. Ford holds offers from Temple and UMass, but Oklahoma State and UConn are showing heavy interest.

USC commit David Sills was part of a strong QB group at the event.

8) S Anthony Davis – Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
This may have been Davis’ best performance this camp season. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound safety showed great instincts, terrific range and the ability to lead his team to the championship Sunday evening. Davis has offers from Boston College, Maryland, WVU, Penn State, Pittsburgh and others, but West Virginia and Penn State are the two to keep an eye on at this point.

9) QB Darius Wade – Middletown (Del.)
Wade and Chris Godwin were a deadly combination at this past weekend’s event. Although the recent Boston College commitment is a true dual-threat quarterback, he showed an ability to sit in the pocket and throw the ball with terrific accuracy, as seen here. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound passer throws a pretty deep ball and showed off a very quick release.

10) ATH Mallory Claybourne – Pittsburgh (Pa.) Renaissance Christian Academy
Claybourne makes his second top performers list in as many weeks. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound prospect was terrific on offense, as well as defense. He was one of the quickest athletes in attendance at receiver, but his effort at cornerback in locking down K.J. Williams, was really impressive. Although he doesn’t hold any offers at this point, keep an eye on Temple, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.

11) WR Freddy Canteen – Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian
Sills and Canteen connected often during this weekend. The 6-foot-0, 175-pound receiver was very difficult to defend and his routes were some of the best out of the entire camp. Canteen did plenty of talking on both days, but he backed it up every time. He currently holds offers from Maryland, Hawaii, Rutgers, Temple and others, but Canteen doesn’t claim a leader at this time.

12) S Delvon Randall – Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Randall committed to Temple early Saturday morning, then showed up to Plymouth Whitemarsh and was one of the most versatile athletes in attendance. The 6-foot-0, 185-pound prospect played wide receiver and safety, while turning in terrific performances on both sides of the ball.

13) WR K.J. Williams – Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty
This wasn’t the same performance that Williams turned in at Youngstown State last month, but the four-star was still one of the top offensive performers in attendance. While he made a ton of highlight reel catches, it was evident that he wasn’t getting enough opportunities. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect was close to committing to Michigan last weekend, but this upcoming trip to Syracuse could help him prepare for a final decision.

14) WR Ricky Rogers – Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Rogers struggled for one game and made sure that didn’t happen again. The 6-foot-3, 192-pound West Virginia commitment made some outstanding catches, including a one-handed catch that caused quite a stir. He was very physical off the line, used his hands well and there wasn’t a cornerback in attendance that could get him off his route while in press coverage.

15) RB/CB Chase Edmonds – Harrisburg (Pa.) Central Dauphin East
Edmonds ran for over 1,000 yards last year at running back, but it was this weekend’s effort at cornerback that landed him on this list. He was physical in coverage and he showed outstanding speed in the secondary. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound athlete has early interest from Wisconsin, Pittsburgh and Penn State, but no offers yet.

16) S Montae Nicholson – Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Nicholson struggled to get comfortable on Saturday, but he landed on this list due to his effort on Sunday. On the final day, the four-star athlete had a few interceptions and broke up multiple passes in the secondary, while adding a terrific touchdown at receiver. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound prospect holds offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, Michigan and other, but currently claims no leaders.

17) CB Daquan Worley – Coatesville (Pa.)
Worley worked at cornerback, safety, running back and wide receiver this weekend. He showed off his impressive versatility, athleticism and big play ability. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound athlete holds offers from Penn State, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and others, but doesn’t claim to have anyone on top at the moment. Keep an eye on Penn State, as it seems that they have the edge at this point.

18) WR Tre Brown – Hershey (Pa) Milton Hershey
Not many people knew about Brown heading into the weekend, but everyone was talking about him after the camp. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound receiver looked the part physically and backed it up on the field. He was very physical off the line of scrimmage and was a major deep threat for quarterback Andrew Ford. Brown doesn’t hold any offers at this time, but Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Maryland and others have shown interest.

