Friday, September 15, 2017

ACE QB and WR Week 3 Top Performers


Most players listed have been evaluated at ACE camps, training, or other events where an ACE staff member was present.

Quarterback Watchlist After Week 3 

Tyler Rehman Grochot-2018-St.James High School, MD (13-20 307yds, 6TDs)

Rehman is one of the purest passers I have seen on the off season circuit. He is back in form as he torched his last opponent for 300+ and 6 tuddies. If you watch his film you will see a very composed Q with a lot of arm talent. He is able to distribute with proficiency and total ball control. I dare to say this, but he reminds me of Drew Brees. Interested to see what colleges show him love. Watch the tape it speaks for itself.
Tyler Rehman Grochot

Mahmud Dioubate-2018-Bartram, PA (12-23 207yds, 3TDs, 12-110Rush, 1TD) next vs George Washington

Dioubate is a man amongst boys. He has great touch on vertical routes and his ability to evade defenders reminds me of Terrell Pryor from Ohio State. No one could stop him. Based on his stat line this rang true for his opponent. I’m looking forward to following him through the season because I have heard a lot about him for the past two years. Look for some big time Universities to be checking on him.

Mahmud Dioubate

Dan Solecki-2018-La Salle, PA (22-31, 332 yards, 4 TDs) next vs. Carroll

Solecki came in relief and had an amazing game. He showed moxy by going into a tough opponent for his first varsity start and protecting the ball. You would think that there was going to be some rough patches in this game but Solecki played it cool. He distributed the ball by standing in and taking some shots while still delivering the goods. He played quick and elusive when the play broke down, confidently dishing dimes on deep in cuts and out routes routinely.

Dan Solecki Philly.com article with Highlights

Grayson Kline-2018-West Lawn,PA (18-26 303yds, 4TDs, 6-65rush) next vs. 

Grayson is a prototype QB standing at 6’5 and 230lbs. He had a nice outing last weekend putting up some gaudy numbers in a 60+pt game. Grayson uses his height well to place the ball over defender to his Receivers. He displayed toughness when he had to pick up yardage with his feet and he is a load to bring down. He made TOP 10 plays when he bull dozed a defender who attempted to stop him from running into the endzone. Check out his highlights from Week 3.

Grayson Kline

Desman Johnson-2020-Penn Wood,PA (13-24, 244yds, 2TDs) next vs. Norristown
Johnson has a cannon arm and he's still growing. He's hovering around 6'2/3 and 220lbs. This kid can really dominate a game. On his film he throws a very catchable ball. He will do big things if he continues to develop.

Desman Johnson
Wide Receiver/Athlete Watch list

Troy Holland-2018-La Salle College High School, PA (6-122yd 2TDs (four receiving) next vs. Carroll

Holland is one of the most skilled WR in the region. Continuously uses his hands to pluck the ball out of the air and has above average quickness. He made multiple catches that took some serious concentration and ball skills. Holland holds a D1 offer from Liberty University and is fielding a ton of interest from other schools. He will look to continue his success this week vs. Carroll who has a very skilled defensive backfield.


Rahiem Bowens-2018-Penn Wood, PA (7-116yds 1TD) next vs. Norristown

Bowens is lightning in a bottle. I saw him on the 7on7 circuit and he made play after play after play after play. I am not exaggerating. He was all over the field grabbing some ridiculous catches on offense and defense. It has obviously carried over to the season. Recently, Bowens was recognized for obtaining a school record for receiving yards and is looking to add to his totals this week.

Rahiem Bowens

Friday, September 8, 2017

ACE QB and WR Week 2 Top Performers

Most players listed have been evaluated at ACE camps, training, or other events where an ACE staff member was present.


Quarterback Watchlist After Week 2 

Anthony Paoletti-2018-Marple Newtown, PA (18-27 269yds, 4TDs)
This kid is fun to watch. He is strong and twitchy which allows him to escape pressure when the pocket breaks. In his last game, Paoletti displayed his arm strength on multiple plays where he had to squeeze in post routes or hit open receivers for big gains throwing across his body on broken plays.

Amir Gillis-2018-Simon Gratz (18-25 339yds 4TDs, 47yds 1rushTD)
Gillis was in a league of his own this…maybe on a field of his own last week. He was able to burn the defense for 4 passing TDs and run in one. He made the defense pay for blitzes with his quick release and bought time finding the open guys on when the play broke down.

Logan Leiby-2018-Selinsgrove, PA (16-19 284yds, 5TDs)
On the list for the 2nd week in a row, Leiby is off to a hot start in 2017. Again, Leiby looks really comfortable in the pocket and under pressure. He had no problem finding the open guy displayed good field awareness. Looking forward to another light show this weekend vs. Shamokin.

Highlights

Kevin Doyle-2018-St.John’s, Maryland (21-35 300+yds, 2TDs)
Although the TD outcome is not as gaudy as last weeks, Doyle and team traveled across the country to face De La Salle and almost tarnished the Cali powerhouses 2017 season. He once again made NFL type throws for big chunks throughout the game. Doyle hit the deep outs, posts, and comebacks, making them look like routine passes. This was a good test for Doyle and many think that his performance will open a lot eyes. 

