Road to the Crown: DR7 Houston — Notable Standouts Pt.2

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102)

There’s no doubt that nobody has done it like DR7 when putting together a structured tournament and now combining the credible scouting service of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The Road to the Crown has been on fire with successful tournaments to start the year, this time with a stop in The Woodlands, TX featuring some of the top talents in the state and surrounding areas. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes participating in DR7 tournaments and around the country.

 

Benny Easter | WR | 2028 | Summer Creek | @BennyEaste12886

Finding the next-up stars is what we are all about at The Platform and this kid has the size and tools to be a dominant WR in the near future. Easter was easily one of my top standout underclassmen because of his notable route-running skills and solid hands. He played on the outside with BME this weekend where he could isolate defensive backs and beat them with speed or technique. Impressive weekend for the young man who is someone to keep an eye on at Summer Creek this spring. 

 

Preston Stephenson | WR | 2027 | The Woodlands | @prestonsteph02

This kid could likely be my top DOG standout wide receiver because of his consistent ability to get open throughout the weekend. No flash or wasted movement, Stephenson is an underrated route runner who constantly beats defenders with his footwork and hands. Plenty of time to continue working on his frame but he has the skills to make an impact this coming spring. 

 

Benny Okwura | WR | 2026 | St. Thomas Catholic | @BennyOkwura88

Okwura is a tall and lengthy rising WR prospect who showed off his decent route running but got it done this weekend with decent speed and size at 6-4, 210-pounds. This is a rising sophomore that college coaches need to get eyes on this spring because of his potential upside to develop into a problem. 

 

Colton Weddel | 2027 | WR | The Woodlands | @colton_weddel

Weddel was another dominant WR prospect competing with the talented Woodlands squad this past weekend where he displayed his tall frame and athletic ability on the outside. This kid is a potential tight end with more time in the weight room at 6-4, 195-pounds who can provide solid receiving and blocking components. 

 

Caden Scott | ATH | 2026 | Davenport | @CadenScott1908

One of my top defensive back standouts this weekend was Caden Scott who was the voice and heartbeat of his defense in DR7 Houston. Really impressed with his versatility and IQ to make reads on passing plays. A young riser that can put it all together and generate some college interest. 

 

Cameron Pitts | ATH | 2026 | Cibolo Steele | @cameronpitts_

Pitts was an electric wide receiver prospect competing on the DR7 circuit this past weekend. He caught my eye when displaying his speed and ability to get open in the slot. After he displayed his RAC skills and then made great ball skill reads on the defensive end, I locked him in as a notable standout. This kid had a highlight video worth of key plays. 

 

Players to Watch: 

Kairee Williams | WR | 2027 | New Caney | KaireeW

Caiden Jones | WR | 2026 | Lake Charles | @CaidenJones22

Landon Anthony Mitchell | WR | 2028 | @LandonAnthonyM

Both of these young men made it happen at the wide receiver position this weekend at DR7 Houston. Two DOGS that weren’t afraid of competition and had some notable plays. Mitchell dominated in the slot position where he was a go-to man for his QB. Jones is a bigger-framed athlete who has big-play potential because of his speed and quality hands. Keep an eye on these two risers this off-season who can continue working on frame and technique.

 

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