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Marc Henry

Trench Warfare Pass Rush School: Day One Notables

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry   The Trench Warfare Pass Rush School offers a unique platform for linemen to delve deep into the intricacies of their craft. Through a combination of classroom instruction and on-field practice, participants are equipped with both knowledge and practical skills essential for success in the trenches. Taking place in the

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Drew Johnson

5 Must-Watch Fast Rising Prospects to Watch this Spring

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102) Before the dust settles from the HS spring session and college camp showcases, recruits eagerly anticipate the upcoming season. With new talent emerging and established players stepping up their game, there are plenty of notable stock risers who deserve recognition. These athletes have put in the work and have seen

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Marc Henry

Five Must-See Florida Prospects To Know This Spring

Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44 Spring football is in heavy rotation around the country and high school football players are on the gridiron looking to elevate their profiles on the recruiting trail. The camp and showcase season has kicked off, along with the DR7 Road To The Crown National Tournament circuit, has provided the opportunity

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Drew Johnson

5 Must-See Texas Prospects This Spring

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102) Before the dust settles from the HS spring session and college camp showcases, recruits eagerly anticipate the upcoming season. With new talent emerging and established players stepping up their game, there are plenty of notable stock risers who deserve recognition. These athletes have put in the work and have seen

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Marc Henry

Emptying My Notebook Part One: The Crown Futures

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry The #Road To The Crown made it’s final stop in Fort Worth, Texas, to #Settle It On The Turf, to confirm which teams are the best in the country. Over 180 teams traveled to compete and prove they are worthy of  #The Crown, to be crowned National Champions. The Futures,

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: THE CROWN

By Platform Scout: Patrick Barriere Sr.   The DR7 #Road To The Crown had it’s final stop of the season in Texas to #Settle It On The Turf and the talent on the field featured some of the top talent in the country. If you ball, you get the call. The mission and goal of The

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NIck Gradney

The Crown’s Finest (pt.2)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G   26′ QB Cruz Campbell 18U Offensive MVP🏆 (@iamcruzcampbell) Cruz Campbell is no stranger to the DR7 circuit. We’ve highlighted Cruz in recent history in the Tulsa, Oklahoma tournament.  Campbell is a 2026 standout with a great set of skills that will take him to the next level. With

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Drew Johnson

DR7 #TheCrown National Weekend Standouts

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102) A long but productive 7v7 season has come to an end. Teams traveled across the country to meet in Fort Worth, TX this weekend to compete for the DR7 National Crown to be named No.1 in the country. There’s no doubt that nobody has done it like DR7 when putting

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NIck Gradney

The Crown’s Finest (pt.1)

  By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G    27′ WR Ontario Washington (@Ontariowas58830) Ontario Washington was the most dominant player I had the pleasure of watching this past weekend at The Crown in Fort Worth, TX. This kid was explosive! His release off the line of scrimmage was second to none, superb hands and he

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DR SPORTZ 7v7 🏝️TAMPA,FL

Dr Sportz 7v7 Road to Crown has been •Khayse Barrett• 2027 • QB the goal for the 2024 7v7Season and The Platform has been exposing the unexposed all season long and now where here at the end of the regular season as it comes to an End here In Tampa,Florida with a Ton of Day

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NIck Gradney

Top Tier of Tampa pt.1 (DR7 Tampa, FL)

By: Nick Gradney – National Scout (StatZ_G)   26′ QB Jaden Weatherly  @jadenweatherly_ Weatherly is a stout athlete with exceptional arm talent. There were several traits that stood out when watching this kid sling the football such as accuracy, throwing motion and quick decision making just to name a few. Jaden went through his progressions

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Drew Johnson

DR7 Tampa — Notable Weekend Standouts

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 scouting service of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Tampa: Futures Pool Play Ballers

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry   The Futures, players from 8U-10U, highlights the rising stars of the game who displayed their skills and potential during pool play. These ballers demonstrated their ability to make big plays and contribute significantly to their teams’ success on the field. As they continue to develop and hone their talents,

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown: Tampa Pool Play Standouts

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry   The “DR7 Road To The Crown Tampa” spotlight focuses on showcasing standout playmakers who made a significant impact during pool play on Saturday. These players demonstrated exceptional skill, determination, and performance on the field, contributing significantly to their team’s success.  The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate

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Patrick Barriere

2027 QB William Jackson Recruiting Talk: Arkansas, FSU, Florida, & more

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102) The 2027 Quarterback class is beginning to emerge as rankings and college camps arrive near the spring period.  When reviewing the top QB prospects in Florida, one of the premier 2027s in the country resides at Lake Minneola High School as freshman William Jackson has shown true potential and upside

