Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102)
The DR7 Road to the Crown was on the move this weekend with another successful turnout in Davenport, FL as over 100+ teams participated on Day One. The seven-on-seven circuit allows athletes to showcase their skillsets and upside while scouts analyze tendencies and potential. There’s hardly any chance to get eyes on every kid in such a wide-pooled group of talent but this list will include some of the notable weekend standouts that shined throughout the weekend. The Platform’s goal will always be to Expose the Unexposed!
Noah Grubbs | QB | 2026 | Lake Mary | @NoahGrubbsQB
What a way to stamp yourself as the Real Deal. Grubbs played with rising Gridiron Elite this weekend in Davenport and left with some nice hardware. As noted, this kid is one of the top 2026 QBs in the country. The 6-4, 210-pound riser is a versatile Pro-Style QB who showed off his accuracy and footwork in both games I watched. His natural arm strength and developed QB mechanics will separate Grubbs from the pack.
Michael Clayton | 2026 | Seminole | @MikeClaytonQB1
Each time I watch Clayton he rises on my stock radar because of his natural ability at the quarterback position. It’s the little things that we notice when evaluating QBs in a 7v7 setting. Footwork mechanics, body control, working the route tree. All these traits were displayed by Clayton this weekend who stands at 6-4, 195-pounds. The offers are going to roll in for this kid once he steps on college campuses.
William Jackson | QB | 2027 | Lake Minneola | @WillJacksonQB3
We may have one of the top 2027 QBs in the country with this kid Jackson showing off his true potential and upside to blow up on the recruiting scene. Already standing at 6-4, 180-pounds, Jackson is the Real Deal folks. He’s every bit of 6-4 with good footwork and decision-making at a young age. Williams is already built with a college-ready frame with plenty of time to work on his overall upside and other intangibles.
Salomon Georges Jr | QB | Class of 2025 | Leesburg | @SalomonJR17
Georges finished the weekend as one of the top standouts after displaying his ability to move an offense down the field with his deadly footwork ability or accurate deep ball shots. This kid was an accurate downfield thrower and zipped the ball around to his skill guys. Will continue paying attention to his performance this offseason.
Best of Rest:
Cayden Thomas | QB | Class of 2026 | Mitchell | @CaydenThomas_
EJ Archield Jr | QB | Class of 2025 | Robinson | @EJArchield
Chance Houston | QB | 2027 | Land o Lakes | @cc11houston
Grant Conner | QB | 2025 | Winter Park | @grant_conner3
Chase Cromartie | QB | 2025 | Viera | @CromartieChase
Carter Emanuel | QB | 2026 | Edgewater | @CarterEmanuel1
Mykel Calixte | WR | 2025 | Dr. Phillips | @newerakel
Wow, this kid should have 20+ Division I offers. I knew of his talent because of his regular season performance but Calixte is ready for a breakout off-season. The kid is a tall and lengthy 6’4, 190-pounds wide receiver prospect who can move and get physical with his size to bully opposing defenders. Don’t sleep on the route running and good hands. College coaches, get eyes on this kid asap.
Devin Voltaire | WR | 2025 | Seminole | @devinvoltaire
Voltaire has developed into one of my favorite wide receiver prospects in the class/area. He’s all of 6’3, 200-pounds with excellent route running abilities and sticky glue hands to go with it. He continues to impress with eye-popping catches and slick footwork for his size. It’s hard for a QB not to lock in on Voltaire because of his ability to get open. College coaches have to get eyes on this kid.
Nicholas Teeter | WR | 2025 | Cocoa | @NicholasteeterN
If you want to watch a kid that’s nearly unguardable in the slot position, tap into Teeter and his film. Better yet coaches, get out to Cocoa and just watch this kid work. Great footwork to break defenders down at the line of scrimmage where he uses his electric speed to find holes and rack up yards after the catch. A pivotal piece in his team’s success.
Makih Johnson | WR | 2025 | CAI | @Makihjohnson2
Each time I get eyes on Johnson, he flashes his advanced route running and soft hands. He has good speed for his 6’2, 190-pound frame and has shown his reliability to bring down catches consistently. He will be another riser WR in the 2025 class who should bring in some offers when he touches down at colleges this offseason.
Mannie McKinney | WR | 2027 | CAI | @manniemck_
I’m trying to tell you now that this kid will be one of the top 2027 slot wide receivers in his class when it comes that time. He’s simply unstoppable in the 7v7 type setting because of his speed, sure hands, and electricity with the ball after catch. If he can show his ability to also dominate at the DB position, his stock will rise even more.
Best of Rest:
Anthony Gay III
Eric Nelson Jr
Ethan Pritchard | LB | 2025 | Seminole | @EthanPr74464069
The recent FSU commit and one of the top linebackers in the country made an appearance this weekend at DR7 Davenport. Physical, fast-moving, good IQ, all of these traits were displayed by this kid who is for sure the Real Deal. When you have a linebacker moving around like he was in a 7v7 setting, you quickly realize why he’s one of the more coveted LB prospects in the country.
Kaden Henderson | LB | 2027 | Jesuit | @KadenHenderson_
We got another stud and potential 4-5 star player in Henderson who jumped on my radar after tracking down a ball and out-jumping the receiver to tally a pass breakup, one of many he recorded this weekend. Just a 2027 prospect, this kid could develop into either an LB or DB because of his body frame and skill sets. He will be one of the top recruits come his senior season.
Best of Rest:
Tavares Murray | DB | 2025 | Bartow | @TMurr_JR