Highlights

Wide Receiver/Athlete Watchlist

Dahmir Ruffin-2018-Archbishop Carrol, PA (180yd rushing/receiving, 5TDs (four receiving) next vs. Bensalem
Ruffin is pound for pound one of the most athletic football players in the Philadelphia area. He is still waiting for his 1st offer, but he is definitely deserving. He is off to a great start and I’d expect he will be hearing from some colleges this Fall. Keep an eye out for him.


Kennedy Poles-Penn Wood, PA (3-101yds, 3TDs) next vs. Council Rock North
My initial thoughts after watching his film is that this kid has some special characteristics. His ball skills are above average and I believe that if he is consistent and displays some speed in the coming weeks, he will be a top WR prospect this season. Let’s see how he gets after it the rest of the year hopefully we have this conversation again.


Dash Dulgerian-Marple Newtown, PA (6-144yds,1TD) next vs. Radnor
On the receiving end of Paoletti’s passes, Dulgerian helped shred his opponent with his sure hands and shiftiness. Not to mention Dulgerian had another 150+ game last week. We are looking forward to seeing him continue his showcase vs. his next opponent.


Justis Henley-North Penn, PA (11-201yds, 2TDs) next Pennsbury
Henley is a dynamic athlete. He’s can pretty much play every positon on the field and excel. Even when defenses lock in on him he finds a way to hurt you. His next game is against a tough Pennsbury team who’s looking to return to its reputation as a traditionally hard-nosed club.

Friday, September 1, 2017

TOP PLAYERS 2017 - WEEK 1

Football is here. I will be highlighting a few top performing Quarterbacks from each week. I will do WRs if there are enough guys out there looking to shine so if you have nominations, send the name, school, stats, highlights to ACEQBWR@GMAIL.COM.

Enjoy!

COACH ABE'S WEEK 1 TOP QB's

Thursday, March 30, 2017

ACE Rule The Air & Battle of The Trenches Showcase Recap 2017


Rule The Air and Battle of the Trenches Showcase 2017

On Saturday, March 25th, some of the top football players from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and surrounding states came to showcase their talents. Approximately, 20+ teams and organizations were represented. The 4th annual Rule The Air Showcase once again was a hit! The camp included elite instruction and evaluation from some of the nation’s top trainers. Director and lead QB coach, Vernard Abrams of ACE QB and WR, Donovan Dooley of QBU, Sam Mora of Sam Mora football, Sudan Ellington of Big Skills Academy, Key Moore of RunIt RBs, Kevin Zeblium of Keystone Sports, Brandon Bing of Probing Elite. Vernard Abrams also known as Abe, has been making a name for himself by developing many of the area’s top QB and WR collegiate and NFL prospects. This year includes NFL Draft hopeful, University of Penn’s signal caller, Alek Torgersen.

Camp Recap: Saturday’s event was filled with outstanding talent from youth leagues and High Schools all over PA and surrounding states. The camp was split into two parts by age. The morning session was for players from grades 4 through 8 and the afternoon session, for grades 9-11. The showcase gave each athlete an opportunity to display his abilities. All participants were evaluated as they were put through a series of drills and competitions during the day. The player evaluation process started at warmups all the way through the last whistle at camp’s conclusion. Participants took part in developmental drills, then applied their new knowledge and skills in one on one competition. The action was non-stop! Quarterbacks displayed accuracy and arm strength. The Receivers and Running backs constantly made plays. You will surely hear about a few of them on the Spring/Summer college recruiting trail. l definitely wouldn’t want to have to play defense against them during the 2017 season. The defensive back play was better than anticipated. Although outnumbered, they displayed, technique, speed, and tenacity battling WRs and RBS on multiple reps. At the end of the day, parents and athletes were raving about the camps organization and talent that was present.

There were 100 attendees between the two session and each position group had multiple coaches to instruct them throughout the day.

Beyond Xs and Os: Participates were not only observed and evaluated on physical talents, but on attitude and leadership while interacting with their peers. Coach Abe and staff took every opportunity during breaks to discuss the keys to becoming successful in life and on the field. He also relayed the message that too often many football players limit themselves. They focus so much on being great football players, that they don’t focus on attacking the school work and being the best they can within their family dynamic. The goal is to be multi-dimensional, to be great not only in football but most importantly in life, hence the name of Abrams’ training company ACE (Athletes Creating Excellence).  Overall, we can say that it was a great day filled with great competition and fun atmosphere.

Photos and a Prospect Review of the showcase will be posted for the camp on www.coachabefootball.com

Top Players Middle School:

Quarterbacks -Tyler Barry, Donovan Salters, Trey Holsman, Jeron Phillips, Jr., Landon Henline

Skill Players- (MVP Offense) Liam Kennedy, Dante DeNardo, Michael Price, Edward Quinn, Mekhi Williams, (MVP Defense) Devin Smith

Linemen-(MVP) Jordan Alvarez

Fastest Man - Devon Smith

Top High School Players:

Quarterbacks - Stone Hollenbach, Jared Lewis, Ryan Yost, Matt DeLaurentis

Skill Players - (MVP-O) Jayvonne Campfield, Rodger Holcombe, (MVP-D) Isaiah Watson, Keishawn Jones, Noah Santiago, Kyrin Jackson, Sterlen Barr Jr., Caleb Mead, Jaime Rodriguez

Linemen – (MVP) Rahmel Turner, Jeremiah Carter, Beau Lanzidelle

Fastest Man – (Tied) Isaiah Watson and Keishawn Jones