Thursday, April 7, 2011

Philly Phenoms Going to Represent at 7on7 Tourney at the University of Pittsburgh

When I tell people I am taking a group of student-athletes from the Philly area to play in a 7 on 7 tournament at the University of Pittsburgh many of them look at me like I have 3 heads. Well for those of you who are not familiar with the term “ 7 on 7” and without getting too complicated…It’s football!!! Just imagine the Oregon Ducks offense vs Ohio States defense without the fat boys crashing into each other. That’s pretty much it. There’s a lot of scoring, a lot of athletic plays on both sides of the ball.

Before recent, 7 on 7 was just a time period during a practice for teams to practice throwing the ball. It has been taken to the next level. 7 on 7’s are now a stage for Quarterbacks, Runningbacks, Wide Receivers, Linebackers and Defensive Backs to show what they can do. Now participants are getting exposure for college by getting write-ups by well known scouting services like and 247sports. College coaches all over the country are looking at the performances of these High School athletes from these tournaments and for many players it has been the doorway of opportunity.

After going to the New Level Athletics 7on7 at Rutgers and seeing the highly competitive teams from the Northeast part of the country, I thought “Why doesn’t Philly have a team in here?” so…Meet the Philly (PA) Phenoms:

FS Kenny Williams (Plymouth Whitemarsh)
Keith Young (McDevitt)
SS Russhon Phillips (PW)
LCB Nasheed Parker (Imhotep)
RCB Morgan Jackson (PW)
Xavier Ellington (PW)
MLB Tim Dugan (Landsdale Cath)
OLB Terry Brown (PW)
Jalen Ramsey (Norristown)
OLB Garnell Sanders (PW)
Erik Tucker (PW)

QB Matt Magarrity (La Salle)
Shannon Mayer (Norristown)
RB Teron Dobbs (Carroll)
Brandon Shippen Norristown
WR Devin Merritt (La Salle)
WR Shakur Nesbitt (Imhotep)
Slot Nick Newman (McDevitt)
Slot Bruce Mapp (West Catholic)

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1 comment:

  1. How did your phiily Phenoms do in Pittsburgh, PA