Marion Harding is playing good football this fall and is lead by two juniors, Kwauve Booker and Noah Thompson. Had a chance to see both in action against Ontario HS last Friday night.
First watched Kwauve on video last winter. Ran well and was active. Invited him to my combine and he put up some good numbers. 6’1-225 now and plays hard. Plays downhill and closes well on the ball. Needs to improve change of direction and overall speed. Good range and gets to the outside well. Most of all, he plays with physicality.
Last week, he took over the game from his RB position. Powerful between the tackles. Breaks tackles and has good balance. Very physical runner last Friday.
Kwauve may be a defensive guy. Needs to play more under control. Going just one way will help him on the next level. A physical and emotional player on both sides of the ball. He will rock a ball carrier.
Noah Thompson may not have the ideal height, but he is a football player. Hardest working player on the team. Plays QB, because of his football smarts, leadership, and athleticism. Runs well. Good quickness.
From his FS position, he is a tough, inside run support defender. Closes well on the ball. Good range. Excellent tackler. Ideal position would be SS. Toughness is no problem.
Noah, also competed at my combine last spring. Coming out of wrestling, he was not as fast as I like, but he has gained 20 pounds and gotten faster. Good speed coming downhill.
Both are in the 2019 Class and are good students. Both are baseball players and athletic. Both are physical. Both need to keep working on football skills and keep getting bigger/stronger/faster.
College football camps are almost a necessity in the recruiting process in today’s world. Both Noah and Kwauve need to get some on their summer schedules.
Glad they came to my developmental combine. Watching them play in person was better. Good potential.