19) QB Tynen Greer – McKees Rocks (Pa.) Montour
Greer may not be the most physically gifted quarterback around, but the guy gets it done. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect dominated the short passing game with Mallory Claybourne and Delvon Randall, while mixing in some impressive deep balls to Troy Simons. Greer is currently waiting on his first offer, but he has been receiving plenty of interest from Bucknell, Georgetown, North Illinois, Princeton and others.

20) TE Trey Klock – Harrisburg (Pa.) Lower Dauphin
Klock may end up playing offensive tackle in college, but the 6-foot-4, 260-pound tight end showed impressive athleticism and soft hands throughout this past weekend’s tournament, as displayed here. Klock holds offers from Boston College and Rutgers, but is receiving interest from Virginia, Duke, NC State, Pittsburgh, Northwestern and Maryland. At this point, it looks like Rutgers has the early edge.

21) ATH Neiko Creamer – Bear (Del.) Eastern Christian
The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Tennessee commitment was the most physically impressive prospect in attendance. If you didn’t know him, you would think that he was a college player returning home for a visit. On the field, Creamer showed soft hands at receiver, the ability to make people miss in space and he was dominant inside the red zone.

22) ATH Elisha Sewell – Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian (Class of 2015)
Sewell was one of the top Class of 2015 prospects in attendance. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect made some terrific plays at safety, but his best position was wide receiver. He showed off above average speed and attacked the ball nicely while it was in the air. Sewell hasn’t heard from any schools at this time, but that should change over the next few months.

23) S Deandre Scott – Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Institute
Although most people are concerned about his size, the 20-plus schools that have offered Scott don’t seem to be that worried. The 5-foot-8, 180-pound defensive back snagged multiple interceptions throughout the weekend and was very impressive in coverage. West Virginia seems to hold the lead at the moment, although Scott doesn’t claim a leader at this time.

24) RB Dennis Briggs – Pittsburgh (Pa.) Shady Side Academy
Briggs made a surprising move to defensive back this weekend and the 5-foot-9, 185-pound prospect looked very comfortable in coverage. He showed good lateral quickness, the ability to work in press coverage and he had plenty of speed to stick with any receivers that he matched up against. Briggs doesn’t hold any offers at this time, but you can expect Pittsburgh to get him in for a camp this summer.

25) WR Jarey Elder – Allentown (Pa.) Parkland Senior (Class of 2015)
Elder performed well at Youngstown State last month and then turned in a strong performance again this weekend. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound receiver didn’t get too many balls thrown his way, but he consistently got open and has very impressive speed. At this time, Elder has heard from Rutgers and Northern Arizona.

Five players who just missed the list…

LB Zaihe Regus – Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound middle linebacker was the emotional leader of the defense. Regus kept his defense focused at all times, while showing off his tough, physical nature. As a run-stopping, heavy hitter, 7-on-7 tournaments don’t typically show off what he can bring to the table, but he did a good enough job of that this weekend.

QB Alex Barker – Elkton (Md.) Eastern Christian (Class of 2017)
Barker was the first prospect I saw warming up Saturday morning and he ended up impressing me during both days. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect, who is part of the Class of 2017, threw the ball with accuracy, showed good footwork and displayed good decision making, which you wouldn’t typically expect from an 8th grader.

WR P.J. Fulmore – Pittsburgh (Pa.) North Catholic (Class of 2015)
Fulmore almost made this list simply by making two incredible catches in a row. The first was for a touchdown and the second was for the two-point conversion. The 5-foot-7, 165-pound receiver showed excellent speed and elusiveness out of the backfield and in the slot.

LB Nate Stone – Greensburg (Pa.) Greensburg Central Catholic
When Stone stepped on the field, there was no question who was the leader of the Pittsburgh PA Swag defense. The 6-foot-0, 220-pound linebacker is physically impressive and showed good side-to-side movement and was about as rough with the opponent as you can be, without getting a flag. Although he hasn’t received any offers at this time, he is hoping that changes this summer after hitting the camp circuit.

QB Jalen Wheeler – Bound Brook (N.J.)
If he played both Saturday and Sunday, Wheeler may have made the top 25 list. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect threw the ball very well on Sunday and he connected with Curtis Samuel on multiple occasions.

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