By: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102)
The DR7 Road to the Crown seven-on-seven circuit has featured 9 tournaments nationwide with various states including Florida, Georgia, Texas, and is now hosting the National Championship in Round Rock, TX this weekend. This article will focus on stars that shined brighter than others on Day One of #TheCrown in their respective age groups. Names featured are the top standouts that National Platform Scout Drew Johnson has made a note of.
The mission and goal of The Platform is to Expose the Unexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes participating in the DR7 7v7 circuit. There will be more articles and player standouts from our national scouts throughout the week. Let’s get to it!
Grant Muñiz | Class of 2024 | 7v7: Aim High | Midland High
Muñiz showed off some of the best arm strength during Day One in Round Rock. He threw consistent spirals despite heavy winds and understood how to throw his receivers open on multiple completions. What impressed me most was his ability to flat-out zip it to the sidelines where his receivers could stay in stride and gain RAC.
Jake Wilson | Class of 2023 | 7v7: Wallstreet Athletes | Byron Nelson High
Wilson helped lead the Wallstreet Atheltes to a 3-0 record on Day One with a chance to take #TheCrown on championship Sunday. Wilson was really accurate with his throws in the first game I watched him compete, completing 4/4 passes with a touchdown on the first drive. Even if he missed a throw, Wilson was good enough to bounce back and show off good drop rhythm and timing with his receivers.
Christian Nunley | Class of 2025 | 7v7: KB3 | Conroe High
Nunley once again displayed good mechanics and footwork while maneuvering in the pocket or rolling out to his left. He had a good connection and chemistry with his receivers today either down the field or on short intermediate routes. With more development behind center, Nunley could create some interest around his recruitment with a productive off-season.
Tucker Parks | Class of 2024 | 7v7: KC Elite | Klein Collins High
Parks still looked good while throwing deep balls and commanding his squad on Day One of the National Championship. The rising junior prospect showed out in Houston to win the bid for the 18U crown and looks determined to keep progressing in his overall game. Look out for Parks to really see an uptick in interest around his recruitment with more eyes on his film after a tremendous junior season.
Peyton Houston | Class of 2027 | 7v7: 318 Hotboyz
Houston is listed as the youngest Day One standout but could have the most upside from the QBs I watched here in Round Rock. He has advanced footwork mechanics combined with a calmness to deliver any throw with the ball in his hands. He completed a 45-yard bomb the first time getting eyes on him. His football IQ and ball placement are excellent for his age with plenty of time to grow. Houston will be one of the premier QB recruits come his senior season with offers already from the likes of Ole Miss, Purdue, Texas Tech, and LA Tech.