The morning started off with eight teams competing for one trophy at the Sun Life Stadium. The final eight teams included Booker T. Washington, Carol City, Cardinal Newman, Blanch Ely, Miami Jackson, Dr. Krop, Carol City B and Taravella.
In the end, it was Carol City and Booker T. Washington going back-and-forth trying to win it all. It came down to a last minute interception made by the Booker T. defense to seal the fate of Carol City. The Tornadoes went undefeated the entire Dolphins 7-on-7 tournament. Let’s look at some of the top performers from day two.
They say quarterback is the most important position on the field, and after watching the final eight teams at the Dolphins 7-on-7 tournament, one has to agree because they all had great signal callers. Miami (Fla.) Carol City leader Akeem Jones was on point the entire day. His mechanics looked good and he was the most vocal guy on the field. He also has good size and arm strength. Booker T. Washington and Miami Jackson had Treon Harris and Quinton Flowers, both run-pass QBs. Harris and Flowers are being highly recruited as athletes.
There were several standouts that CaneInsider.com was able to get a fresh look at such as 2014 Miami commit Travis Rudolph from Cardinal Newman. He displayed great athleticism all day and was able to do more than hold his own. On offense, he did a good job setting up the DB and catching the ball. Blanche Ely Devante Peete , 6’5 and 180-pounds, had a good showing for the second day in a row. He is a big target, has solid hands and the ability to get open. He is raw, but young (2015).
Coral Springs (Fla.) Taravella 2013 safety Robert Miller (6’2/180) was able to make some key plays to help out his team as well. Miller has good size and speed to play at the next level. Rashard Robinson, who plays for Blanche Ely, worked on both sides of the ball even though his primary position is at corner. The 6’2, 165-pound DB worked every down. The best cornerback out there was Booker T. Washington’s Nigel Patten. He had one ball caught on him for no gain championship day. The rising junior plays with great technique and speed.
Over the course of the weekend Javon Durante from Dr. Krop burned defensive backs and made quarterbacks pay for bad passes. He truly made plays every game on both sides of the ball. He was probably the most well-conditioned athlete on the field. Durante’s teammate Toro Nelson (6’0/175) was a threat for the deep ball and scored several times as well.