DR7 Road To The Crown Tulsa: Noteworthy Weekend Standouts

By Platform Scout: Patrick Barriere Sr

 

The Road To The Crown headed to Tulsa, bringing out teams who came out to compete and lay claim to The Crown. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. We will spotlight athletes who had standout performances for their teams over the weekend and several names to know who will be making some noise on Friday nights in the fall.

 

Callen Campbell | Class of 2030 | Wide Receiver | 7v7:  Sooner 7

Campbell flashed early during pool play, he got open often, he made contested catches and his ability to be a red zone target allowed him to grab multiple touchdowns on day one. His route running allows him to win early off of the line and Callen’s ability to find holes in the defense were several traits that stood out in his game. Campbell plays with high energy, he moves well in space and when he gets the ball in the open field he has the speed to separate from defenders. Callen was a key contributor for Sooner 7 and he helped his squad win the Crown in Tulsa, punching their ticket to Texas in April.

 

Kaden Drumm | Class of  2031 | Quarterback |  7v7:  Sooner 7

Drumm showed early on during pool play that he had complete control of the Sooner 7 offense and played like a field general. Kaden has the arm talent to spray the route tree with accuracy, he was accurate on the roll out, throwing frozen ropes outside the numbers and he showed that he has the arm strength to push the ball downfield with good touch on his deep ball. His field vision was on point, he was able to make the adjustments each game, showing the ability to make throws against zone or man coverage for completions. Drumm stepped up and lead Sooner 7 to the Championship in the 12U division on Sunday, punching his team’s ticket to The Crown in April. Drumm is just scratching the surface and as he matures, his game will flourish. He is a prospect to keep an eye in the state of Oklahoma.

 

Jordan Jacobs | Class of  2030 | Defensive Back | 7v7: Sooner 7

Jacobs showed his versatility and athleticism, by shadowing the best receiver from each opponent that his team faced, a feat that is rare at the 12u level. He is a sticky defender with clean footwork, which enables him to stay in phase and locked on whoever he is guarding. Jordan has an extended reach that he uses to get hands on receivers at the point of attack and his recovery speed enabled him to play the passing lanes aggressively, leading to multiple pass breakups. He is a dynamic athlete whose skill set will continue to elevate as he matures. His stellar defensive play helped Sooner 7 to The Crown in Tulsa and Jacobs will be a player to watch in the State of Oklahoma in the near future.

 

Tyler Henderson  | Class of  2028 | Wide Receiver  | 7v7: Total Domination | Twitter: @TylanHenderson7

Henderson was unguardable, he is explosive off the ball, he runs crisp routes and this enabled him to get open often and be a reliable target for his quarterback. Henderson’s athletic frame, combined with his speed are several traits that flashed on day one in Tulsa. He has great hands, he tracks the ball well in flight and his ability to attack the ball in heavy traffic allowed him to win in tight coverage. He has the skill set that will allow him to compete for playing time when he get to the high school level this fall. Henderson is on the top playmakers in the state of Texas in the class of the 2028.

 

Kaydin Jones |  Class of 2026  | Athlete | 7v7:  918 The Unit| Twitter: @kaydinjones

Jones is a high energy player with a nonstop motor, he plays fast and he is playmaker who makes and impact on both sides of the ball. Kaydin has a stout, lean build, with the electric speed that compliments his game well and his ability to accelerate with the football in his hands allows him to be a game breaker. Jones has superb short area quickness, he is shifty in space, he has the ability to stop on the dime and he has the juice to make defenders miss in the open field. Defensively he was dominate, using his extended arm length to get hands on receivers at the snap, he played the passing lanes aggressively, allowing him to get his hands on several pass breakups. Jones is four star recruit, with double digit offers from programs such as, Oregon, Tennessee, SMU, Houston and Arizona State.

 

Kayleb Barnett | Class of  2025 |  Athlete | 7v7: 918 The Unit | Twitter: @kaylebbarnett3

Barnett is a two way player who brought the heat on both sides of the ball and was a playmaker who stood out for The Unit. He has superb short area quickness, he ran clean routes as a wide out and he was able to get open against both man and zone coverage. Defensively, Barnett is a feisty, sticky defender, who plays with controlled aggression and his ability to change directions quickly allows him to guard his opponent in close quarters well. His closing speed, combined with his elite quickness, allowed him to break on balls and get his hands on the ball. He had multiple interceptions and turned one of his picks in the points for his team. He has the skill set that college coaches seek out in slot wide receivers and should see his profile rise on the recruiting trail this offseason.

 

Isaiah Coates | Class of 2025 | Hybrid Defender (SS/LB) | 7v7: Sooner 7 | Twitter: @zaycoates

Coates passes the eye test, he has a rangy, stout build at 6’3 205 pounds and he uses his length well to play the passing lanes well. He showed his flexibility and versatility, by being able to play as a slot nickel and getting his hands on several pass deflections. Coates has he range to line up at safety, he has good field vision and he made plays on the ball to shut down passing lanes. Isaiah was a key defender for Sooner 7 on day one in Tulsa and he has the skill set that college programs covet in defenders who can be effective at multiple positions.

 

Owen Zech | Class of 2026 | 7v7: Warren Academy | Athlete | Twitter: @OwenZech1311

Zech played well in Tulsa for Warren Academy on day one, his ability to get open often was the result of his savvy route running. He is quick off the ball, he showed the knack for finding open holes in the defense and he was a reliable target offensively. Owen has strong hands, he attacks the ball with a purpose and he was able to move the chains making big grabs in heavy traffic. Zech has the skill set that will be valuable as he get more opportunities to get on the field and shine.

 

 

Tahkari Bethel | Class of 2026 | Athlete | 7v7 : Sooner 7 | Twitter: @BethelTahkari

Bethel is electric, he has great burst in space and he has the speed to take the top off the defensive coverage to stretch the field. He has excellent short area quickness, he runs precise route, which allowed him to beat the defense routinely on both days in Tulsa. Bethel is a game changer, who lined up on both sides of the ball and made an impact. Look for this speedster to be a factor on Friday night this fall.

 

 

Marcus White | Class of  2024 | Defensive Back | 7v7: Wichita Wheat | Twitter: @marxus_6

White plays fast but under control and his ability to be a playmaker at the cornerback position for the Wichita Wheat on both days made him a standout player. He plays with excellent leverage, his ability to change directions quickly enabled him to stick receivers closely in man coverage and he plays the passing lanes aggressively. Marcus was able to get his hands on the ball, with multiple interceptions and took one to the house for a pick six. White helped the Wheat defense win the 18U Crown in Tulsa and he has the skill set that will enable him to challenge for playing time when he steps on campus at Garden City Community College.

 

 

La’Terrius Robinson Jr. | Class of 2024 | Wide Receiver | 7v7: Wichita Wheat | Twitter: @Iamlt2

Robinson Jr. is phonebooth quick, he has the speed and agility to win early in his routes and he was able to get open often on both days in Tulsa. He has strong, reliable hands, he attacks the football at the catch point aggressively and he showed that he can make the contested grabs in heavy traffic. La’Terrius is an explosive leaper, who plays above the rim, he had a head top touchdown grab on Sunday over a defender in red zone and he was feature during the fall on Who Got Mossed, Mossing his opponent for a grab making a big play. The Wheat took home the 18U Crown and Robinson  Jr. was a key cog offensively, helping them win it all in Tulsa. Look Robinson Jr. to thrive at the next level when he gets to campus.

 

 

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