By: (scout) Nick Gradney – @StatZ_G
STARS OF DAY 2: DR7 HOUSTON
2025 ATH Christian Getz – Stafford HS was impressive on Sunday for HPA 18U. Getz route running and ability to create separation was eye popping. There was never a time where he was not open. The other thing that stood out was the effort Christian showed on each play. Those are qualities that outweigh any physical tool a kid can possess. Going into his senior year, this off-season will be huge for Christian. 7v7 will not only help him perfect his craft, but also play against top competition and get more exposure.
2025 QB Eli Morcos – Lake Creek HS was a top five player the entire weekend for Texas Fury. Eli can make every throw with pinpoint accuracy. He doesn’t get too greedy, takes what the defense gives him but also takes his shots when necessary. Texas Fury came up short in the semifinals but this kid was a major reason why they even got that far in the first place. Morcos is an elite talent under the pads as well as he looks to bring a state championship back to Lake Creek. They’ve been knocking on the door in recent years and if Morcos have an impact, it’s not farfetched that we’ll see him leading his team to a trip to Jerry world in December.
2025 ATH Lee Smith – Cibolo Steele HS was very noticeable in Houston due to his aggressive lock down style of play. The Elite House defensive back played tough man-to-man coverage all tournament long against most teams top wide receiver. I’d say his breakout moment was seeing him guard Baylor commit Ashton Jones and doing a better job than anyone has done the entire weekend. Lee Smith is no stranger to competing at a high level – attending Steele near the San Antonio area, who is a 6A-D2 state championship contender. Lee Smith have a solid build and will continue to grow into his frame. In my opinion, he’s already a division one talent who is in dire need of more opportunities to display such coveted talents. Look out for Smith in the 7v7 circuit and expect big things going forward.
2025 WR Elyon Jupiter – Texas Extreme burst onto the scene last weekend, catching everything that came his way. Jupiter showed great hands, twitch and have good speed to go along with his other traits. The one thing many receivers fail to do is attack the ball and therefore causes break ups. That isn’t the case with Jupiter. He extended on every target and didn’t allow the defensive back to make a play. Elyon Jupiter was consistent throughout on Sunday and saw his team make a run. Keep an eye out for this kid.
2025 CB Marcus Coleman – Klein Cain stands 6’1 with long arms and plenty range. Every time Texas Extreme’s defense took the field, you’d better know where Coleman was. I saw him play press, drop back in zone, slot and come down in the box. There was no position he lacked in during the DR7 Houston tournament. His length plus his ball magnet abilities makes him a desirable prospect in my eyes and I’m sure there’s alot of college recruiters who would agree if they saw him. Coleman led all defensive backs in the district in tackles and pass break ups so that shows his willing nature to get physical when pads come on. Don’t be surprised when you hear his name more often this season.