Over the years, I have really grown to appreciate the work of the coaches in the Dayton city league. The City League teams are getting better and better.
Last Sunday, both Thurgood Marshall and Belmont had players at the MSROHIO Combine at the D1 Sports Training facility. Both head coaches were there with their players.
Belmont football has been down in recent years. Veteran Earl White is now leading Belmont. Coach White brought 10 players to our combine. Most were a mixture of freshman and eighth graders. Also some juniors and sophomores made the trip.
Coach White is teaching and exposing young players as to what it takes to be good.
Thurgood Marshall’s football program has really improved overs the last few years and continues to improve. Coach Robert Brown brought 4 veteran players. Four juniors and two sophomores.
Last fall, I watched them against powerful Akron St.V’s. They lost the game, but played hard, and until a lack of depth got the best of them, were doing well.
RB Daryl McCleskey measured 5’8-172 (no shoes) and ran really well. Ran 4.56/40. Needs to work on change of direction – 4.63/proshuttle and 7.4/L-cone. Gets north/south well. Excellent vision.
RB Bobby Brown Jr measured 5’7-163 (no shoes) and showed excellent change of direction and burst. Ran a 7.2/L-cone. Needs to improve speed, but more a north/south runner. Good strength – powerballed 30’1. Broad jumped – 8’9. Continue ReadingRead More »