Fast. Fast. And fast. Simply the way I would evaluate Lorain Senior’s Zion Cross. Although I watched him mostly at corner, I believe that he would be an ideal slot receiver.
Tuesday, I really liked his ability to back pedal. Thought that he closed well and was very disciplined. Guessin 5’9-170, thought he played big and that his hips were good.
I tell college coaches to improve his ball skills and move him to the slot. Excellent burst. More than a locked in 100 meter sprinter.
Not just a track guy playing football. Like is toughness. Wants football. Told me “I am not just a track guy.”
I rated him as one of my top 50 seniors (Class of 2018). Surprised some college coaches, but no big deal.
Also, liked sophomore Daylin Dower who plays corner and will also play some tailback this fall. Guessin 5’10-175.
First saw him last fall, when he started at corner as a freshman. Thought that he had good recovery speed. Liked his toughness on run support. Watched him on the basketball court last winter. Liked his quickness and toughness.
Daylin has the CB swagger that I like. Plays with a high motor. Good quick feet, as evidence as he ran the ball for the first time ever. Can make defender miss.
I remember sophomore Savon Chavis (5-10-185) but he did not play due to some minor surgery. He will be another one to watch.
Veteran Head football Coach Dave McFarland needs to replace some talented seniors, but the program is going in the right direction.
As for Zion Cross, definitely a MAC level recruit, with his speed and quickness. Teach him to catch a football. No love yet.
As for Daylin Dower, keep getting faster and bigger. Only a 2020 guy, but should be an MSR top guy in 2020 Class.