Written by: Drew Johnson (RealNews102)
On a hot and sunny Saturday, the Polk County 7v7 Championship brought together some of the notable high school football talent in the area. It was a fiercely competitive event, with teams battling it out to get in some valuable practice before the fall season starts. It was good to see so many Polk teams come together for this event. In the end, it was Fort Meade who emerged victorious, thanks to some impressive performances on both sides of the ball. National Scout Drew Johnson was on hand to identify some standout players, and the event was a great showcase for the talent that Polk County has to offer.
*Much respect for the way Kathleen High competed and the effort Bartow High and Auburndale gave was noteworthy.
Carson Montsdeoca | QB | Class of 2024 | Fort Meade | @CarsonMontsdeo1
I’m telling you first, Carson Montsdeoca is one of if not the top QB prospects in the Polk County area. He’s a sleeper recruit that’s being overlooked behind center because of his baseball commitment to the Florida Gators. It’s clear to many that Montsdeaoca is a true QB threat because of his good frame, footwork mechanics, and natural arm talent.
Joel Morris | QB | Class of 2026 | Lake Gibson | @1_Joel_Morris
Morris returned back from injury to get some work in with his teammates on Saturday and hasn’t missed a step. Threw a few deep ball dimes but getting the timing down with receivers and coordinators is more important for his progression. Has plenty of time and determination to be a big-time QB prospect in the near future.
Best of Rest:
Blaine Walker | QB | Class of 2025 | Bartow | @QB1_11
Amari Turner | QB | Class of 2025 | Auburndale | @10Free_AT
Joshua Porter | WR | Class of 2024 | Fort Meade | @PorterJoshuaWR2
Porter is the best WR in Polk Hands Down. USF got a steal that will develop into a playmaker at the next level because of his work ethic, glue hands, and natural wide receiver instincts.
Best of the Rest:
Ryan Screen | WR | Class of 2024 | Fort Meade | @s_ryanscreen
-Slept on No More!
Kordell Lewis |WR | Class of 2024 | Lake Gibson | @kordell_lewis
-One of the Under the Radar potential stars
Jerry Thomas | WR | Class of 2026 | Lake Gibson | @JerryBeast2026
-Future Division 1 WR Prospect
Tahjae McQueen | WR | Class of 2024 | Auburndale | @TahjaeMcqueen10
-One of the top risers in the Polk County region
Cory Butler | WR | Class of 2025 | Bartow | @Cory_2007
-Finished as one of my top DOG standouts today
Darian Kirkland | WR | Class of 2025 | Fort Meade | @d1_krik10
-Completes the WR trio at Fort Meade with great speed and good route running/hands.
Keveun Mason | RB | Class of 2025 | Fort Meade | @Keveunmason7
Fentrell Graham | RB | Class of 2024 | Lake Gibson | @FentrellG
DJ Galva | DB | Class of 2024 | Bartow | @dgalva9
-My top DOG DB of the day. He’s a sleeper that can develop into a Power 5 Prospect.
Omari Russell | DB | Class of 2026 | Fort Meade | @omari_russell
-Could have the highest upside as a DB in the Polk County region. Had multiple interceptions today.
Jaysean Pritchard | ATH | Class of 2025 | Auburndale | @D1Jaysean
-Future star on both sides on the ball.
Tavares Murray Jr | DB | Class of 2025 | Bartow | @TMurr_7
-First time getting eyes on Murray and I like his game and potential upside
Quinton Moore | LB | Class of 2024 | Lake Gibson | @QuintonMooreJr2
-One of the more reliable linebacker prospects in Polk that can be a tackle machine.
Cason Dash | DB | Class of 2026 | Lake Gibson | @CasonDash3
-A 2026 DB prospect that colleges need to get in one before it’s too late.
Cyhdrin Simmons | DB | Class of 2024 | Fort Meade | @CYhdrinS
Tedrick Simon | DB | Class of 2024 | Fort Meade | @TedrickSimon
Davion Borders | DB | Class of 2026 | Fort Meade | @BordersDaidai12
Klein Gilles | ATH | Class of 2025 | Ridge | @k1einn
Made a nice read that resulted in an interception that I saw and made a few good plays throughout the day.