Article photo of Jerrick Gibson, RB from IMG Academy; photo credit to Brian Smith.
By Brian Smith
Looking back at the DRSportz Davenport tournament, several top performers and talented recruits participated. Here are a few of the best.
Luke Kromenhoek, QB, Savannah (Ga.) Benedictine Military School / Team Dimes / 2024 FSU commitment
Kromenhoek has filled out his frame and continues to get stronger. His arm certainly showed several times during the tournament, including this following pass:
He did well when rolling out and connecting with short passes that were line drives, or even lobbing it to the back corner for a touchdown. Either way, Kromenhoek was one of the best signal callers at the event. Mike Norvell and the Seminoles have themselves a very talented quarterback commitment.
Camdon Frier, WR, Lake City (Fla.) Columbia / Team Dimes / 2024 FSU commitment
Excellent athlete and route runner that found a way to get open no matter the type of coverage. It was easy to see that Frier was the son of Matt Frier, the former Florida State Seminole that played on the 1993 national title team.
He decided on the Seminoles because, in Frier’s own words, “The way they recruited me.”
He had offers from Alabama, Mississippi State, and many other programs, but he’s headed to Tallahassee.
Nico Weiss, WR, Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian / Burch Sports / 2025
Although he’s not earned any offers as of yet, look for Weiss to soon be on many different college coach’s recruiting boards. Stop-and-start quickness that caught one’s eye, strong hands in traffic, and good speed to get over the top of the defense.
Weiss was one of the best overall wide receivers in Davenport, no question. His recruiting attention, and offers, will eventually come.
Tramell Jones, QB, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin / Burch Sports / 2025
Jones has gained height and weight since last season, and those two factors likely added what was an obvious improvement with his velocity.
Just as important, there were times where Jones took the sack instead of throwing into coverage. He’s gaining steam with his decision making and overall quarterback understanding.
That’s why teams like FSU, UF, and OSU could be eventual landing spots for Jones.
Tayshaun Burney, S, Tampa (Fla.) Carrollwood Day School / Prime Truth / 2025
Having flown under the recruiting radar just a little bit, it’s ironic because Burney can really move his feet; he also showed unique anticipation skills by way of jumping multiple routes.
Burney has always been a physical player in pads, and he’s a natural with how he charged on the football this past weekend as well. Burney has and continues to deserve more recruiting attention.
Javion Mckay, Slot WR, Tampa (Fla.) Tech / Prime Truth / 2024
This young man was worth the price of admission. Tackling him was hard enough last fall while he played for Tech; even touching him during the seven-on-seven tournament proved difficult as well.
He’s one of the nation’s fastest players regardless of class, and he’s unselfish. Give me all the players like Mckay that can be found. He’s a kid any team can improve their team with.
Shamar Rigby, WR, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood / RI5E Sports / 2024
Rigby represented the dominant boundary wide receiver prospect. He made multiple jump ball catches in the corner of the end zone, one literally on the top of the head of a defensive back. He caught other fade balls as well, like this one:
He also showcased quickness that allowed himself to cross the face of defensive backs and get open on slant routes.
Rigby has vastly improved in the course of the past year, and he’s one of the fastest rising prospects in the state of Florida.
Terrance Moore, WR, Tampa (Fla.) Catholic / Slimey Boyz / 2024
Moore was one of the bigger and more physical receivers at the event. His size and natural speed have allowed him to be recruited nationally and he’ll be coveted until he signs his letter of intent.
What he does best is set up secondary moves to shake a defensive back. That’s when his speed has taken over. Can’t argue with Moore’s total package, and he’s no place near a completed product either.
Jerrick Gibson, RB, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy / Prime Truth / 2024
Although a natural running back at 5-foot-11 and now 207 pounds, Gibson’s hands and route running were on display in Davenport. He was already considered a five-star recruit, and nothing changed with his performance.
Of particular importance, Gibson showed natural hands by way of catching the football away from his body play after play. Despite his size, he could honestly play in the slot at the college level.
Samarian Robinson, LB, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln / TightAction / 2024 UCF commitment
The recent UCF commitment has burst onto the recruiting scene after adding roughly 30 pounds to his frame during the past year. He was a primary target of UCF linebacker coach and former NFL star Ernie Sims III.
Just learning the position of linebacker after previously playing wide receiver, safety and nickel, Robinson’s athleticism showed when in coverage. His wingspan was tremendous as well. While he must continue to learn the nuances of the weak side linebacker position, he’s a truly high-ceiling recruit for Gus Malzahn and the UCF Knights.
Jaime Ffrench, WR, Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin / Burch Sports / 2025
In contention for five-star status when his time comes, Ffrench was explosive as ever this past weekend. He excelled at wide receiver, as well as a free safety. Much like Gibson, he has a tremendous offer list from across the country. His next planned unofficial visit will be to Alabama (March 4).
He’s a shifty receiver despite already hitting a growth spurt and being roughly 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds. Ffrench’s lateral movements were dynamic and consistently left defenders behind. Absolutely tremendous prospect that showed why he’s been heavily recruited.
Joshua Porter, WR, Fort Meade (Fla.) High School / OneWay / 2024
One of the best route runners in the country, Porter received his first offer from Deion Sanders and Colorado on Jan. 20. He plays at a small high school or Porter would likely have many more offers.
Porter’s skills, especially at the line of scrimmage, were on display at the DRSportz tournament. His ability to fend off bump and run coverage, then accelerate into his route, were refined and complemented his ability to gain separation from defensive backs. Look for his recruitment to take off before the end of this next summer.
DJ Pickett, S/CB, Zephyrhills (Fla.) High School / Prime Truth – 2025
Arguably the nation’s top 2025 recruit, the rangy 6-3.5 and 175-pound Pickett was really good once again during the DRSportz tournament. He was rarely tested and made multiple pass breakups.
For a player with Pickett’s length, it’s rare to see someone that changes direction as well as he does. Coming out of his backpedal, Pickett planted his foot and charged forward to close ground between him and the football prior to the receiving getting to it.
Even when the receiver made it there first, that did not mean Pickett gave up. He knocked the football away multiple times right after the ball made contact with an intended receiver.
Five-star talent, no question. It’s been fun watching Pickett develop over time.