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Drew Johnson

DR7 Road to the Crown — Notable QB Standouts

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 scouting service of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown: 15U Day One Standouts

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   DR7 travels around the country from city to city showcasing some of the top talent that you will see on any 7v7 circuit. Pool play starts each weekend, with teams coming out trying to establish themselves, feeling out each other and the teams that come out on top

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Patrick Barriere

Road to the Crown: DR7 Tulsa — Notable Weekend Standouts

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 scouting service of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission

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Patrick Barriere

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

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NIck Gradney

Tulsa Stars pt.1

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G 29′ ATH Aubreon Moorlet  Moorlet is like a swiss army knife. He can do whatever it takes to win. This kid initially started at quarterback. A lefty with a tight spiral that was on target all weekend. Aubreon also was a matchup nightmare lining up outside the numbers at

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Tulsa: 10U Pool Play Standouts

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry   Identifying talent plays a crucial role in players’ exposure and development. The DR7 Road To The Crown Tulsa tournament served as a platform for showcasing the some of the best future talent on the national circuit this season. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate

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Marc Henry

Under Armour Dallas: MVPs and Top Performers

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   Each year Under Armour brings it’s national camp to cities around the country in search of the top talent. Dallas has been a hotbed for football talent over the last decade and when UA comes to town the top prospects from Texas and the southern region show up

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Road To The Crown Atlanta: Standout Performers

By Platform Scout:  Patrick Barriere Sr.  @coach_pat84    The DR7 #Road To The Crown Tournament travels around the country from city to city showcasing some of the top talent that you will see on any 7v7 circuit. The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure.

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NIck Gradney

ATL Stars pt.2 (Atlanta, GA)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G   25′ ATH Cam Bland  (@CameronBland9) Watching Cam Bland in coverage all weekend was nothing short of a masterpiece. He instantly stood out amongst the rest. The consistency he showed was second to none. Bland excels when the ball is in the air, breaking up passes without committing a

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Patrick Barriere

Road to the Crown: DR7 ATL — Notable Playmaker Standouts

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 scouting expertise of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Atlanta — Notable QB Standout Breakdown

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 scouting service of The Platform has the organization unmatched. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids early on from different areas. The mission

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Road To The Crown Atlanta: Platform Futures Pool Play Standouts

By Platform Scout: Patrick Barriere Sr. @coach_pat84   The Platform Futures showcased resilience and grit as they faced challenging weather conditions in Atlanta during the DR7 #Road To The Crown tournament. Despite the adversity, players and coaches made crucial adjustments while still delivering standout performances during pool play, showcasing their determination and skill. The mission

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NIck Gradney

ATL Stars pt.1 (DR7 Atlanta, GA)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G ATH Dijon watkins (Savage Longhorns 10U) Watkins was unstoppable all day Saturday – playing both sides of the ball. This kid only in the 4th grade but was clearly one of the most impressive players in the entire tournament, no matter the age group. In one game alone, Watkins

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AdamSandoval

DR7 Road To The Crown Atlanta: 10u Future Prospects

Written By Platform Scout, Adam Sandoval @AFGP_Sports    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 the future prospects who had standout performances during the morning portion of pool play on Saturday.   2031 | ATH | Jayseon Taft |

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando: Weekend Standouts

By Platform Scout:  Patrick Barriere Sr.  @coach_pat84    It’s always impressive to witness top football talent in action, especially in a place like Orlando, where some the top talent in the country can be found. From pinpoint passes and game-changing interceptions, events like DR7 Road To The Crown provide a platform for athletes to showcase

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NIck Gradney

Gridiron Elite 18U (Orlando, FL)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G   Gridiron Elite 18U went 5-1 overall during the weekend in Orlando and secured the DR7 18U Championship. Led by quarterbacks Noah Grubbs and Grant Conner, this squad was impressively great throughout pool play but turned the fire up on Championship Sunday. It’s easy to point out the star

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando: Sunday Stars

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   DR7 travels around the country from city to city showcasing some of the top talent that you will see on any 7v7 circuit. Pool play starts each weekend, with teams coming out getting their feet wet, feeling out each other, ironing out plays and working through in game

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Patrick Barriere

Twin Defenders Shine for ALL-EN 7v7 at DR7 Houston

Platform Scout: Patrick Barriere  Sr  @coach_pat84    The DR7 Road To The Crown Houston tournament saw over 100 teams come out and play in a competitive environment. The amount of talent that stepped on the field and turned heads over the two day event is why teams come out to a DR7 event each weekend

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando: Under The Radar Playmakers

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   The DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando tournament showcased some of the top talent in the state of Florida, with several standout performances from players who caught the attention of scouts in attendance. Several of these playmakers have been flying under the radar and are on the verge

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NIck Gradney

Sunday’s Best(DR7 Orlando, FL)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G   28′ RB Aaden Lissade  @AadenLissade Lissade looked like a natural wide receiver for Underdog Mentality this past Sunday. This kid ran crisp routes, had great hands and had a motor that was on another level from everyone else. Aaden have a stout frame and will obviously grow over

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando: Saturday Standouts

By Platform Scout : Marc Henry @marchen44   Florida is known for producing some of the most elite football talent in the nation. With its rich tradition of high school football and year-round great weather for training, the state consistently churns out top-tier athletes. College programs from all over the country flock to Florida each

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando: Future Standouts 12U/14U

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   The DR7 Road To The Crown Orlando tournament was a showcase of young talent on day one, with several standout performances from players who have a promising future ahead of them as they continue to develop and prepare for high school football in the coming years. Several young

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Patrick Barriere

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

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Patrick Barriere

Platform Spotlight: Class of 2027 Defensive Back Caleb Cruz

By Platform Scout: Nathan Shivers @NathanielShive1     Caleb Cruz’s journey as an emerging cornerback in the class of 2027 in Texas is a testament to his exceptional work ethic and dedication to his craft. After completing his freshman season as a defensive starter for Odessa Permian, Cruz has earned recognition as one of the

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NIck Gradney

LOCKDOWN! (The Woodlands, TX)

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G   26′ LB Tank King (@TKing2026) Tank King is one of top recruited linebackers in the state of Texas. This young man has it all – size, agility, speed and superb coverage skills for a guy at his position. King most noticeable trait is his instincts. The advantage he

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NIck Gradney

Get To Know….

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout) @StatZ_G    26′ WR Dacorian Rubin (@corirubin1) Rubin is a physical specimen. This kid is built like a running back but his talent shows why he’s playing the wide receiver position. I saw him catch a 5 yard pass and take it to the house, out running everybody, which is

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Road To The Crown Houston Texas: Pool Play Stock Risers

By Platform Scout: Patrick Barriere Sr. @coach_pat84   Texas has long been recognized as a hotbed for talented football players, and events like the DR7 Road To The Crown allows teams and players to play against top competition. The national tour brought together some of the top talent in the area, providing a platform for

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NIck Gradney

Buzz’n (True Buzz 18U)

By: Nick Gradney – National Scout (@StatZ_G)   True Buzz is no stranger to The Platform and a top contender in the DR7 circuit. Many people picked them as favorites as well as to win it all on Sunday. It’s rare you get a squad to run the table and even more impressive if it’s

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Patrick Barriere

Road to the Crown: DR7 Houston — Notable Weekend Standouts Pt.1

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 scouting 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

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AdamSandoval

DR7 Road To The Crown Houston: 14U Rising Prospects

By The Platform Scout:  Adam Sandoval @AFGP_Sports   The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. We spotlight the next rising prospects from the great state of Texas. These players are on the verge of making a splash on Fridays. Here are several

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AdamSandoval

DR7 Road To The Crown Houston: 12U Rising Prospects

By The Platform Scout, Adam Sandoval @AFGP_Sports 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 several next up prospects who had standout performances during the morning portion of pool play on Saturday.   Kvonte Kidd-Ellis | Class of 2029 |

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Marc Henry

DR7 Road To The Crown NOLA Wrap Up

By Platform Scout: Marc Henry @marchen44   The DR7 NOLA  #Road To The Crown tournament wasn’t just about the games, it was a showcase of talent, an opportunity to get quality reps and play in an competitive setting. There were standout individuals who seized the moment and elevated their game to new heights. These players

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Patrick Barriere

DR7 Road To The Crown NOLA Standout Performances

 By Platform Scout: Nathaniel Shivers @NathanShive1   The mission and goal of The Platform is to #ExposeTheUnexposed and provide adequate coverage of athletes around the country giving them exposure. Each week as the DR7 Road To The Crown National Circuit travels to a different city or region, The Platform is able to get eyes on some of the

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NIck Gradney

The Featured: Houston Shaw

By: Nick Gradney (National Scout)   Class of 2027 (ATH ) Houston Shaw (@houston_shaw5) was a star amongst stars this past weekend for Juice 7v7 (15U) at the DR7- New Orleans tournament. Shaw’s body of work the entire weekend was consistent and seemingly unstoppable. This kid is a human highlight reel. From spectacular catches, high

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Patrick Barriere

The Rundown: KREAM Elite 18U Pt. 2

Written by: Drew Johnson (@RealNews102)  The Road to the Crown has been on fire with successful tournaments to start the year, this time with a stop in New Orleans featuring some of the top talents in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. The DR7 national circuit allows scouts and coaches to get eyes on various kids

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Patrick Barriere